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The Secret of NIMH

Even though Mrs. Brisby (voiced by Elizabeth Hartman) is a mouse, like any good mother she is alarmed by the illness of her youngest child. In a desperate quest to find a cure, the timid widow seeks help from the mysterious and dangerous Rats of NIMH -- and inadvertently stumbles upon their secret. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 01 Jul 1982
Video Release: 18 Jun 2007
MPAA Rating: G
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Don Bluth, the producer of this film, also had a creative hand in An American Tail, Anastasia, and Titan AE.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Release: The Secret of NIMH

he Secret of NIMH releases to Blu-ray on March 29, 2011.

The Secret of NIMH: Family Fun Edition

DVD Release Date: 18 June 2007

The two-disc Family Fun Edition of The Secret of NIMH, presents the original film in both wide and full screen. Other bonus materials include an audio commentary with directors Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, deleted scenes, five interactive set-top games and a ten-minute featurette called Secrets behind the Secret. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround) and French (Mono), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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