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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 »

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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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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nervous at the idea of directing the film himself, Hiromasa Yonebayashi would initially always seek Hayao Miyazaki's advice and opinions. He eventually realized he was on a journey he should face alone when the time came to draw the storyboard, and Miyazaki congratulated him for it. 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 »

Quotes

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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Spiller
Composed by Cécile Corbel
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Not a Miyazaki Masterpiece, but still a wonderful, typical Ghibli film.
9 July 2011 | by nandykinsSee all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that the film is not a masterpiece - the storyline, development, interactions and plot is rather dull, simplistic and boring - this is not a film to appease fans of complex dramas.

Why do I give this film an 8/10, then? The reason why, is because this is not a film intended to be thought-provoking or philosophical - this is a film about the existence of a world entirely parallel to ours, a view of our daily life from a different perspective. It's an adventure into the unknown, an insight into a culture so similar yet so mysteriously different. It is a typical Studio Ghibli piece in this regard, and that is a Good Thing.

The presentation of the film is brilliant and worked very well. The magnitude and immersion with which the Borrowers' forays into our daily lives is shown never ceased to impress me. The visuals, artwork, animation, sound and music played together perfectly.

Overall, the film is colorful, cheery and entertaining. If you watch it with high expectations you'll be disappointed, but you won't regret relaxing and enjoying it.


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