Opening tomorrow 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 Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett (they voice two of the characters). We talked about how the movie shows our world but from a different perspective, do they have a favorite Studio Ghibli movie, is there anything in comedy that’s off limits, karaoke, Dunkin Donuts, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler
- What is their karaoke song
- Since Amy is from Massachusetts where Dunkin Donuts are on every corner, I ask what will it take to get Dunkin Donuts in Los Angeles. She talks about how she spent a lot of her youth in a DD parking lot
- How the movie shows our world but from a different perspective
- Do they have a favorite Studio Ghibli movie
- Is there anything (in comedy) that is off limits to either of them