Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
"Arthur et les Minimoys" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  12 January 2007 (USA)
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Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Archibald (voice)
Arthur's Mother
Doug Rand ...
Arthur's Father
Jean Bejote Njamba ...
Massai Chief
Saul Jephcott ...
Police Officer #1
Saleslady (as Lee de Long)
Christian Erickson ...
Antique Dealer
Eric Balliet ...
Mover #1
Oxmo Puccino ...
Mover #2
Jerry Di Giacomo ...
Repairman (voice)
Bienvenue Kindoki ...
Matassalai #1


Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks. Written by <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arthur and the Invisibles  »

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Box Office


€65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,702,789 (USA) (12 January 2007)


$15,131,330 (USA) (4 May 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Luc Besson said that this will be his last movie as a director, but later changed his mind. See more »


Selenia harpoons the poppy on the outside. When she pulls it down, the harpoon is on the inside. See more »


Princess Selenia: [to Arthur; in the hallway of the Evil M's palace] I'll face M alone. Right now, we're splitting up.
Arthur: What would happen if you succeed?
Princess Selenia: Then we shall meet back here.
Arthur: [concerned] And if you fail?
[Selenia hesitates]
Princess Selenia: If I should fail... Then I shall breathe all my powers to you.
Arthur: What does that mean?
Princess Selenia: [a short pause] Be a good king.
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Crazy Credits

The credits feature the characters walking by the names of their voice actors and sometimes pausing briefly to wave. The human characters (Arthur's grandmother, parents,etc.) are in Minimoy form. Luc Besson is also seen in Minimoy form. See more »


Edited into Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) See more »


Happy Birthday
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
© Summer Birchard Music
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Surprisingly nice
26 December 2006 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie because of my wife. She read the books some time ago and really wanted to see the movie. I am not too fond of animations.

I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the story a lot. It was really nice to see something new for a change. There are not too many clichés in it, and the little acting that is in the movie is quite good.

I was a bit disappointed by the animations. I think they could have been a bit better. But then again, as I said I am not the biggest animation fan.

Parting comments: It's a movie for the family. There should be something in it for every age.

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