Saw it this afternoon. Loved it. This is what I've been wanting from Disney for a long time. It's not Beauty and the Beast, nor is it Little Mermaid, but they are on the right track to create movies like that again. This was astonishingly good. There was real humor for kids and adults alike without too much of the vaudeville/slapstick stuff. It dealt with real issues such as responsibility to yourself vs dreaming about your future, death and loss. The villain was genuinely good. The whole shadow thing was creepy and very well done. There wasn't just one standout character, they all were excellent... though I think Ray had the best lines.
The animation was gorgeous. I honestly don't care if Facilier and Naveen look like the body style for Jaffar and Aladdin because Disney has a long and glorious history of lifting from their own previous works. The colors throughout the scenes were beautiful, the motion of the animation was incredibly smooth.
The whole firefly scene was just breathtaking.
I will be seeing this again and will definitely be buying it. Give us more of this Disney! More!