The legendary anime Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo) brings their latest offering to the States with The Secret World of Arrietty. The film is based on the children’s book series “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton.
Arrietty is a tiny (think Thumbelina) 14-year-old who lives with her parents (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) under the floorboards of a suburban garden home, unbeknowst to the homeowner and her housekeeper. Arrietty remains hidden from view, except during occassional covert ventures to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. However, she’s discovered by 12-year-old Shawn when he comes to live in the home. A secret friendship blossoms but if discovered it could be dangerous for Arrietty.
Look for The Secret World of Arrietty in theaters on February 17th, 2012.