Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all. From the legendary Studio Ghibli ("Spirited Away," "Ponyo") comes "The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated adventure based on Mary Norton's acclaimed children's book series "The Borrowers."
- Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Gary Rydstrom
- Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, David Henrie, Moises Arias
- Action and Adventure
The fresh and simple story will win its share of young fans, though it lacks the disturbing adult elements might have attracted older audiences.Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter, 01.07.2013
Studio Ghibli and Arrietty have a way of taking you where you may not expect, whether you're scrambling through rooms as large as canyons or clambering into the safety of an outstretched hand, a simple gesture that says it all.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 02.16.2012
With its lush colors, imaginative view of ordinary objects and meticulously crafted miniature civilization, it transports viewers to an enchanting alternate storybook reality.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 02.16.2012
Beautiful, gentle and pure - but not without elements of genuine menace - it will make believers out of adults and children alike.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 02.16.2012