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Still shot from the movie: The Secret World of Arrietty.

The Secret World of Arrietty

A tiny family dwells beneath the floorboards of a suburban home, unbeknownst to the big people who also live there. That is until Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) is accidentally seen. Although twelve-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie) is delighted to become a secret friend, his knowledge of her existence threatens the safety of all the little people. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 17 Feb 2012
Video Release: 22 May 2012
MPAA Rating: G
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Mary Norton’s children’s novel has been adapted to the big screen before, in the 1998 movie The Borrowers. Another of her books was the inspiration for the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Little people are also featured in The Gnome-Mobile and The Indian in the Cupboard. The secret lives of other tiny characters that coexist without the humans knowing are depicted in the movies Toy Story and Flushed Away.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Secret World of Arrietty

Release Date: 22 May 2012

The Secret World of Arrietty releases to home video in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Bonus extras include:

-  Storyboard version of the film

- Original trailers and TV spots

- Music videos by Cecile Corbel and Bridgit Mendler

- Making of the Mendler video

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett