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Arrietty Preview Screening to Be Held in NYC on January 21

posted on 2012-01-05 11:45 EST
Screening held one month before February 17 opening in North America

The New York International Children's Film Festival announced on Thursday that it will hold a special preview screening of The Secret World of Arrietty on January 21 at 1:00 p.m. The film, which is the English-dubbed version of Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's Arrietty anime, will receive a theatrical run in North America starting on February 17.

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."

The movie originally opened in Japanese theaters in July 2010 with supervision by Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. The film also received a different English dub in the U.K. and ran in theaters there in August.



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