|The Secret World of Arrietty|
|Directed by||Hiromasa Yonebayashi|
|Produced by||Toshio Suzuki|
|Written by||Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa|
Ryunosuke Kamiki Shinobu Ōtake Keiko Takeshita Tatsuya Fujiwara Tomokazu Miura Kirin Kiki
|Music by||Cecil Corbel|
|Editing by||Atsushi Okui|
|Release date(s)||July 17, 2010|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Budget||$2.3 billion yen ($23 million)|
|Gross revenue||$126,368,084 (dollars)|
The Secret World of Arrietty, known in Japan as Arrietty, is an animated film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and made by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1952 novel, The Borrowers, by English author Mary Norton.
The Secret World of Arrietty is about a borrower, a tiny person who borrows the belongings of regular-sized humans in order to make a life for herself, living under the floorboards of the house of a boy named Sho, who is living with his great aunt Sadako and who has had a serious heart condition since birth. Arrietty and her family must flee when Sadako's maid begins to notice a disturbance under the floorboards.
- Mirai Shida as Arrietty (voiced by Bridgit Mendler in the English language dub)
- Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sho (voiced by David Henrie in the English languge dub)
- Shinobu Otake as Homily (voiced by Amy Poehler in the English language dub)
- Keiko Takeshita as Sadako Maki (voiced by Carol Burnett in the English language dub)
- Tatsuya Fujiwara as Spiller (voiced by Moises Arias in the English language dub)
- Tomokazu Miura as Pod (voiced by Will Arnett in the English language dub)
- Kirin Kiki as Sadako's Maid simply known as Haru a maid who isn't nice to little people and the primary antagonist of the film.
- The Exterminators are the secondary antagonists of the film.
The Secret World of Arrietty garnered very positive reviews, with a certified "fresh" rating of 7.2/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. Mark Schilling of The Japan Times gave the film a stellar rating of four out of five stars, and said that it was "a gentle and entrancing tale, deeper and richer than more instantly gratifying fare." It won the award "Animation of the Year" in 2010, at the 34th Japan Academy Prize.
The film was also adapted into a manga series with four different volumes in 2010. The English version of this manga was released Feburary 17, 2012.