Anyone remember watching reruns of "Garfield and Friends"? If so you'd probably remember that the middle segment was dedicated to another creation of Jim Davis, the U.S. Acres.
And let's face it, most of the early US Acres shorts were cheesy, what with the music and all. Well, later in the run the musical shtick was dropped and became more story oriented. In another words, it became good.
As proof here's an episode from the middle of Garfield's run: Bedtime Story Blues, where they update the story of Cinderella.
Eat your heart out, Disney.