I remember taking my kids to see the national tour in Boston many years ago and we all hated it. The whole thing was so overblown and INTERMINABLY long. Act 1 was 90 minutes! That is longer than the entire animated film the show was based on! Act 1 should have been about 1 hour to 1 hour ten minutes, and Act 2 should have been 45 minutes. As it was, the show seemed endless. And yes, I have had haters criticize me for not liking it.