Last week I shared about the special opportunity I had to attend the blogger/media junket for The Secret World of Arrietty with my daughter. The night before the junket we had the opportunity to watch the film.
The Secret World of Arrietty was originally released in Japan in 2010 and was the highest grossing film of the year. The animated films is based on the novel, The Borrowers, by Many Norton and centers around The Clock Family. The Clock’s are tiny people that ive under the floor boards of a human inhabited home. They have lived for years under another family’s home until one day the brave and strong willed Arrietty is spotted by one of the humans, Shawn. Arrietty’s world is soon turned upside down by the Shawn’s discovery. They form a unique friendship and both learn from each other.
My daughter and I both loved the film. I loved that Arrietty was such a great character role model. She is strong, independent and very courageous. The animation in the film is absolutely stunning. The colors in the movie are beautiful and before this film, I was not a fan of Anime. Well Arrietty has turned that around. I absolutely loved this film and would recommend it not only for kids but also for adults. It’s a film the entire family can watch together.
If you are looking for something to do this holiday weekend, I would definitely consider taking a trip to the local theater to watch this film. I think you’re going to love it! I don’t know if you remember the cartoon the Littles(boy that dates me doesn’t it?), but if you do, you’re definitely going to love this film!