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Aro Favourite Arrietty


aka: The Secret World of Arrietty
Japan 2010, 94 minutes
Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi
In Japanese, English with English subtitles
Rating: [G]
Genres: Family / Fantasy, Animation, Anime

Topics: Studio Ghibli.


“Beautiful, gentle and pure - but not without elements of genuine menace - it will make believers out of adults and children alike.”~Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Aroview: Studio Ghibli's latest animated triumph respectfully borrows from the classic English children's tale of 'The Borrowers', about a family of tiny people who live resourcefully beneath the floorboards of a sprawling old house and its surrounding enchanted garden.

A near-perfect animation that adopts a more classical approach to storytelling than usual for the Japanese studio, with a beautiful relationship between a human boy and thumb-sized girl at its epi-centre. So enchanting, one could argue that it wraps itself up rather too soon.

NZ International Film Festival 2011

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DVD Features

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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