Wow, it’s not very often that I get to share something exclusive with you. Disney came up with a trailer that is exclusive to the Bloggers that saw the movie quite a few months ago. I’m sure you’ll see it everywhere soon, but while it’s still hot off the press I wanted to share this exclusive sneak peek into the Secret World of Arrietty.
The Secret World of Arrietty opens in theaters February 17th.
Do you know what a borrower is? A Borrower is a very littler person that only takes what they need. They live in houses and have taken the things that have gone missing. I’m always losing stuff in my house so I’m so glad to find out everything I lose is going to a very good use. That is the Secret World we find Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) in. She’s the very littler person, only 14 years old, that lives in a house with her parents. They all live under the floor in one of the closets of a house where her father is training her to be a borrower.
Arrietty is a story of finding courage in the midst of a large monster size fear, being discovered by the humans. The humans of this particular house heard rumors of little people living in the floor boards and a house was created for them. They never used it because they didn’t want to be found, but when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. But when Arrietty’s parents realize that she’s forged this friendship, they decide to move. While they are planning their move their hideout is discovered and her mother is captured.
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.” Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most influential and admired filmmakers working in animation today and is a major figure in the Japanese cinematic landscape. His films have inspired moviegoers and colleagues around the world, from Pixar’s John Lasseter to fantasist Guillermo del Toro to Chinese director Tsui Hark, and consistently top the box office in his native Japan.
I’ve always enjoyed watching this type of animation, and even though Arrietty moves very slowly it’s a very thoughtful movie that will have a resounding effect on children of all ages. Recommended safe for families and all children. Might be more interesting to girls and ages 5+. I know my daughter would love this movie.
Travel and expenses to the preview of Arrietty were provided by Disney/DreamWorks.