We went and saw the movie tonight, my wife and I and our two oldest granddaughters. We all enjoyed it. My wife laughed out loud - and laughed - almost embarrassed me, but I was laughing too. The story line was good - got a little sappy occasionally, but good.
The animation was excellent, the stop-motion most evident in closeups of the faces - if you looked real hard. Be sure and stay until after the credits for about 30 seconds of animation. You will be the only one left in the theater and you will annoy the cleaning crew - but it is worth it.
Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~