Anime News - Arrietty Press Release

We all know that Arrietty is coming, right? One of Ghibli's biggest releases in recent times is to be released by Madman on May 23rd. Arrietty was beautiful to see at the cinema but I can't wait to see it on Blu Ray, the opportunity to sit at home and pore over every minute detail of Ghibli's always beautiful artwork. Any and every Ghibli release gives cause for celebration.

Madman have announced everything that you need to know about their release including the basic storyline, UK voice over line up and of course, the price.

Check out the official press release after the jump!


MELBOURNE, Tuesday, 1 May 2012: Madman proudly presents the visually stunning new animated feature from the world-renowned Studio Ghibli – ARRIETTY, available on DVD ($29.95srp) and Blu-Ray ($39.95srp), May 23, 2012. 

ARRIETTY is the story of the Clock family – the youngest of which is 14-year-old Arrietty – a race of ‘little people’ living beneath the floorboards of a sprawling mansion, hidden in a luscious garden in the suburbs of Tokyo. Everything they have, they borrow - or make from the things they have borrowed – but in order to survive in anonymity, they must do so sparingly and carefully, choosing only discrete items that will never be noticed. 

One fateful day, their peaceful existence is interrupted by the arrival of Sho, a poorly young
boy who has moved into the mansion while he waits for urgent medical treatment. The
adventurous Arrietty is intrigued by him, and despite her parents’ warnings about the
dangers of being seen by big people, she accidentally allows herself to be discovered by Sho. Before long, the two begin to confide in each other and a friendship begins to blossom. 

Based on Mary Norton’s much-loved children’s book, The Borrowers, and written for the screen by Academy Award®- winning filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, ARRIETTY is a magical family adventure, and in the true Studio Ghibli fashion, has universal appeal for young and old alike. 

The DVD and Blu-Ray releases include both the original Japanese language (with English subtitles) and English dubbed versions of the film – with the English dubbed version featuring a stellar line-up of U.K. voice talent, including Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES), Olivia Colman (HOT FUZZ, THE IRON LADY), Mark Strong (KICK-ASS, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY), Geraldine McEwan (ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, THE MAGDALENE SISTERS) and more.


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