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BVHE Press Release: The Secret World of Arrietty (Blu-ray Combo)


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 13 2012 - 10:46 AM


 


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FROM THE STUDIOS THAT BROUGHT YOU THE 
ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING BEST ANIMATED FEATURE, 
“SPIRITED AWAY”



 


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The Heartwarming Family Adventure


Debuts On 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on May 22


 


“An animated classic”
                                                                                    Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV



 


BURBANK, Calif., April 13, 2012 –– Walt Disney Studios and the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Ponyo” & “Spirited Away”) proudly open the doors to “The Secret World of Arrietty” on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, on May 22, 2012. This visually stunning animated masterpiece stars an illustrious voice cast that includes Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Bridgit Mendler, Moises Arias, David Henrie and the iconic and much beloved Carol Burnett.



Based on the acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers,” by Mary Norton, “The Secret World of Arrietty” is an imaginative tale of “little people” living furtively among us, and the unlikely friendship that forms when their hidden world is discovered. The heartwarming family adventure features beautiful, stylized animation and timeless themes of friendship, courage and determination.


 


In addition to the stunning Blu-ray hi-definition picture and digital sound, the 2-DiscCombo Pack includes an array of bonus features that will fascinate animation fans, including a storyboard version of the film and the original Japanese trailers and TV commercials. Additional features include music videos for the songs “Summertime” performed by Disney Channel star Bridgit Mendler, who is the speaking voice of Arrietty; and the movie’s theme song “Arrietty’s Song” performed by French singer/songwriter Cécile Corbel.


An enthralling story, with the English language version directed by 7-time Academy Award®-winner Gary Rydstrom, “The Secret World of Arrietty” is a remarkable filmmaking achievement that families will want to add to their home entertainment collections and enjoy over and over.


 


BONUS FEATURES:


 


2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack: (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD)


    [*]
    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 the music 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”


 


DISC SPECIFICATIONS:


 


                  STREET DATE:                                       May 22, 2012     


                  Direct Pre-book:                                      April 27, 2012


                  Distributor Pre-book:                           April 10, 2012


                 


                  Suggested Retail                                                       2-Disc Blu-ray = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada


                  Pricing:                                                       1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S. only
                                                                       



                  Feature Run Time:                                Approximately 95 minutes


                  Ratings:                                                                         U.S. G/Canada G
                                                                                          
(Bonus Features not rated)


                  Aspect Ratio:                                             Blu-ray - 1.85:1 1080p High Definition
                                                                                          DVD – Widescreen/1.85:1 – Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions


                  
                  Blu-ray Audio:                                         English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio



                                                                                          French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Track


                                                                                          Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Original Production Audio
                                                                                          English ESL & SDH and French Subtitles



                  
                  DVD Audio:                                               English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Language Tracks



                                                                                          Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Original Production Audio


                                                            English ESL & SDH and French Subtitles


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FILM SYNOPSIS:


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.”


 


The film was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and produced by Toshio Suzuki. Gary Rydstrom directed the English-language version of “The Secret World of Arrietty” from a screenplay written by Karey Kirkpatrick. The producers include Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. The original Japanese screenplay was written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa.

 

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted April 13 2012 - 04:57 PM

Does it have the original Japanese voice track and English subs?
"You bring a horse for me?" "Looks like......looks like we're shy of one horse." "No.......You brought two too many."

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 13 2012 - 05:10 PM

Heya Edwin!   Funny...just as I received notification of this question, an additional email arrived from the studio with extended specs information.   You will find it in the original post and it should answer  your question.

 

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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted April 13 2012 - 05:21 PM

Outstanding. Thanks. I think the only Ghibli film that made into the theater in my neck of the woods was Spirited Away. I'm looking forward to seeing this one.
"You bring a horse for me?" "Looks like......looks like we're shy of one horse." "No.......You brought two too many."

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted April 15 2012 - 09:19 AM

I am all over this. I'm a huge Ghibli fan, and I saw this twice on opening weekend. It's no Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away, but it's very good. Too bad Disney plastered that hideous song over the end credits.... but hey, that's what the Japanese track is for. :D




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