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FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:July 30, 1982

Cast

Elizabeth Hartman
as Mrs. Brisby
Dom DeLuise
as Jeremy
Hermione Baddeley
as Auntie Shrew
Arthur Malet
as Mr. Ages
Peter Strauss
as Justin
Paul Shenar
as Jennar
Derek Jacobi
as Nicodemus
John Carradine
as Great Owl
Shannen Doherty
as Teresa
Wil Wheaton
as Martin
Jodi Hicks
as Cynthia
Tom Hatten
as Farmer Fitzgibben
Edie McClurg
as Miss Right

Crew

Don Bluth
Director
Don Bluth
Producer
John Pomeroy
Producer
Gary Goldman
Producer
Gary Goldman
Screenwriter
John Pomeroy
Screenwriter
Don Bluth
Screenwriter
Will Finn
Screenwriter
Bill Butler
Cinematographer
Jeff Mellquist
Cinematographer
Joe Jiuliano
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Jeffrey Patch
Editor
Rich Irvine
Executive Producer
James L. Stewart
Executive Producer
Tom Hush
Special Effects
Dan Molina
First Assistant Director
Dan Kuenster
Animator
Dave Spafford
Animator
David Molna
Animator
Emily Jiuliano
Animator
Linda Miller
Animator
Heidi Guedel
Animator
Will Finn
Animator
Skip Jones
Animator
Lorna Pomeroy
Animator
John Pomeroy
Animation Director
Gary Goldman
Animation Director
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