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Arrietty Now Screening in Australian Theatres

posted on by Georgia Blair
Studio Ghibli's Arrietty opened yesterday, January 12, in selected cinemas across Australia.

Studio Ghibli's 2010 film Arrietty begins screening in Australian cinemas on Thursday, January 12. Distributed by Madman Entertainment, the film is available dubbed in English and in Japanese with English subtitles.

Based on Mary Norton's novel The Borrowers, Arrietty is the name of a girl who, with her family, are tiny people, living by borrowing things from the residents of the house they share. She is seen by Sho, a young boy who has just moved in and the two become friends despite the rule that borrowers must never let themselves be seen by humans.

Studio Ghibli founder and figurehead Hayao Miyazaki provided the screenplay and the film is the directorial debut of Hiromasa Yonebayashi, a key animator on recent Ghibli films including Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle. The film set a record for views of a Japanese movie by a first-time director, and won the Animation of the Year award in the 34th Japanese Academy Awards.

Cinema locations, the official trailer and more information is available on Madman's official Arrietty website.

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