Opening today in America is Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, the film is an adaptation of Mary Norton‘s children’s novels The Borrowers, which focuses on miniscule people who attempt to hide their existence and “borrow” items from human beings in order to survive. I recently saw the film and it’s fantastic. It’s also great for both kids and adults. Absolutely recommended.
Recently, I got to speak with Bridgit Mendler (she voices Arrietty). We talked about how the movie shows our world but from a different perspective, does she have a favorite Studio Ghibli movie, how she got cast, the recording process, karaoke, and she also talks about her upcoming CD. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, if you missed my video interview with Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett, click here.
- Will her friends do karaoke with her
- How did she get cast in the movie
- Does she have a favorite Studio Ghibli film
- How the movie shows our world but from a different perspective
- The recording process. How many times did she need to do it and was she always by herself
- Talks about her upcoming album