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The secret world of Arrietty
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
Publication Information:
[Burbank, CA] : Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2012]

Physical Description:
1 blu-ray disc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us. This film tells the story of Arrietty, a young Borrower. She eventually befriends Shawn, a human boy who is living with his great aunt, Sadako. When Sadako's maid, Haru, becomes suspicious of the floorboard's disturbance, Arrietty and her family must escape detection, even if it means leaving their beloved home.
General Note:
Based on "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment: 108558 (container); 802447 (videodisc).

"Disney presents a Studio Ghibli film" --disc label

Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.

Bonus features: Original Japanese storyboards; 'Arrietty's Song' music video; Japanese trailers and TV spots; "Summertime" music video ; The making of the "Summertime" music video.


Reading Level:
MPAA rating: G; CHV: G.
Added Uniform Title:
Karigurashi no Arietti (Motion picture)
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BLURAY 2811 Juvenile Blu-ray Disc Anime

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A family of miniature people find their existence threatened due to a forbidden friendship in this Studio Ghibli adaptation of author Mary Norton's beloved children's book The Borrowers. Headstrong and full of energy, 14-year-old Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) is just like any other adolescent girl -- except for the fact that she's only a few inches tall. Arrietty and her family are Borrowers: a race of tiny people who live among the regular-size humans undetected, and only emerge to scrounge miniscule amounts of essential living supplies from well-stocked cupboards and cabinets. Contact with the Borrowers' normal-size counterparts is strictly forbidden, but when Arrietty attempts to help her father stock up on necessities and meets 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), the pair develop an unlikely bond. Shawn has come to live with his great aunt, and should she find out about the Borrowers, it would be disastrous for Arrietty and her family. But perhaps by working together, Shawn and Arrietty can figure out a way for the Borrowers and humans to live together in harmony. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi