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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.)
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Moises Arias ... Spiller (voice: US version)

Bridgit Mendler ... Arrietty (voice: US version)

David Henrie ... Shawn (voice: US version)

Will Arnett ... Pod (voice: US version)

Carol Burnett ... Hara (voice: US version)

Amy Poehler ... Homily (voice: US version)
Shin'ichi Hatori ... TV Announcer (voice)

Saoirse Ronan ... Arrietty (voice: UK version)

Tom Holland ... Shô (voice: UK version)

Luke Allen-Gale ... Spiller (voice: UK version)

Olivia Colman ... Homily (voice: UK version)

Mark Strong ... Pod (voice: UK version)

Phyllida Law ... Sadako (voice: UK version)

Geraldine McEwan ... Haru (voice: UK version)
Ray Gillon ... Additional Voices (voice: UK version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Alpert ... Additional Voices (voice: US version)

Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Spiller (voice)

Peter Jason ... Additional Voices (voice: US version)
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Shou (voice)

Kirin Kiki ... Haru (voice)

Karey Kirkpatrick ... Additional Voices (voice: US version)

Frank Marshall ... Additional Voices (voice: US version)
Tomokazu Miura ... Pod (voice)
Gracie Poletti ... Aunt Jessica (voice: US version)

Mirai Shida ... Arrietty (voice)
Dale Sison ... Harachi (voice: US version)
Keiko Takeshita ... Sadako (voice)
Shinobu Ôtake ... Homily (voice)

Directed by
Hiromasa Yonebayashi 
Writing credits
Mary Norton (novel "The Borrowers")

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) &
Keiko Niwa (screenplay)

Produced by
Walt deFaria .... executive producer
Soledad Gatti-Pascual .... producer (UK Version)
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer (English language version)
Frank Marshall .... executive producer (English language version)
Hayao Miyazaki .... executive producer
Toshio Suzuki .... producer
Original Music by
Cécile Corbel 
Cinematography by
Atsushi Okui (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Rie Matsuhara  (as Rie Matsubara)
Art Direction by
Yôji Takeshige 
Noboru Yoshida 
Production Management
Hannah Cook .... production manager: UK
Art Department
Hiromasa Yonebayashi .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Brian Chumney .... assistant supervising sound editor: Skywalker Sound
James Glenton .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound designer
Eriko Kimura .... foley recordist
Scott R. Lewis .... assistant re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
Michael Miller .... ADR mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Richard Quinn .... ADR editor (as Rich Quinn)
Gary Rydstrom .... adr director
Michael Semanick .... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
James Spencer .... recordist: Skywalker Sound
Animation Department
Shigeo Akahori .... key animator
Yuuko Azuma .... key animator
Ryouma Ebata .... key animator
Kaori Fujii .... inbetween checker
Hiroki Fujiwara .... key animator
Shôgo Furuya .... key animator
Makiko Futaki .... key animator
Hideki Hamazu .... key animator (as Hideki Hamasu)
Shunsuke Hirota .... assistant animation director
Takeshi Imamura .... key animator
Asami Ishikado .... key animator
Megumi Kagawa .... animation director
Emi Kamiishi .... key animator
Keiko Katô .... key animator (as Keiko Kato)
Takashi Kawaguchi .... key animator
Katsuya Kondô .... key animator
Fumie Konno .... key animator
Masahiko Kubo .... key animator
Ryoji Masuyama .... key animator
Mariko Matsuo .... key animator
Tomoko Miura .... key animator
Yasuo Muroi .... key animator
Satoshi Nagura .... key animator
Katsutoshi Nakamura .... assistant animation director
Satoko Nakamura .... background artist
Manabu Nakatake .... key animator
Rie Nishino .... key animator
Reiko Nozaki .... key animator
Kazuo Oga .... background artist
Minoru Ohashi .... key animator
Kazuyoshi Onoda .... assistant animation director
Kiyotaka Oshiyama .... key animator
Shinji Otsuka .... key animator
Miwa Sasaki .... key animator
Masako Sato .... key animator
Yoshiharu Sato .... key animator
Emiko Shimura .... key animator
Makiko Suzuki .... key animator
Mariko Suzuki .... assistant inbetween checker
Moyo Takahashi .... key animator
Atsushi Tamura .... key animator
Atsuko Tanaka .... key animator
Kôichi Usami .... key animator
Ken'ichi Yamada .... key animator
Shinichiro Yamada .... key animator
Atsushi Yamagata .... assistant animation director
Eiji Yamamori .... key animator
Akihiko Yamashita .... animation director
Masafumi Yokota .... assistant animation director
Hideaki Yoshio .... key animator
Hiromasa Yonebayashi .... in-between animator (uncredited)
Hiromasa Yonebayashi .... key animator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Shaheen Baig .... casting: uk
Editorial Department
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Music Department
Simon Caby .... composer: theme music
Cécile Corbel .... composer: theme music
Yôko Ihira .... lyrics
Dale Sison .... musician
Other crew
Akio Ichimura .... financial manager
Takayasu Ito .... financial manager
Karey Kirkpatrick .... english adaptation
Hayao Miyazaki .... planner
Gareth Molan .... electronic press kit
Gary Rydstrom .... director: English dub
Noriko Takaya .... harmony process

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Also Known As:
"Kari-gurashi no Arietti" - Japan (original title)
"Arrietty" - Australia (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"The Borrower Arrietty" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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94 min
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The story takes place in 2010 in Western Tokyo's neighborhood of Koganei. Koganei is also where Studio Ghibli is located.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
Shô:You came back. Wait, don't go.
Arietty:Please, leave us alone. I wanted to tell you that.
Shô:I want to talk to you.
Arietty:Human beings are dangerous. If we're seen, we have to leave. My parents said so.
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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Arrietty (2010), 13 December 2011
Author: SnakesOnAnAfricanPlain from United Kingdom

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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