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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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Credited cast:
Mirai Shida ... Arietti (voice)
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Shô (voice)
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Supirâ (voice)
Tomokazu Miura ... Poddo (voice)
Shinobu Ôtake Shinobu Ôtake ... Homirî (voice)
Keiko Takeshita Keiko Takeshita ... Sadako (voice)
Kirin Kiki ... Haru (voice)
Shin'ichi Hatori Shin'ichi Hatori ... Yûbin haitatsuin (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Allen-Gale ... Spiller (voice)
Steve Alpert Steve Alpert ... Additional Voices (voice)
Moises Arias ... Spiller (voice)
Carol Burnett ... Hara (voice)
Ray Gillon Ray Gillon ... Additional Voices (voice)
David Henrie ... Shawn (voice)
Peter Jason ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Fourteen-year-old Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler, Saoirse Ronan, and Mirai Shida) 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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Directorial debut of Animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi. See more »

Goofs

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. However, the movie repeatedly establishes that there are slippers and sandals scattered throughout the house. Characters are shown to change their foot-ware rapidly when walking in and out. It is perfectly reasonable that Shon changed his foot-ware off screen in this scene as well. 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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Alternate Versions

A different, British English dub was recorded for the United Kingdom and Ireland release of the film (under the title "Arrietty"), with the voices of Saoirse Ronan as Arrietty, Tom Holland as Shô and Mark Strong, Olivia Coleman, Phyllida Law and Geraldine McEwan. See more »


Soundtracks

Yukashita no Wagaya
("Our House Below")
Instrumental version
Composed by Cécile Corbel
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A Studio Ghibli charmer...
13 March 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Studio Ghibli have been responsible for some of my favourite animated movies, especially Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies, Castle in the Sky and My Neighbour Totoro. In fact I haven't seen a Ghibli I dislike, even their weakest Tales from Earthsea while problematic is worth a viewing. Arietty is not one of Ghibli's best, but that doesn't stop it from being a truly charming film. As with all Studio Ghibli's work, the visuals are stunning, with the colours especially having such an ethereal quality to them, and the music has a pleasant Celtic lilt making the movie even more beautiful than it already is. The script amused and touched me, and the storytelling doesn't rely on wisecracks and action(not that it's a bad thing as such) but instead it is subtle and gentle with a lot of charm and heart, letting us bond emotionally with the characters and their world. True, the ending is a little bittersweet, but considering the storytelling it worked I felt. The characters, especially Arietty, are likable and engaging, and the voice work is terrific, the standouts being Olivia Colman, Geraldine McEwan, Mark Strong and very talented child actress Saoirse Ronan. Overall, a very charming film. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,446,395, 19 February 2012

Gross USA:

$19,587,032

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,184,563
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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