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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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.)


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

French singer Cécile Corbel, a big fan of Studio Ghibli's films, had sent the studio her second album as a gift back in 2009. Toshio Suzuki listened to it, was seduced and thus decided to hire her to compose the film's score. 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

[last lines]
[North American version]
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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Alternate Versions

The American English dubbed version (under the title "The Secret World of Arrietty") features some extra narrated dialogue at the end of the film that is not in the Japanese or British English version, presumably to end the film on a more optimistic note. See more »

Connections

Version of The Borrowers (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrietty's Song
Instrumental version
Composed by Cécile Corbel
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User Reviews

 
Gorgeous animated fantasy
18 June 2011 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

I went into this film with very limited expectations. I'm not especially a fan of animated movies, and have only seen a small handful of anime productions. So it came as a very unexpected surprise to discover that I absolutely loved this movie. It just seemed to get everything pretty much right. The visual artistry was quite beautiful, with a great deal of invention in the scenes where the little Borrowers navigate through the wide expanses of the house they live underneath. The music was quite stunningly appropriate, with the lilting Celtic sound just perfect in tone for this melancholic story, with some lovely vocal work too. And these images and sounds were combined together into a simple narrative that had an enormous amount of heart to it. I felt a warm buzz long after leaving the theatre.

The Borrower Arrietty is a beautiful film. I cannot really find fault with it. So from this reviewer who has very limited knowledge of anime I give it a near perfect nine.


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