This again, meets my criteria for a classic. It truly understands genre which it operates and tackles the subject matter with skill and enthusiasm. At the time, the gimmick of so expertly blending animated characters and live action sold this film but now, 22 years on, that gimmick has long gone and we’re left with a beautiful movie, with a sense of humour and more to the point, a great sense of the 1940′s/50′s sensibilities of Warner’s Looney Tunes.
Ironically, this being a Disney picture, their character’s didn’t really shine to brightly, clearly proving my point that every other studio is much better at this form of comedy than Disney!
All in all, with the casting of the ever serious Bob Hoskins and the near perfect interpretation of the 1940′s animated era makes this a wonderfully entertaining film which more than stands up today.