i loved this movie as a kid. but later on, after i read the book by peter s. beagle and watched the movie again i didn't like it as much. the book is a real gem. a must read for everyone who liked this movie.
The animation is beautiful, and it builds to an interesting climax. But I did not enjoy the voice acting, and HATED the America songs. And the pacing was generally a little off. Like much 80s animation, it is simultaneously charming and annoying.