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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.
Why Is The Secret World of Arrietty Rated G?
The Secret World of Arrietty is rated G
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Violence: A bird attacks and pecks a cat that is stalking something in the garden. A large bug threatens one of the Borrowers. A tiny character is chased by a cat and later by a bird that thrashes wildly after it becomes stuck in a window screen. A woman hits the bird with a shoe. A boy shows off a freshly detached cricket leg he intends to eat for dinner. A home is damaged and later destroyed. A tiny character is captured and put in a glass jar. A woman calls in exterminators to take care of the “pests.”
Sexual Content: Appropriate affectionate gestures are depicted between friends of opposite genders.
Language: A mother makes a plea to a higher power using a term of Christian Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol is served at dinner for the Big People. A woman is accused of getting into the sherry.
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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.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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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