My daughter and I got to see the new animated adventure “The Secret World of Arrietty,” last weekend and loved it. The six year old felt it was a little long, but I enjoyed the entire tale, based on the acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.”
Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, little person who lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) , unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). She comes out of the floorboards to “borrow” what her family needs to survive. But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy discovers his mysterious housemate, a secret friendship blossoms.
Ultimately, their friendship puts Arrietty’s family in danger and they have to move.
The animation is amazing—adults will appreciate that.
Children will love the story of little people among us.
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.