Ghibli’s Arrietty English Dub Trailer Streamed by Disney (Video)

The first official trailer of the English dubbed version f Studio Ghibli’s  Karigurashi no Arrietty movie which was released across Japan July 17, 2010, has been streamed on the official YouTube Channel for Disney Movie Trailers. There are officially British English, American English and Japanese dub versions of the movie available for their respective regions.

The video trailer released by Disney can be seen below. There is also the UK version, just to compare them, if you’d like to.

The original Japanese version has been directed and produced by Studio Ghibli, the makers of some of anime culture’s best and most notable projects including My Neighbour Tototro, Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. It has been developed under the strict supervision of Hayao Miyazaki himself.

Karigurashi no Arrietty is an adaptation of Mary Norton’s novel The Borrowers from back in 1952, but told through the eyes and the lenses of Japan and more specifically a little Tokyo suburb. The story itself revolves around those little humanoid creatures that call themselves “Borrowers”. They live in people’s houses, without harming or hurting anyone, just borrowing small items that human usually won’t miss such as sugar cubes or a paper napkin. We meet with Arrietty, a young borrower who is seen by one of the people who who live in the house under which her family lives. This, their existence being noticed, is forbidden in the world of the small creatures. It may lead to a lot of trouble and harm. Will Arrietty manage to solve the problems with the help of a human friend?


The US English cast includes Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, WIll Arnett, David Henry and Carol Burnett. The movie, which will be called The Secret World of Arrietty in North America, will premiere in US theatres on February 17, 2012.


Just for a comparison, you can also view an official trailer of the UK dub version below. It is taken from Optimum Release’s official YouTube channel.


Source: YouTube

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10 thoughts on “Ghibli’s Arrietty English Dub Trailer Streamed by Disney (Video)

      1. I see… Let’s add one for Texas, one for Oklahoma, one for Liverpool, one for London…since they surely don’t like the other ones dialects… :D English is English. Face it, USA…and study it.

      2. Or Mr. Samurai here will punish you? I wouldn’t object to studying English if this is the case… I liked my body whole. As it is. Even though I am a Shinigami, I would still hate to be divided in 2 from top to bottom…

      3. “English is English. Face it, USA…and study it.”

        Why are you pointing fingers at the USA for being the arrogant & evil batch here? The US cast and dubbing was long announced and dubbed before the UK cast was even assembled. Bridghet Mendler’s voicing was dubbed in Jan. 2011 along with the other US cast members while most of the UK cast as announced and dubbed in May/June of 2011. The reasoning for the the two English speaking cast is that The Borrowers story is British in origin and that Opt. Releasing didn’t want to wait for the Disney 2012 release date. The former reasoning gave more of an incentive for the UK distributor to make their own separate cast to appeal to the UK audience thus releasing is six months earlier than their US counterparts.

  1. Amazing movie! Watched it several times and it made me fall in love with Ghibli again… (after few Ponyo and Tales from Earthsea)

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