Friday, February 17, 2012

The Secret World of Arrietty-Opens TODAY!

{Amy Poehler, Bridgit Mendler and Carol Burnett in Los Angeles to promote the film}

 If you've been a follower of mine for awhile, you know my absolute FAVORITE director is Hayao Miyazaki and I adore Studio Ghibli movies; Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle.....I love them all!!

So you can imagine my pure, girlish delight when I hear about the new movie coming out, The Secret World of Arrietty-opening TODAY as a matter of fact.

A little about the film:

"Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.  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."

Enjoy this little sneak peak video clip::

Like The Secret World of Arrietty on Facebook!

Don't forget to see it in theaters because it's out as of today, Friday 17th, 2012! :D

**Disclaimer:: I was provided the above information for the enjoyment and benefit of my readers courtesy of Walt Disney Motion Studios**


Cher said...

I love the story of this but I am not sure I'd like the animation. Still cute though.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this. We loved Ponyo. I am going to have to check this out.

Unknown said...

Very cool!