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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:

The Secret World of Arrietty See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,446,395, 19 February 2012

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

Directorial debut of animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi. 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

Arietty: I have to go. When is your operation?
Shô: The day after tomorrow. I'm going to be okay. You gave me the courage to live.
Arietty: [Unclipping the pin from her hair & giving it to Shawn] For luck.
Shô: Thanks.
Arietty: [Now crying] You protected me after all.
Shô: Arrietty...
Arietty: I hope you have the best life ever. Goodbye.
Shô: Arrietty, you're a part of me now. I'll never forget you, ever.
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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 »


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Ame
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Composed by Cécile Corbel
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Sumptuous and marvellous storytelling aided by eye-watering beauty, Arrietty is simply sublime.
19 August 2011 | by info-130-288696See all my reviews

In a world engulfed by Kevin James comedies and ghastly and unnecessary reboots, the public is honoured with the animated Arrietty: a heavenly and gentle tale inspired by Mary Norton's novel 'The Borrowers'.

Arrietty Clock is a 14 year-old girl who lives with her family underneath a home inhabited by humans. The Clock family borrows items it needs to survive from the people living 'above' and love their beautiful, delicate home. However, when a young boy arrives (Shô) to stay with the human family, Arrietty is accidentally discovered by him. Due to fears of borrowers being seen and captured by human beings, the family fear for her safety. Shô finds himself fascinated by Arrietty and a bond builds between the pair, breaking the boundaries between human and borrower.

Arrietty is an intimate and emotional anime resembling the style of Spirited Away.

Arrietty is an intimate and emotional anime resembling the style of Spirited Away.

The film has currently been released in two languages: Japanese and English. The UK version has voice casting from Saoirse Ronan and Mark Strong, whilst the US version stars Will Arnett and Amy Poehler.

What Arreitty has is heart – it cares for its viewers and expresses this with irrevocable beauty. All viewers, young and old, will be unable to help being swept up in this animated treasure and taken aside by just how visually, narratively and emotionally stunning it is. Arrietty is the cinematic equivalent of whatever one believes to be the definition of 'beautiful'.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi's animation, aided by manga artist, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki, swallows the screen in a sea of plush foliage, raindrops and climbing vine.

Every individual item is intrinsically detailed from a microscopic teapot to a leaf swaying in the wind. The artistic nature of Arrietty is a marvel of dedication and effort. This film is certainly the best animated film of 2011.

Furthermore, the film features rounded and wonderful characters, all of whom have an important role to play. Arrietty is a great role model for children, particularly young girls. She cares and wants to support her family, she's strong, hard-working, determined and she isn't prejudiced. She understands Shô and learns to enjoy his company. Regardless of the reality, the film's heroine provides plenty of positive energy and a great moral compass.

Arrietty is a love-letter to childhood enchantment, to that feeling of awe and magic and the belief in another.

Verdict: ●●●●● Sumptuous and marvellous storytelling aided by eye-watering beauty, Arrietty is simply sublime.

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