Producer/director Don Bluth is one of the most prestigious animators in the industry, admired by peers all over the world for his creative talent, as well as his versatility in bringing memorable characters to life. While working on his films, Bluth wears many hats. He designs all the characters, serves as key storyboard artist, and when the mood strikes him, he has also been known to write some clever songs to accompany his lively and amusing characters. As if these duties don’t keep him busy enough, he also writes and/or collaborates on most of the scripts for his projects.
Bluth was born into a family of seven children in El Paso, Texas. He grew up on a farm in Payson, Utah, in a highly creative environment. After watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), he found his calling. From the age of six on, Don was always drawing. It soon became his dream to work for Walt Disney Studios and to bring his drawings to life as he had seen accomplished in films. In 1954, Don’s… read more
The plot seems too edited, as though there are parts missing. The exposition is too short and confusing. The rest of the film feels as fragmented and terse. And the end lacks a conclusion. We do not even see the rats leave or her giving Jeremy the stone. And what's up with making them sort of fall for each other, if they are going to share 3 minutes of screen time, and not even end up together... but whatever.
The original "Arrietty" (with mice) is a wicked, dark and intense animation gem by the legendary Don Bluth. Bliss for Anti-Disney seekers.