If not quite the genius level of Miyazaki, this is still different,
thoughtful and original.
It involves two 13 year old boys, Black and White, who live in a run
down imaginary city, and who have to fight developers who want to take
the city over, and in the process destroy it.
Black is dark and angry and needs White's almost Down's syndrome like
simplicity and sweetness to balance him.
Obvious and heavy handed on a symbolic level, ('Black' and 'White' as
character names?) some of the animation is breathtakingly beautiful,
although the faces of the characters lack a certain expressivity. It's
more the backgrounds, the world itself, and the sort of mock stedicam
moving shots that are so striking.
See this in a theater, or at least on a great TV via blu-ray if
possible. It's such a visual piece, that seeing it in any lesser way
makes it likely to miss the film's greatest strengths.