The Secret of NIMHDirector: Don Bluth
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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Cast & Crew
|Elizabeth Hartman||Mrs. Brisby|
|Hermione Baddeley||Auntie Shrew|
|Arthur Malet||Mr. Ages|
|John Carradine||Great Owl|
|Tom Hatten||Farmer Fitzgibben|
|Lucille Bliss||Voice Only|
|Aldo Ray||Voice Only|
|Edie McClurg||Miss Right|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Score Composer|
|Tom Hush||Special Effects|
|Rich Irvine||Executive Producer|
|D.A. Lanpher||Special Effects|
|Dan Molina||Asst. Director|
|James L. Stewart||Executive Producer|
|Kevin M. Wurzer||Animator|
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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.
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!
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!!
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!!
its the best movie i ever saw!!!!!!!!!!try to watch it people it jus rocks
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.
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.
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.