Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty, better known as The Borrower Arrietty, has changed its name for the US market to The Secret World of Arrietty, where it will be distributed by Disney. Now thanks to BoxOfficeBuz, we get our first look at the US poster for this animated gem.
Based on the series children’s novels by Mary Norton, the debut feature director Hiromasa Yonebayashi was the winner of the Animation of the Year at the 34th Japan Academy Prize. When we caught up with it earlier this year, we said that it “evokes the history of Japanese animation while simultaneously forging something new. The film captures the magic of those earlier films and carves out a niche of its own in this sure to be timeless classic”.
The Secret World of Arrietty will screen in the US from 17 February 2012. It will screen in Australia from next month as part of the 15th Japanese Film Festival.