The Secret World of Arrietty (Dubbed)

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: February 17, 2012
DVD: May 22, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 4.21
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Cast: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, David Henrie, Moises Arias


Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) and her parents, a family of tiny people, live a happy and comfortable life under the floorboards of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to any of the people living or working in the house. That is until Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy, spots Arrietty. The two form an unusual bond but must keep their friendship a secret. If anyone finds out, Arrietty and her family will be forced to leave the house and enter straight into the line of danger.

Based on the classic childrens' novel "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton.

Director: Gary Rydstrom, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Toshio Suzuki
Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa. English language screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick
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  • 4 stars "a visual treat in cartoon style, but stylistically realistic in colors, dynamics, and scale, and perspectives from different vantage point..., funny, and sad, too. enjoyed it. worth the see."
  • 5 stars "just good as always"
  • 5 stars "studio ghibli never fails to impress."