Last weekend I had the opportunity to take my girls to see a special SECRET preview of The Secret World of Arrietty!
The story is about a family of little people who live the below the floorboards undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.
This movie is presented by Disney, but it’s not the usual Disney animation. This movie reminds me of the cartoon Go Speed Racer. Remember that?
It was a sweet story that reminded me that sometimes you may have to trust and lean on the ones you think you’ll need the least. The little girl Arrietty was just as ornery as most young kids. She dared to venture out on her own against her parent’s wishes and she was even brave enough to orchestrate a rescue.
Your kids will enjoy this little tale, but more importantly they will learn some great lessons about friendships and love.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
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.”
Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. 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. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger. The English language version of “The Secret World of Arrietty” was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and directed by Gary Rydstrom. The film hits theaters TODAY Feb. 17, 2012.
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THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY opens in theaters everywhere on February 17th! Go TODAY!