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I missed this as a kid, only seeing bits and pieces which seemed cool. Watching it as an adult, all of its seams show and for me it breaks down pretty quickly. I understand why everyone loved and still loves it but I can't count myself in that group.
I think your analysis is good Laika. I was disillusioned when I saw it as an adult! It was made when I was 6 and I don't think I saw it until I was 10 or 12 -just in time basically. Indeed it does have a massive influence on us as children, along with Neverending Story, Labyrinth, Legend, Dark Crystal, Young Einstein, Princess Bride, and the lesser known Flight of Dragons (amazing) and Carl Macek's version of Laputa.
A very enjoyable kids movie. It made a large impression on me when i was younger, but now i see that it actually isnt a brilliantly made film. Many things bother me while i watch the film now and i am unimpressed with much of the set design and execution of the plot.