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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Did You Know?


The intro to David Bowie's song "Let's Dance" plays at the beginning of the fight song on the record player. David Bowie is also the voice of Maltazard in the English version of the film. See more »


Some songs on the soundtrack, including Let's Dance, Stayin' Alive (heard when Arthur and Selenia "dance" on a disc), and Theme From S'Express, post-date the 1960 setting. However, soundtracks are frequently separate from the movie's "world," so these songs could be purely for our benefit, not heard by the characters. Alternately, these could be deliberate anachronisms, included to induce a feeling of fantasy. See more »


Princess Selenia: [Darkos, Malthazar's son pulls a menu she holding and covering her face with] Oh! Hey, Darkos...
Darkos: [arrogantly surprised] Selenia? What a nice princess like you doing in a place like this?
Princess Selenia: [friendly] Oh, I just dropped by here to hang out and dance.
Darkos: [leaning forward menacingly] Very well then, let's DANCE.
Princess Selenia: [sweetily] Darkos sweetheart, I would rather...
[snarling fiercely]
Princess Selenia: *DIE* than to dance with YOU.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits, the main actors, actresses, and director come out on screen to take their final bows. If they did a voice in the film, they are presented as the character they voiced in the film. If their role was strictly live action, they are presented as a Minimoy version of their character. See more »


References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


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I think the movie was good!!!!
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I am kind of upset to see what has been out there about this movie so far. I have seen a lot of cartoons and pixar movies almost all of them and by far I think this was one of the best ones out there. I would say if this movie interested you just a little go to the movie and judge for yourself. I thought the characters were well thought out and there were some really great moments in this movie. While I was watching it I almost hoped it would never end and that I could learn more about them.

The movie didn't drag like a lot of movies do it had a great flow to it. The amount of detail put into the movie was great the large shot of the house and the grounds to the room with all the old stuff in it.To the amount of detail put into the characters clothing and there personalities.

I like that they gave you a story before the story even happened. Once in the small world it is easy to get caught up in all the action that is going on. So make your own judgment and don't listen to those people who can't stop for a moment and just enjoy the movie for what it is a great movie.

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