Lately there's been a deluge of animations centered around animals. Carbokid ain't complaining but I think some of these are quite lame and average. The animations are all jaw-dropping mind you and the humor can really crack you up. The thing is that some of the stories are very weak and contains too much American culture. When one feature throws these elements at you, it's tolerable but when you start to have more, it can get pretty stale.
On the other hand, a simply rendered Miyazaki animation has a better story line. Each time I watch his works, I get the fuzzy feeling all over. Now, his characters are those that you can emphatise with. That's genius.