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.
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