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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
"Kari-gurashi no Arietti" (original title)

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The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

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Spiller (voice)
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Arrietty (voice)
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Shawn (voice)
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Pod (voice)
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Hara (voice)
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Homily (voice)
Shin'ichi Hatori ...
TV Announcer (voice)
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Arrietty (voice)
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Shô (voice)
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Spiller (voice)
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Homily (voice)
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Pod (voice)
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Sadako (voice)
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Haru (voice)
Ray Gillon ...
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14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items that they borrow from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty. Written by ANN

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Ningen ni mirare te wa ikenai. Sore ga yukashita no kodomo-tachi no okite datta. (Do not be seen by humans. That's been the law of children of the underfloor.)


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Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,446,395 (USA) (17 February 2012)

Gross:

$19,192,510 (USA) (1 June 2012)
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Trivia

At 36 years old Hiromasa Yonebayashi, was the youngest person to direct a film for Studio Ghibli. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place some where in western Tokyo. Domestic cars in Japan have their steering wheels on the right side, but Aunt Sadoko's Mercedes is a left hand drive, since it is an imported car. The housekeeper Haru's red car is a right hand drive, as it is a normal, domestic Japanese car. See more »

Quotes

Arietty: I have to go. When is your operation?
Shô: The day after tomorrow. I'm going to be okay. You gave me the courage to live.
Arietty: [Unclipping the pin from her hair & giving it to Shawn] For luck.
Shô: Thanks.
Arietty: [Now crying] You protected me after all.
Shô: Arrietty...
Arietty: I hope you have the best life ever. Goodbye.
Shô: Arrietty, you're a part of me now. I'll never forget you, ever.
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Version of The Borrowers (1992) See more »

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Shô no Waltz
("Shô's Waltz")
Composed by Cécile Corbel
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Arrietty (2010)
13 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was stunning. I saw it just days after going to the Ghibli Museum in Japan, and it was breathtaking. I'm glad since I loathed the last Ghibli film I saw (Pom Poko). Arriety is the exact cure needed for such loud and obnoxious 3D CGI movies that come out every other week. It's quiet and full of soul. There are moments here that you wouldn't even get in a live action movie. Subtle moments of life and nature, that the animators could have saved time and money by not including them. Luckily for us, the details are all present. A shot lingers just long enough for a ladybird to take flight, or the mother to stir her tea after a conversation. What Ghibli understand, more than anyone, is that kids don't need bright/crass/non stop films. The quiet nature of Arriety is so relaxing, with gorgeous music from Cecile Corbel. First time director Yonebayashi shows that Ghibli has much more life and talent to give.

I was very familiar with The Borrowers, and was a bit disappointed I was getting something original from Ghibli. I'd already seen the excellent TV Mini-series and the over-the-top American film with Goodman. Ghibli have taken everything great about the story, and toned down the designs and motives, making this a realistic and engaging fantasy. The father is stoic and caring. Arriety is adventurous, but never annoying. Her heart is in the right place, but she doesn't get into a ridiculous amount of trouble. Being Ghibli we get a lovely little cat character, Niya. The designs are ace, and the world of the borrowers and the human beans merge beautifully.


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