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Disney Releases Arrietty Dub Session Clips

posted on by Justin Sevakis

Walt Disney Pictures released a ten-minute selection of recording session clips from the production of its English dub of Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's The Secret World of Arrietty (Karugurashi no Arrietty) anime film this week. The video features actors Bridgit Mendler (Arrietty), David Henrie (Shawn, formerly Sho), Amy Poehler (Arrietty's Mother), Will Arnett (Arrietty's father) and Carol Burnett (Hara the maid).

In his directorial debut, Yonebayashi 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. Arrietty's family tries to remain hidden from the human "beans."

The film will open in North America on February 17. The film already opened in Japan in July 2010, and then it opened in the United Kingdom last August with a different English dub than the North American one.

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