Disney’s, “The Secret World of Arrietty” Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Review and Giveaway!!!

On May 22nd, Walt Disney Studios and the legendary Studio Ghibli release THE SECRETWORLD OF ARRIETTY, on Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack! The film features an all-star voice cast including Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Bridgit Mendler and more telling a story based on the acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.” Bonus includes a storyboard version of the film, original Japanese TV commercials, and more!

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 ofArrietty” was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and directed by Gary Rydstrom.

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.
  • Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, a top animator at Studio Ghibli, was responsible for the animation in a signature scene in “Ponyo,” in which Ponyo runs atop ocean waves.
  • English language voice talent director Gary Rydstrom is a seven-time Academy AwardÒwinning sound designer/mixer (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”). He joined Pixar Animation Studios as an animation film director in 2003.  His directorial debut for the studio was the Academy Award®-nominated short film “Lifted,” and he directed the short film “Hawaiian Vacation,” which was released with “Cars 2” in June 2011.
  • Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are highly successful producing partners whose films, separately and together, include “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “E.T.,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,” the Indiana Jones films and the Jurassic Park films. In total, Kennedy and Marshall have earned 11 Oscar® nominations.
  • English language screenplay writer Karey Kirkpatrick’s credits include “Spiderwick Chronicles” and “Over the Hedge,” which he also directed (with Tim Johnson).

 

My kids were thrilled when we received “The Secret World of Arrietty” on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack recently.  They were captivated by the case itself.  I could not wait to show them the movie.  This movie brings everyone’s imagination to life, a secret world that exists under the floorboards!  Believe me you will love watching this together as a family as it is a delightful movie showing the remarkable and diverse friendship between a human boy and the little borrowers who live quietly among them.  Heartwarming family feel good movie is what this is and it will have all of us, no matter our age thinking back to a time when we hoped to find leprechauns or other magical little creatures in the very common places we call home.  Special features on the Blu-ray include Arrietty’s Song and Summertime music videos, the making of Summertime, Japanese Storyboards and original Japanese Trailer and TV spots.  Don’t miss this great film when it is released on May 22nd!!!
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25 Responses to Disney’s, “The Secret World of Arrietty” Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Review and Giveaway!!!

  1. Wendy W.

    I loved “The Borrowers” so I am super excited to see this animated movie!! Sounds like a really cute version of it!

  2. Melissa

    I can’t wait to watch this with my God sons!

  3. Jessie C.

    Can’t wait to see this movie, we love animation movies.

  4. Jennifer

    Super excited about this movie!

  5. Paul Cutler

    I have been wanting badly to see this movie ever since I read that it existed in Japanese.

  6. Heather Sewell

    I haven’t seen it yet, but can’t wait!

  7. Desiree Gutierrez

    I saw this movie in the theaters with my 5 year old son, He loves loves Ponyo and Studio Ghibli made that one too.

  8. Jessica C.

    We haven’t seen the movie, but from the description it sounds like something we would all like. Definitely a family movie night type movie.

  9. Kimberly Schotz

    We saw the previews, my daughter will like this
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  10. Rochelle Sindelar

    We haven’t seen this movie yet but I know we would really enjoy watching it for Family Movie Night!!

  11. Patty s.

    It looks really cute!

  12. Ashley

    I’m really excited to see it! The Borrowers was a favorite of mine as a kid!

  13. Ashley turicik

    I would love to see this movie. It looks so cute.

  14. Laura V.

    I want to see this movie really bad!

  15. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    We haven’t had a chance to see this movie yet…but I think my kids will love it!

  16. Stacey Jacobson

    I’m excited to see this movie.

  17. Jeanna

    My kids are excited to see it and I like alot of the actors who are in this movie!

  18. Daniel M

    love animation can’t wait to see it!

  19. Jayne Fleming

    This movie looks really cute with great animation. Can’t wait to see it with my Grandsons.

  20. Tabathia B

    my daughter loves the trailer and previews and wants to see it

  21. Cristen C

    I would love to see this movie. It reminds me of a movie I used to watch when I was little, Fern Gulley!

  22. Angie

    So excited for this film! Looks beautiful.

  23. Margot C

    I read all of the Borrowers books when I was a kid. I would love to show this world to Alysia.

  24. Amy G

    Have not seen this movie yet but I am excited about it! I heard a lot about it and the secret world! This would be a great movie to watch with my younger brother!

  25. amy v

    i’m excited to see it- my daughter would really love to so i’d love to win this for her!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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