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200565, very much so
Posted by buckshot defunct, Wed Jul-26-06 11:05 AM
Not in plot necessarily (a couple points are similar though), but it definitely has the 80's kid 'horror' movie sensibility to it...

the 'burbs
complete lack of adult supervision
subversive humor
sexual subtext
actually kind of scary in parts

I could go into greater detail on all of those, but I think I'll wait till a few more people chime in. It's very much for kids, but at the same time it doesn't insult kids' intelligence/capacity for 'adult' themes and ideas. Very entertaining, and while I wouldn't say the animation is groundbreaking or even that great, I still think I'd put this above the Shrek franchise and even a couple of Pixar films.