Secret of NIMH

Secret of NIMH

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Director: Don Bluth

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

     
 

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Frustrated with the Walt Disney studio's reluctance to produce full-length animated films, Don Bluth and a number of animators left the studio in the early '80s with the intent of creating movies in the style of Disney's classics. The Secret of NIMH is the first film Bluth produced after leaving the studio. Adapted from Robert C. O'Brien's acclaimed children'sSee more details below

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Frustrated with the Walt Disney studio's reluctance to produce full-length animated films, Don Bluth and a number of animators left the studio in the early '80s with the intent of creating movies in the style of Disney's classics. The Secret of NIMH is the first film Bluth produced after leaving the studio. Adapted from Robert C. O'Brien's acclaimed children's book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H., the film is about a widowed mouse whose home is threatened; also, one of her children is gravely ill. On her way to find help, she discovers NIMH, a secret society of highly-intelligent rats who have escaped from a nearby science lab. The rats help the widow to protect her family and home.

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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:
03/29/2011
UPC:
0883904232292
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
G
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:23:00
Sales rank:
3,729

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

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Audio commentary with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman; Secrets behind the Secret featurette ; Original theatrical trailer

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