Discover The Secret World of Arrietty where imagination comes to life! The studio that brought you Ponyo and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away once again delivers a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage in beautiful animation – brilliantly presented through the magic of Blu-ray!
In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by Shawn a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an extraordinary adventure.
Featuring the voices of the Disney Channel’s Bridgit Mendler and David Henrie and comedic all-stars Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett, and based on the award-winning novel The Borrowers – The Secret World of Arrietty will delight families of all sizes!
I enlisted the boys’ help in writing this review. Noah, who hasn’t read the book, is almost 14. Jonathan is 12 and Josiah is 10, and they both read the book this year.
Noah’s review: I’ve always liked the movies that Studio Ghibli put out, but making one based on an English fantasy book made it all that much better. Five stars.
Jonathan’s review: I love the movies that Ghibli put out, but the fact that it didn’t entirely follow the book, meant I didn’t love it as much as I could have. Four stars.
Josiah’s review: It was okay. I usually put the movies from this studio at four or five stars, but it was kind of strange how it looked like it was from Japan. It wasn’t based very closely on the book, and it wasn’t the way I imagined it from the book. I might have liked it better if I hadn’t read the book. Three stars.
The Secret World of Arrietty is available now on Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo. The special features include the following: the original Japanese storyboards; “Arrietty’s Song” Cecile Corbel Music Video; the original Japanese trailers and TV spots; “Summertime” Bridgit Mendler Music Video; and “The Making of ‘Summertime.’”