Review Date: June 18, 1999
Director: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Writer: Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White
Producers: Bonnie Arnold
Having said that, I still found myself interested throughout most of this picture because of its exquisite achievement in animation, with some sequences eerily skimming the lines to reality, and other jumpin' jungle shots suggesting three-dimensionality at their core. Pretty incredible up on the big screen! If this was a live remake of the same story with the same plot-line and characters, I probably would've dismissed it as hackneyed and unimpressive in narration. But when you consider that it's a Mickey Mouse Corp. feature starring many wondrous images and a familiar, yet oddly original (in respect to its highly visual context), story, it has to be appreciated on a much simpler playing field...that of a wide-eyed-child's point of view. So I turn my head to its lack of overwhelming narrative and the scary Phil Collins tunes, and applaud its ingenuity in animation, musical numbers snub, fun action scenes and emotional effectiveness. Kids, of course, will adore it!