* AwesomeArt: The animation is considered the best thing about the movie.
* AwesomeMusic: "Whenever You Imagine" played as they enter the Fantasy section.
* CluelessAesop: In response to the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot undermentioned review]] by Creator/GeneSiskel, Creator/RogerEbert criticized the film for it ineptness in endorsing reading: it takes familiar stories from horror, adventure, and fantasy, but [[AdaptationDistillation simplifies the content of those stories]] to the point where they resemble video games rather than literature.
* CultClassic: A favorite among certain Trekker groups thanks to it's [[AllStarCast all-Trek cast]]. It's also a favorite film among the small group of library lovers and bookworms.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The movie arguably fared much better in Japan, if the amount of merchandise coming from the country back in those days are any indication.
* HilariousInHindsight: Adventure calling Captain Ahab "my kind of guy" becomes quite funny once you realize that Creator/PatrickStewart, his voice actor, later ''played'' Ahab in a TV movie version of ''Literature/MobyDick'' three years later.
** Likewise, Fantasy calling out to Mother Goose when the latter flies by also becomes humorous once you remember Whoopi Goldberg later voiced Mother Goose herself in the nursery rhyme-themed episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfterFairyTalesForEveryChild.''
** My name is... MR. HYYYYYYDE !!!
** I grin at thee, THOU GRINNING WHAAALE !!!
* NightmareRetardant: The ''original'' Hound of the Baskervilles was a glowing, eerie sight that could terrorize a man into running himself to death [[spoiler: due to luminous paint]], but it's just a normal dog (albeit big and snappy) in this film.
* OneSceneWonder: Captain Ahab's scene was a rather frightening one too.
* SoOkayItsAverage: A common complaint. The plot has potential and the animation is gorgeous, but the story never reaches beyond just being kind of interesting.
* UglyCute: Horror.
* VindicatedByHistory: Despite being a box-office bomb, the movie saw strong sales when it was eventually released onto home video.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: This was Creator/GeneSiskel's opinion of this movie; while he wanted to appreciate its premise and aesop, he couldn't look past the lack of story and [[ItsShortSoItSucks length]].
* TheWoobie: "Horror always a ''sad'' ending."