I've liked some animated films, I've fallen hard for a just a few (Pinocchio), but this one is a revelation. As an individual who has always stated that we would all do better if we reached back and remembered some of our childhood innocence and dreams, before we became harsh and embittered or "adult", this is the perfect representation of my view. Watching a youth's psyche literally maturing is actually a heartbreaking thing. Where the picture is mostly focused on just this, the idea may not seem like an incredible plotline, by far, but there's enough happening here to make you forget that fact. One of the best animated films ever.