Couple of months ago I decided to look through our family's DVDs to see if there was something other than the usual Disney animated fare that our 2 year old son might enjoy. I saw "The Black Stallion", one of those DVDs we got for free with the purchase of our first DVD player way back when. Anyway, I hadn't seen it in forever, but thought our boy might enjoy the horse. I put it on, and both he and I were riveted to the screen for the entire film. Absolutely amazing. Coppola did a great job. So many have raved about how well "Castaway" was done, particularly the period where he was stranded on the island for so long and how they made that work with so little dialogue. I think they probably took some notes from "Stallion"; amazing interaction between the boy and the horse, with no dialogue. Touching at times. The music is incredibly well done, and very understated. Acting is first-rate. The entire film 'feels' or unhurried (well, except the race) but is captivating at the same time. Even the end credits are entertaining. I would encourage any of you who haven't seen it recently to watch it again. Our 2-year-old still begs for it and sits through the entire thing (even preferring it over Toy Story ).