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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 teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

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Mary Norton (novel), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moises Arias ... Spiller (voice)
Bridgit Mendler ... Arrietty (voice)
David Henrie ... Shawn (voice)
Will Arnett ... Pod (voice)
Carol Burnett ... Hara (voice)
Amy Poehler ... Homily (voice)
Shin'ichi Hatori Shin'ichi Hatori ... TV Announcer (voice)
Saoirse Ronan ... Arrietty (voice)
Tom Holland ... Shô (voice)
Luke Allen-Gale ... Spiller (voice)
Olivia Colman ... Homily (voice)
Mark Strong ... Pod (voice)
Phyllida Law ... Sadako (voice)
Geraldine McEwan ... Haru (voice)
Ray Gillon Ray Gillon ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English | French

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrietty See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 884,725,940 (Japan), 18 July 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,446,395, 19 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,202,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,570,827
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Hayao Miyazaki began the development stages in July of 2008. His original plans included a run time of 80 minutes and the film to be titled "Chiisana Arrietty" (Little Arrietty). See more »

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In one scene Shon is walking and wearing what looks like sandals.As he continues walking he then appears to be barefoot and then suddenly is seen wearing slippers. See more »

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Shawn: I never saw her again. But the following summer I returned and was happy to hear the people in the house down the road talking about how many things in their home had gone missing.
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An uncommon anime out of a common story
22 February 2012 | by nibir201199See all my reviews

It is the trademark of both the leading studios of animation, the Pixar Studio and Studio Ghilbi, that you just cannot hate their movies. This thing also applies on the latest release of studio Ghibli the secret world of Arriety. It is quite common in all the literatures to have something about little creatures. And the movies built on them are large at number too. So to make something out of a common material like this, is difficult even for renowned studio like Ghibli. They choose the softer path rather than a hard sophisticated path they had taken in earlier of their releases.

Now the story of the movie is about the little people we thought to be just beside us in our childhood. Wait don't think Ghibli will go for that and make a adventure about this. Rather they made the anime about a boy who is very ill and going to die very soon. But after he saw the struggle of the Arriety family he understood that to never lose hope .He understood that it is hope that keeps man alive. That is how Ghibli studio made an amazing animation. So if you are free try the film you won't regret it. The music and the animation quality alone is worth giving a try.

NB1: If this is your first film of studio Ghibli, I would say that you are very unlucky. I request you to watch at least these movies of studio Ghibli accordingly: 1.Princess Mononoke, 2.Nausicaa of the valley of the wind, 3.Spirited Away (Oscar winner of 2001) and 4.Graves of the fire flies. I am optimistic that you will like these movies very much. If you like my review please read my other ones.

NB2: Please try to watch only the Disney dubbed movies of studio Ghibli if that is not found it is better to watch it English subbed.

NB3: Try to watch the real Miyazaki movies (the Four I mentioned here and whisper of the heart) in theaters or at night in a quiet place. Believe me I have tried this and I was able to understand the movies better.

NB4: one of the main problems in Hayao Miyazaki's movies is the expectation. Here is some tips the four movies I mentioned here are real movies (I don't like to degrade them by saying they are animes) not cartoons. Howls moving castle and Lupin the third are animation movies and the rest are cartoons just like cars or toy story.

NB5: Many people argue about the fact of watching foreign movies dubbed. I won't argue with them. I will just go with Hayao Miyazaki in the point, he told 20% of the movie will be lost if you read the subtitles instead of watching the movie.

Special request: because of the kidified version of "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind" many people have rated it quite badly. So please watch the movie (newly released in 2005 by Disney) rate it according to your enjoyment and rate my review too.

Many thank for viewing.


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