Miyazaki, Japan's Disney is at it again, this time with his version of the Borrowers (which I think was done in the US as well). Too bad these never do very well in the US except among anime fans and Asian Americans.
Arrietty (titled The Borrower Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ Kari-gurashi no Arietti )in Japan and The Secret World of Arrietty in North America) is a 2010 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, written by Hayao Miyazaki andKeiko Niwa and produced by Studio Ghibli, based on Mary Norton's novel The Borrowers. The film tells the story of Arrietty, a young Borrower, who lives under the floorboards of a typical household. She eventually befriends Sho, a human boy with a heart condition since birth, who is living with his great aunt, Sadako. When Sadako's maid, Haru, becomes suspicious of the floorboard's disturbance, Arrietty and her family must escape detection, even if it means leaving their beloved home. The film stars the voices of Mirai Shida as the titular character, Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sho, and Tatsuya Fujiwara as Spiller.