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Discover THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY where imagination comes to life! The studio that brought you PONYO and the Academy Award(R)-winning SPIRITED AWAY (2002, Best Animated Feature) once again delivers a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage in beautiful animation! In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an extraordinary adventure. Featuring the voices of Disney Channel's Bridgit Mendler and David Henrie and comedic all-stars Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett, and based on the award-winning novel THE BORROWERS -- THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY will delight families of all sizes!
The Secret World of Arrietty is a remake of the magical fairy tale The Borrowers, as seen through the keen, imaginative eye of Japanese writer Hayao Miyazaki. The American version of this delicately, richly animated film is that rarest of children's movies--one that is a deeply engaging experience for adults as well. The visuals and graphics are gasp-inducing, yet never over the top or too showy. And the actors dubbing Arrietty in English, including standouts Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, and Carol Burnett, are expressive and emotive. The Secret World of Arrietty tells the tale of a small family of "borrowers," tiny people who live underneath the homes of the "beans" (human beings). The borrowers must stealthily gather small bits of items they need--a sugar cube, a sheet of tissue, biscuits--from the upstairs without being discovered by the beans. Arrietty is a plucky teenager (voice by Bridgit Mendler) whose parents (Poehler and Arnett) think she's ready for her first "borrowing" excursion. But meanwhile, a young "bean" named Shawn has moved into the house above them, to rest and prepare for a heart operation, and to be cared for by the flighty Hara (Burnett). Shawn thinks he might have seen… something… moving in the meadow where he rests and reads. It's not giving away too much to say that Arrietty and Shawn brush against each other's lives--and neither's is the same afterward. For any fans of Miyazaki's other films, and anyone of any age seeking immersive family-friendly entertainment that's life-affirming, The Secret World of Arrietty is a winning experience. --A.T. Hurley
Very satisfied with video arrived in good condition. Nothing wrong with this video.Published 2 days ago by Esther U Thomas
I like anime, though I am not necessarily a HUGE Miyazaki fan. This is quite possibly my favorite Studio Ghibli film though. Read morePublished 13 days ago by DL
Bought this pre-owned, but looked like new when it arrived, and works perfectly fine.Published 18 days ago by Charity
This is one of my absolute favorite movies. It's charming, whimsical, nostalgic, and beautifully animated. Studio Ghibli did a wonderful job with this movie. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Ellen
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|Japanese Language Track?||
Sorry I don't know.
I think the Blu-Ray came out in Japan already, so its possible they said its OK to include the Japanese track to it.
Do the other Studio Ghibli Blu-Rays come with the Japanese track?
Such as Nausicaa?
I do know that apparently this will include both the UK & US dub of the... Read More
Mar 24, 2012 by Eric R. Dent | See all 7 posts
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