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Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Arthur et les Minimoys (original title)
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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:
Ron Crawford ...
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
Robert William Bradford ...
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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Adventure awaits in your own backyard. See more »

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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$86,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The father mole's name "Miro" means "poor sight" in French slang, matching mole's poor sight reputation. See more »


Minimoys size (2.5mm) is not consistent through the movie: bigger when in the straw, smaller when Arthur runs under an ant, much bigger when dancing on the vinyl disc, bigger on the model car, bigger on the ruby pile etc. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: [a photo album unlatches and opens to a picture of a bearded man] This is Archibald Suchot, a treasure hunter, explorer, and engineer. He spent 10 years in Africa building every type of useful thing. Oh, by the way, it's in the heart of Africa that our story begins.
Narrator: [cut to a country road] Well, this really isn't Africa, it's Connecticut, and this is the house Archibald lived in before he mysteriously disappeared. But that's a story that Archibald's grandson would be more qualified ...
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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 »


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


Stayin' Alive
(LP Version)
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
© 1977 Crompton Songs LLC - Gibb Brothers Music c/o BMG Music Publishing France
Courtesy of BMG Music Vision, Warner Chappell Music France and Warner Music France (A Warner Music Group Company)
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Imaginative adventure story; fabulous animated voices
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautiful artwork, wonderful voices for the animated characters by David Bowie, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Robert DeNiro, and Ron Crawford. Great to see an imaginative, kind child as hero, and see Mia Farrow act again. Arthur uses his love for his grandparents and his intelligence to persevere and save the day. (A treat for artists in the audience is grandpa's personal journal of watercolors and sketches at the beginning of the movie). The action really takes off once the movie transitions to animation, and perhaps moves too fast, although the children with me were able to follow it. The animated characters are adorable and even though they are very contemporary, and the movie takes place during the depression, kids will be able to relate to the animated fantasy characters - since they are fantasy characters, there is no reason they can't be contemporary. Overall a nice story for kids, with some good lessons for kids re: love, loyalty, perseverance, intelligence.

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