Although at first this movie was confusing for me, as it neared the end, pretty much all the pieces fit together. This story was really fantastic, and both the animation and characters topped for a film by disney not involving any main princess (think the little mermaid, beauty and the beast, etc.) or any main animal (think lion king, bambi, etc.). As britprincess1 below stated, Disney stepped out onto a limb here and did something they were not used to doing. However, they succeded with flying colors. Although I will agree that this movie is not for young children (it's scarier and has a higher comprehension level than most disney movies), it's one disney film that you really should see.