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The Secret World of Arrietty

A delightful Studio Ghibli film based on Mary Norton’s beloved classic The Borrowers.

Created by Hayao Miyazaki | MoreLess about The Secret World of Arrietty

Arrietty isn’t your ordinary 14-year-old girl—she is small enough to make her home under the floorboards of a typical house, “borrowing” what she and her family need from the giants in whose shadows they live. A young boy named Shawn befriends Arrietty, but when adults discover the Borrowers, Arrietty and Shawn must work together to save her family. Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arrietty is a delight for all ages.

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s most beloved animation directors. His first feature, The Castle of Cagliostro, was released in 1979. His film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984. In 1985, Miyazaki cofounded Studio Ghibli, through which he directed the box office smashes Princess Mononoke (1997) and Spirited Away (2001), which won the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival and the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) received the Osella Award for technical achievement at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival. In 2005, VIFF awarded Miyazaki the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement.

His other acclaimed films include My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Ponyo. Miyazaki’s essays, interviews and memoirs have been collected in Starting Point: 1979–1996 and Turning Point: 1997–2008. His final film, The Wind Rises, was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award®. In November 2014, Miyazaki received an honorary Academy Award® at the academy’s sixth annual Governor’s Awards. Presenter and Pixar head John Lassetter declared Miyazaki “the most original filmmaker to ever work in our medium.”

The Secret World of Arrietty Film Comic, Vol. 1

Arrietty isn’t your ordinary fourteen-year-old girl—she is small enough to make her home under the floorboards of a typical house. Everything she and her family have they've borrowed or made from things they've borrowed--and only a little at a time, so the ladies of the house won't notice. A boy named Shawn discovers Arrietty, and before long a friendship begins to blossom. Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arrietty is a delight for all ages.

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