Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Secret World Of Arrietty Opens In Theaters Everywhere On Feb. 17th -Enjoy These Activity Sheets From Disney









THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

DISNEY

Disney.com/Arrietty



Genre: Animation/Adventure

Rating: TBD

Release Date: February 17, 2012



Voice Cast: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, David Henrie, Moises Arias

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Producer: Toshio Suzuki

Screenplay by : Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa

Based on “The Borrowers” by: Mary Norton

Director – English Language

Version: Gary Rydstrom

Executive Producers –

English Language Version: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall

English Language Screenplay by: Karey Kirkpatrick



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.



Notes:

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most influential and admired filmmakers working in animation today and is a major figure in the Japanese cinematic landscape. His films have inspired moviegoers and colleagues around the world, from Pixar's John Lasseter to fantasist Guillermo del Toro to Chinese director Tsui Hark, and consistently top the box office in his native Japan.

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