Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Japan • 2011 • 94 mins • Animation

The latest gem from Japan’s famous Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, Spirited Away) is this beautifully rendered adaptation of the first of Mary Norton’s famed English fantasy novels, The Borrowers. The miniature Clock family lives peacefully under the floorboards of a suburban house in Tokyo inhabited by an elderly woman named Sadoko. The Clocks borrow everything they need to survive in such tiny amounts that they go virtually unnoticed. But their existence comes under threat when fearless 14-year-old Arrietty Clock is spotted by Sadoko’s 12-year-old nephew Sho. The family are suddenly forced to choose between staying in their home or leaving for the uncertainty of the great outdoors.

Workshop – Discover Animation
Would you like to learn more about how Arrietty and other animated characters come to life? We are offering a FREE in-school workshop on animation techniques to the first lucky class to book into this film. Suitable for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class.

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