The Secret of NIMH

( 13 )

Overview

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 ...
See more details below
DVD (Full Frame / Dolby 5.1 Stereo)
$9.07
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$9.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (30) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $1.99   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

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

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/1998
  • UPC: 027616703729
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame / Dolby 5.1 Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,461

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Hartman Voice Only
Dom DeLuise Voice Only
Hermione Baddeley Voice Only
Arthur Malet Voice Only
Peter Strauss Voice Only
Derek Jacobi Voice Only
Paul Shenar Voice Only
John Carradine Voice Only
Shannen Doherty Voice Only
Wil Wheaton Voice Only
Jodi Hicks Voice Only
Ian Fried Voice Only
Tom Hatten Voice Only
Lucille Bliss Voice Only
Aldo Ray Voice Only
Edie McClurg Voice Only
Technical Credits
Don Bluth Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Will Finn Animator, Screenwriter
Gary Goldman Animator, Producer, Screenwriter
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Heidi Guedel Animator
Tom Hush Special Effects
Rich Irvine Executive Producer
Joe Jiuliano Cinematographer
Emily Jiuliano Animator
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
Read More Show Less

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]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English
         FranÇais
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 13 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(11)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 13 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Movie EVER!!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the secret of nimh

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Terrific Film!

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ITZ THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    its the best movie i ever saw!!!!!!!!!!try to watch it people it jus rocks

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Meh...

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    INCREDIBLE!!!!

    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!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST MOVIE!!

    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!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE SECRET OF NIMH RULES!!!!!!

    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!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 13 Customer Reviews