This was a pleasant surprise, as I had not heard much about it, and my three kids ages 5 - 7 1/2 really liked it. It centers on a young turtle's adventures in the ocean, from the moment he emerges from his egg tiny and scared, to his return to the same beach many years later as an adult. He finds and loses (and finds again) love, friendship, and adventure. There are some environmental messages thrown in, when he encounters damaging pollution, but it never gets too preachy, and he encounters helpful, caring humans too. The animation and writing are cute, although not on the same level as the megahits Pixar and Dreamworks put out. It's also safe for young kids - nothing overly scary or inappropriate, although it doesn't skew too young - my almost 8-year old going on 15 liked it too.