I personally found the film itself to be a rather cliched verson of king kong...except a lot smaller of a gorilla:-). The score however, was so good it actually served as the carrier for the visual aspect of the film. James Horner, you never cease to impress me!
I love the original movie, Mighty Joe Young. I also love the Disney version. I thought that Disney's Mighty Joe Young was a great movie and the music was wonderful. However, "Beautiful Dreamer" is Mighty Joe's theme song. This should not have removed.