Trailer for Disney's U.S. Release of The Secret World of Arrietty Animated Feature
10.26.11 by BJSprecher
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer for the U.S. release of Studio Ghibli's The Secret World of Arrietty. Based on Mary Norton's 1952 children's fantasy novel The Borrowers, the movie was written by Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo) and Keiko Niwa (Tales from Earthsea) and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. It was originally released in Japan under the title The Borrower Arrietty and with critical acclaim became the hightest grossing movie at the Japanese box office in 2010.
The movie centers around Arrietty (voiced by Bridget Mendler), a young member of a family of Borrowers — diminutive people who live undetected under the floorboards of typical households — who befriends a sickly human boy named Sho (David Henrie) living with his great aunt Sadako (Carol Burnett). When Sadako's maid, Haru (Tress MacNeille), discovers Arrietty's home under the floorboards, the entire family is forced to leave or risk being exposed or worse. Additional voice talents include Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and Moises Arias.