One of the years most gorgeous films, The Secret World of Arriety, a film from Studio Ghibli, is heading to a special DVD and Blu-ray combo back in May.
The film is based on the book series, “The Borrowers” written by Mary Norton. The film includes timeless themes such as friendship, courage, and determination.
Finally, on May 22, 2012 Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli will release The Secret World of Arrietty on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.
The voice cast includes stars such as Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Bridgit Mendler, Moises Arias, David Henrie and the iconic and much beloved Carol Burnett.
The two disc combo pack includes tons of bonus features such as:
· Storyboard presentation of the film
· Original Japanese Trailers and Television Commercials
· “Summertime” Music Video – Performed by Bridgit Mendler, the speaking voice of Arrietty.
· The Making Of “Summertime” Behind the Scenes – Bridgit Mendler hosts a look at the making of themusic video.
· “Arrietty’s Song” Music Video – Experience the movie’s theme song, performed by innovative singer and harpist Cécile Corbel, who also wrote the lyrics.
1-Disc DVD: (1 DVD)
· “Summertime” Music Video
· The Making Of “Summertime”
The official film synopsis is as follows:
Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered. Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasionalcovert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts.
But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger. From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away,” “Ponyo”) comes “The Secret World of Arrietty,” an animated adventure based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.”