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Secret of NIMH
     

The Secret of NIMH

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Director: Don Bluth, Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Hermione Baddeley

Cast: Don Bluth, Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Hermione Baddeley

 

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Don Bluth's adaptation of the children's literature classic The Secret of NIMH comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. The best feature is the eight-page

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Don Bluth's adaptation of the children's literature classic The Secret of NIMH comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. The best feature is the eight-page booklet that includes a simplified look at the animation process to show children the work involved in producing the film. As with many family themed DVDs, this disc is short on extras, but the ones that are here are aimed at children.

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Writer-director Don Bluth was the main alternative to Disney in animated feature films of the 1980s. Frustrated with what he saw as Disney's lackluster products and slow pace, Bluth took a group of animators with him to establish an independent company. Their first effort was The Secret of NIMH, about a mouse who has lost her husband and hooks up with a pack of super-intelligent rats who've escaped from an experimental laboratory. The smart rodents help her and her family survive a perilous journey. Though it breaks no new ground technically, the highly professional animation is richly detailed, partially compensating for a plot that sags at times. The success of The Secret of NIMH enabled Bluth to establish his own cartoon-making machine, which, a few years later, would produce such fine family fare as An American Tail and The Land Before Time.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
UPC:
0027616703729
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
G
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
7,792

Special Features

8-page booklet featuring step-by-step view of the animation process; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Hartman Mrs. Brisby
Dom DeLuise Jeremy
Hermione Baddeley Auntie Shrew
Arthur Malet Mr. Ages
Peter Strauss Justin
Derek Jacobi Nicodemus
Paul Shenar Jennar
John Carradine Great Owl
Shannen Doherty Teresa
Wil Wheaton Martin
Jodi Hicks Cynthia
Ian Fried Timmy
Tom Hatten Farmer Fitzgibben
Lucille Bliss Voice Only
Aldo Ray Voice Only
Edie McClurg Miss Right

Technical Credits
Don Bluth Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Will Finn Animator,Screenwriter
Gary Goldman Producer,Screenwriter
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Heidi Guedel Animator
Tom Hush Special Effects
Rich Irvine Executive Producer
Emily Jiuliano Animator
Joe Jiuliano Cinematographer
Skip Jones Animator
Dan Kuenster Animator
D.A. Lanpher Special Effects
Jeff Mellquist Cinematographer
Linda Miller Animator
Dan Molina Asst. Director
David Molna Animator
Jeffrey Patch Editor
John Pomeroy Producer,Screenwriter
Lorna Pomeroy Animator
Dave Spafford Animator
James L. Stewart Executive Producer
Kevin M. Wurzer Animator

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Prologue [2:16]
2. Main Titles [1:24]
3. Mrs. Brisby's Request [1:49]
4. Ages' Laboratory [1:10]
5. All Tied Up [:26]
6. Dragon [2:35]
7. Jeremy Saves The Day [1:46]
8. Auntie Shrew's Visit [2:49]
9. Timmy's Medicine [3:00]
10. Moving Day [2:59]
11. Stopping The Tractor [:34]
12. Hitching A Ride [1:23]
13. The Owl [2:47]
14. At The Farmhouse [1:16]
15. Into The Rosebush [1:35]
16. Captain Of The Guard [3:35]
17. Council Meeting [2:42]
18. Auntie's Prisoner [:41]
19. Meeting Nicodemus [4:14]
20. The Secret Of NIMH [2:28]
21. The Plan [:18]
22. Jeremy's Mission [2:28]
23. Captured! [2:51]
24. A Call From NIMH [3:13]
25. Jenner's Plot [1:10]
26. Mrs. Brisby's Escape [4:27]
27. Jenner Takes Over [1:34]
28. The Duel [:35]
29. That Sinking Feeling [1:21]
30. Power Of The Stone [2:11]
31. Jeremy's New Friend [:56]
32. End Credits [1:02]

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The Secret of NIMH 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie I have ever seen in my life. The first time I saw it was when I was in the 3rd grade. I am now 24 years old. I've been looking for this movie for that long. You only have to watch The Secret of the Nimh one time to fall in love with it for the rest of your life.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great animation, awesome voice talent. A treasure for the little ones and the parents of the little ones. The Secret is a 'from the cradle to the grave' movie. However, it does have some scenes that can scare or startle the very little viewers. Truly enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the BEST movie ever!!!! I loved it so much that I am going to buy the DVD because my other VHS copy got erased! I give it 1,000,000,000,000 stars, (if possible) This is a really good movie for kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
its the best movie i ever saw!!!!!!!!!!try to watch it people it jus rocks
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reviews. I first saw this when I was about 7 or 8 and it was a magical movie. The music the animation is so real! I loved it then and I love it now!!! I am 27 and I still think this ROCKS!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a cool movie because it's based on a cool book named mrs. frisby and the rats of nimh. in this story is about a mouse who needs help with her son's sickness. the mouse's name is mrs. brisby. it's sort of the same as mrs. frisby and the rats of nimh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definately one of the best movies I have ever seen!! Look, I'm 17 and I haven't seen this for a long time, and I still love it!!! I recommend that anyone of any age should get this movie, you won't be disappointed!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember me and my friend making fun of the book constantly in 5th grade, and swearing we'd never read it even if we had to since it was so dumb. Then we ended up watching it in class. I must admit, it was better than I thought it'd be, but still pretty corny. Watch at your own risk! If you love animation, you'll enjoy this. But if you h8 Disney-like stuff, don't expect The Matrix.