The Secret World of Arrietty [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 5102902
  • Release Date: 05/22/2012
  • Rating: G
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (286 out of 291)

Special Features


  • Disc 1
  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • "Arrietty's Song" Cécile Corbel Music Video - Experience the movie's theme song, performed by innovative singer and Celtic harpist Cécile Corbel
  • Original Japanese Trailers & TV Spots
  • "Summertime" Bridget Mendler Music Video
  • The Making Of "Summertime"
  • Disc 2
  • "Summertime" Bridgit Mendler Music Video
  • The Making of "Summertime"

Synopsis


The Secret World of Arrietty
A family of miniature people find their existence threatened due to a forbidden friendship in this Studio Ghibli adaptation of author Mary Norton's beloved children's book The Borrowers. Headstrong and full of energy, 14-year-old Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) is just like any other adolescent girl -- except for the fact that she's only a few inches tall. Arrietty and her family are Borrowers: a race of tiny people who live among the regular-size humans undetected, and only emerge to scrounge miniscule amounts of essential living supplies from well-stocked cupboards and cabinets. Contact with the Borrowers' normal-size counterparts is strictly forbidden, but when Arrietty attempts to help her father stock up on necessities and meets 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), the pair develop an unlikely bond. Shawn has come to live with his great aunt, and should she find out about the Borrowers, it would be disastrous for Arrietty and her family. But perhaps by working together, Shawn and Arrietty can figure out a way for the Borrowers and humans to live together in harmony. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bridgit Mendler
    Bridgit Mendler - Arrietty (English version)
  • Amy Poehler
    Amy Poehler - Homily (English version)
  • Will Arnett
    Will Arnett - Pod (English version)
  • Carol Burnett
    Carol Burnett - Hara (English version)
  • David Henrie
    David Henrie - Shawn (English version)



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love anything from Studio Ghibli!

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    Pooky
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    I have seen this before on a DVD, and now that I had the opportunity to buy a Blu-ray version, I grabbed one right off the shelf. It simply looks amazing – I love the story, and the beautiful details from this hand-drawn movie can be watched over and over. It is a story of a boy who is sent to a house in the country where his mother grew up, to recuperate from an illness (it doesn't go into the detail why or how he was getting sick) – and he met, or rather almost stumbled on Arrietty - a tiny person who lives under the house with her family. They became friends but he never disclose this fact to the mean housekeeper who tried to interfere with their relationship. It is beautifully drawn, and can be enjoyed by all ages. I am so glad Best Buy had it at a discounted price, and it is a fine addition to my growing Blu-ray movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Arrived with slipcover

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    Bryan
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    I always make a point of whether these blu-rays are shipped with slipcovers. I ordered my copy in February 2015, and mine was shipped with one (though a little damaged but nothing serious). The slipcover contained a couple stickers with terribly sticky glue that I'm still struggling to clean off. As for the movie, I think it's a strong Studio Ghibli entry if somewhat forgettable. It features beautiful animation as always, and the soundtrack is quite unique compared to their other films. Very celtic. I could listen to the main menu music on a loop all day. If you are looking to add to your Ghibli movie collection, there are some you can safely skip (Earthsea, Poppy Hill maybe), but this one you should have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful animation movie for young children

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    lute
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    This animation is beautiful. Every snapshot of the movie is a good painting that can be framed up. The movie shows a realistic view of our world seen through the Borrowers' eyes. The story is lovely while the plot is pretty simple and feels short. It reminds me of My Neighbor Totoro. So if you like Totoro, you will like this movie too. But if you are looking for slightly more complicated movies by Hayao Miyazaki such as Spirited Away and Hayao Miyazaki, you may be disappointed. In short, this is a beautiful' animation movie for young children.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Curious Arietty

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    wisdomseeker
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    “The Secret World Of Arrietty” is a campy and heartwarming movie about a boy named Shawn (voiced by David Henrie) who befriends a miniature girl named Arrietty (voiced by Bridget Mendler). He also plays a role in shaping her family life and being a benevolent friend. The bonuses include a music video called “Summertime’ by Bridget Mendler and the making of the video. I decided to check out the movie after my husband rented it from the leasing office of the Apartment we reside in. “The Secret World of Arietty” is good for those who like cheery movies that are suitable for all ages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition to Anime Movie Libraries

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    Jess
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    Got this at a great deal & am happy to finally make it part of my personal movie library and collection. This edition includes a small booklet of scenes from the movie, which makes for a nice little token of art. I'd recommend this published version to any Studio Ghibli collector and fans of clean, family anime movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not among Ghibli's Best but certainly worthwhile

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    BavarianGod
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    Based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arreitty follows a young man spending the summer at his great aunt's house and a family of tiny people called borrowers that live under the floorboards. Filled with whimsy and wonder, it is sure to please people of all ages. This blue ray offers a beautiful transfer of Ghibli's stunning artwork and offers some worthwhile extras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Ghibli classic

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    RamenFiend
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    Despite this one not directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this film does still retain that Studio Ghibli charm, which also further proves that Miyazaki doesn't have to direct every film coming out of that studio. It's a great film for all moviegoers, and is child-friendly. An example of how hand drawn animation should still be part of the industry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Disney movie

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    Grandma
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    My granddaughter has been asking for this movie for a while now. I personnally have never heard of it before. I never even knew it was a Disney movie. I looked it up and saw it was available at Best Buy online. I bought it and picked it up in store. She has watched it everyday since we got it a couple times each day. She loves it!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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