THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY
[KARI-GURASHI NO ARIETTI] [借りぐらしのアリエッティ]
The directorial debut of Hiromasa Yonebayashi, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY is a gorgeous adaptation of Mary Norton's 1952 novel "The Borrowers," one of the most popular children's books of all time. In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among mankind. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an extraordinary adventure. The English-dubbed version of this sumptuously animated and heartwarming story features the voices of Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and Carol Burnett. DIR Hiromasa Yonebayashi; SCR Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, based on "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton; PROD Toshio Suzuki. Japan, 2010, color, 94 min. In Japanese with English subtitles*. RATED G
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*English dubbed version July 3; subtitled Japanese version July 2 & 6.