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The Fandango website began streaming a 91-second featurette for the North American-dubbed version of Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's Arrietty film. The video includes movie clips and comments from the dub's main cast.
Written and planned by Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, the movie opened in theaters across Japan in July 2010. The film received a different English dub in the United Kingdom and ran in theaters there on August 26.
The film re-imagines Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers by moving the story to a Tokyo suburb. The story revolves around Arrietty, a member of the "little people" who live under the floorboards of a regular human family's home, and their struggle to remain hidden from the human "beans."
Producer Frank revealed in January that Bridgit Mendler is voicing the title character. Joining her in the cast are Amy Poehler as Arrietty's mother, Will Arnett as Pod, David Henrie as Shawn, Gracie Poletti as Aunt Jessica, Moises Arias as Spiller, and Carol Burnett as Hara.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.