Holy crap these used to be so freaking depressing! The other day I caught The Land Before Time on at a friends house and I swear I was holding back tears for the entire damn movie! That kinda got me thinking about kid's cartoons these days.. they just don't seem to measure up to past offerings, especially in terms of depth Take Ferngully for instance... it had a great environmentalist message... the villain in the film was an evil spirit (which resembled sludge) that grew stronger as more trees got chopped down, and more than that it was a great story with moving characters Or how about An American Tail, the story of Fiefel the immigrant mouse... I never realized when I was a kid that these films had deeper meaning, and when I look at the newer films... cars... madagascar... they just don't even come close.. or at least thats my opinion. The brilliance that is The Secret of NIMH?? thoughts?? We could also expand the discussion to movies... I mean what children's film these days can even come CLOSE to such classics as Labyrinth, Neverending Story, or The Witches??