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Set in the tradition of Disney animated movies (from where Mr. Bluth came), yet this film's flavor is a shade different. I would almost say more "realistic". Not to knock any Disney films (which I love to watch), this movie deals with a problem set on a 'it could happen' level. No search for a Prince Charming here -- just a person (mouse in the film) attempting to deal with the real world problem of how to relocate the Brisby family's home under emergency conditions when one of its members is too ill to move.
The story has charm and wit, and yes, even a bit of mortality thrown in. The art and animation are top notch, and the plot flows without a lot of irrelevant detail for padding. Very young children may not follow exactly what message is being sent to the audience, however, they will probably enjoy the show all the same. For older viewers, most should be able to pick up on the theme of "caring and self-sacrefice" under difficult conditions.
Originally not a well-known movie, it has built up a cult following over the years. Yes, this one has a place in your video or DVD library -- especially if you have children.
*** Recommended ***
NIMH, the National Institute of Mental Health, is the key to all that Mrs. Brisby never knew about her late husband. Her experiences with the rats of NIMH, escapees from that awful place, will open her eyes to an entire world of secrets, science, and magic that she never could have imagined before. Most importantly, she will come to realize the power within herself. "Courage of the heart is very rare; the stone has a power when it's there."
When former Disney animator Don Bluth struck out on his own, he was unable to take the Disney "magic" with him.Read more ›
The Secret of NIMH is as much for adults as it is for children. Emotional and often tense, it explores what it means to be truly human, courageous, and loving.
The film, which departs somewhat from the novel, is about a widowed field mouse, Mrs. Brisby, who must move her children before the farmer crushes her home during the spring plowing. But her youngest son is critically ill with pneumonia and cannot be moved. After rescuing a lonely but charming crow, Jeremy, Mrs. Brisby visits with his help the Great Owl, hoping that he can solve her conundrum. The solution, the Owl says, is to seek help from the feared and mysterious Rats of NIMH, who live in the rosebush near the farmer's house.
During the film, as Mrs. Brisby repeatedly risks her life to save her family, she learns many secrets. She learns the secret of her husband's death and his connection with the Rats. She learns about the Rats' struggle. And she learns that, with her mother's love and courage, she possesses that essential but elusive key to open any door.
The Rats of NIMH, collectively, are one of the most evocative symbols in storytelling of the question of humanity, what it means to be human, to think and feel as a human.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The quality of this Blu-ray Disc is really really poor, it was cheap to buy and I had already seen complaints similar to what I am posting now so I did'nt even bother to try to... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lynette
I got this video in October as a Christmas present for my mother. She was so excited when I gave it to her for Christmas. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Melanie Fairley
This is a very nostalgic movie for me as I watched it a lot growing up. I bought it for my kids hoping that my memories wouldn't prove to be rose-colored. We loved it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by RaceMom
My wife seems to really enjoy this cartoon. I found it in her wish list so I picked it up as a stocking stuffer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nicholas Calderone
This is a very old movie that I remember watching as a kid - of course it's not as good as the book but my son liked it just fine.Published 1 month ago by MlB
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I watched it yesterday and it was fantastic. I am 22. "Babyish"... please...
Apr 16, 2011 by royce lee | See all 6 posts
There is no TRUE Widescreen version of this movie--it was originally shot in 1.33:1 ratio--the so called widescreen version on DVD
is the Full Frame version with the top and bottom cropped off! Check it out!!
Jun 19, 2009 by George W. Endress | See all 5 posts
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Really? I didn't know that.
Sep 15, 2007 by Nela Holmes | See all 2 posts
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