Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her hous... read more
Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Release Date: February 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
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December 30, 2012
Japanese version of the Borrowers.
November 9, 2012
The stories of the little people was originally conceived in the book series "The Borrowers" about a group of tiny people who would "Borrow" small things from people that they need. 50 years after the novel was written, Director Hayao Miyazaki decided to do his take on this story...
August 22, 2012
While not entirely a Miyazaki film, he is only credited as the co-writer here, it definitely carries some of his signature themes and would nestle up well with the other Ghibli films that you have on your shelf.
It focuses on the plight of Arrietty, a young woman who is one in a...
August 22, 2012
Tender sweet story, engaging characters, gracefully paced, harmonious score, and gorgeous animation. Another quality effort from Studio Ghibli.
July 28, 2012
Hayao Miyazaki, who wrote, planned, and executive produced 2012?s THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, has some potential to create a Japanimation that is a brilliant, dazzling classic. He did this profoundly just a decade ago with SPIRITED AWAY. The reason that film is such a memorab...
June 28, 2012
Studio Gibli always makes the best animation.
June 25, 2012
The Secret World of Arrietty was an animated movie I was really looking forward to seeing. As some of you may know, I am a big fan of Studio Ghibli. Due to my schedule and the film's performance here in the States, I didn't have time to see the film on the big screen. Luckily, on...
June 24, 2012
If you need further proof as to why computer generated animation can never replace the beauty and charm of the classic two-dimensional, hand crafted kind; see "The Secret World of Arrietty."
Studio Ghibli's latest is simple, sweet, and heartwarming fun that will enamor ...
May 9, 2012
There's a elegance in the narrative's simplicity. Part of the story focuses on the missions that these "borrowers" go on to obtain articles like sugar and tissue for the family to use. The point of view of the little people is perfectly captured. There's beauty in how these chara...
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