When I read about the idea of a boy who wanders off and get stuck in another world I wasn’t excited enough, however after watching it proved me wrong. In the beginning it has the normal anime tropes but after a while it has its own signature. The movie is not totally original but it took ideas from the best around and implemented right. The characters and the world are interesting and unique by their own rights which makes it memorable.
The animation suits the movie perfectly and along with it the English voice actors did a really good job in the dub (never felt it was out of context). True the ending sequence had the usual anime tropes but it didn’t undermine the quality or the story. To conclude if you want a movie with fatherly theme with a taste of Disney-like spices then watch it.