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The Secret of NIMH

The movie The Secret of NIMH was based on the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

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Movie details for The Secret of NIMH

The movie was released in 1982 and directed by Don Bluth. The Secret of NIMH was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Derek Jacobi, Elizabeth Hartman, Arthur Malet, Dom DeLuise, Hermione Baddeley, Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Jodi Hicks, Ian Fried, John Carradine, Peter Strauss, Paul Shenar, Tom Hatten, Lucille Bliss, Aldo Ray, Norbert Auerbach, Dick Kleiner, Charles Champlin, Edie McClurg and Joshua Lawrence.

 

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In his book, Robert C. O'Brien called his brave widow mouse "Mrs. Frisby," but Disney escapee animator Don Bluth must have thought kids would laugh the wrong way at that. They renamed her "Mrs. Brisby" for NIMH. That acronym stands for the National Instit... Read More
In his book, Robert C. O'Brien called his brave widow mouse "Mrs. Frisby," but Disney escapee animator Don Bluth must have thought kids would laugh the wrong way at that. They renamed her "Mrs. Brisby" for NIMH. That acronym stands for the National Institute of Mental Health, and the rats that live near Mrs. Brisby came from NIMH--they have strange ways. But they're the only ones who can save her house and her children, so Brisby seeks them out with the help of a humorous crow (Dom DeLuise). The magic gets laid on a little thick but this is Don Bluth's most successful attempt to achieve a complete, sincere, animated film. It's often forgotten, but it's a true surprise and a rare treat in the vast wasteland of insubstantial children's fare. --Keith Simanton

Book details for Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH was written by Robert C. O'Brien. The book was published in 1971 by PUFFIN (PENG). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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