I would like to mention first of all that this review is from a 21 year old male. The only reason I think that's important here is simply because it's a review for a "childrens film".
On Christmas eve 2008 I had the great fortune to stumble upon this animation whilst watching television. At first glance I thought it would be nothing more than a childrens film, but it's far more than that.
It's a simple story, that's true of this film, but what makes it so magnificent is that it manages to weave all these different layers of emotion into the film so subtlely, yet so effectively.
The animation is nothing short of beautiful, along with the musical score for the film. No detail has been missed in this animation, it's flawless in every aspect.
I'm a very critical movie fan, I expect a lot for a film to really please me, but this has to be up there in my all time favourite films.
I would recommend this film to anyone, and I mean anyone, but especially if you're looking at getting a film for your children! It's a poignant, heart warming story that will sit up high up in the best all time animations for a long, long time.
It may only be 30 minutes long, but don't miss your chance to purchase this DVD. You won't regret it!