This was a favorite of mine for a while, but I haven't found a dvd or blu ray yet. Last time I owned this was in BETA!!
Anyway my feeling back then was that this improved over the original and I never understood why it never got the love of something like Little Mermaid or Aladdin.
Samantha you're dead on with the depth of field being incredible, it was what I loved the most about it (without actually understanding what that is at age 11). And i also loved the opening sequence and wondered if you could do something like that in a normal film.