The Secret World of Arrietty Sneak Peek

Follow Me on Pinterest 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. The film hits theaters Feb. 17, 2012.

Have you seen “Spirited Away” or “Ponyo”? I haven’t though I’ve been told I need to see them both. Are you interested in seeing “The Secret World of Arrietty?” I’m looking forward to it because of the voice talents involved in the project! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


  1. Heather MentzerNo Gravatar says:

    I haven’t seen Spirited Away, but we have seen Ponyo and enjoyed it very much. I look forward to seeing this one for sure.

  2. I haven’t seen either of those other films, either. However, the actors doing the voices do make this one seem fun.
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  3. i do not like any of the Ponyo spirited away or other anime type movies, although my kids do. maybe i’ll check this one out tho…
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  4. Nope, haven’t seen those movies. This one looks exciting though since it reminds me of the Borrowers. I love the talent for the voices too. Hope I can talk my daughter into seeing it.
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  5. Yes we have and we are looking forward to this one. Thanks for the review.
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