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Secret of Nimh [Blu-ray] [Import]

 G (General Audience)   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
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In his book, Robert C. O'Brien called his brave widow mouse "Mrs. Frisby," but Disney escapee animator Don Bluth must have thought kids would laugh the wrong way at that. They renamed her "Mrs. Brisby" for NIMH. That acronym stands for the National Institute of Mental Health, and the rats that live near Mrs. Brisby came from NIMH--they have strange ways. But they're the only ones who can save her house and her children, so Brisby seeks them out with the help of a humorous crow (Dom DeLuise). The magic gets laid on a little thick but this is Don Bluth's most successful attempt to achieve a complete, sincere, animated film. It's often forgotten, but it's a true surprise and a rare treat in the vast wasteland of insubstantial children's fare. --Keith Simanton


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5.0 out of 5 stars Watching it right now... May 9 2004
By Six
Format:DVD
I'm 23 years old now, and my girlfriend wanted me to rent this...I was like "uh, the secret of nimh??? ok sweetie whatever you say..." I haven't seen this movie probably in 15 years and i will say...I'm going to buy it now. What a cool movie, It's just entertaining...and even kind of scary... It's totally cool to remember things from your childhood, and I had to have seen this flick 100 times when i was a kid, and I'm barely remembering it now...buy it, and remember your childhood...it's good for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Secret of NIMH movie vs. the Book April 20 2004
Format:DVD
I've watched this movie throughout my life from when i was just a little girl. i've also read the book and still have the original movie and published book. yes there are characters missing and it isn't very accurate to the book but, I think the movie is wonderful, full of heart, courage and love that i think is portrayed really well. just because it's not accurate to the book doesn't mean it's a bad movie. i think they did a well job trying too atleast. I encourage everyone to go out and purchase the movie or rent it-It's very worth it.
I don't think people(like the people who left bad reviews)should judge a movie based on it's accuracy to the book, i think people should judge it on the context and the depth into the movie and let them decide for themselves whether they like it or not. this movie i encourage every child to see, it teaches what children need to be taught, love, patience, kindness etc. all the things a young child or teenager needs at their ages. it's a very heart felt movie and it should not be dismissed as a bad movie. people who left bad messages do not listen to them, as far as i know they don't know a whole lot about the movie and the book. the book is diffrent but very good and the same with the movie. you can't expect the movie to be the same as the book or else it would be like watching some one who is reading the book to you. i really hope that you take my advice from someone who has read the book and seen the movie too many times to count. have fun and enjoy!
P.s. go and see the sequal movie i'll agree it's not as good as the first movie, but it shows what happend after :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful classic April 6 2004
Format:DVD
I have read many of the other reviews for this particular film, and I have to say that I am impressed with the eloquence of most. Really, there is not a great deal I can add to the positive revies of this film.
Those of you who are partial to the book will always have your criticisms. I am personally impressed with the aspects of magical realism that Don Bluth portrays in this animated film. One also has to keep in mind that, in order to keep an animated film at a length that will engage a child's attention and imagination, the story cannot follow the book exactly. If the story were followed exactly, the film would have been well over four hours long, and that would be for the first film...It would have to be done in a series like "The Lord of the Rings" (which still doesn't follow the books exactly...See my point?)
Yes, some characters were left out, yes, the plot itself changes quite a bit, but the integrity of the message the book conveys is maintained throughout Don Bluth's creation.
Beyond that, the art forms between novels and films are entirely different; that is why there is such a phrase as "poetic license." Flood your senses with beauty and color in a scope that only Don Bluth can produce, and forget about making desparate comparisons to the book! This film is truly beautiful and touches both children and adults on a level that is difficult for even Disney to achieve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can I give 6 stars? EXCEPTIONAL Nov. 6 2003
Format:DVD
This movie is one of the best ever made, animated or live-action, people or animals. Parts may be scary for your children, but those parts are short-lived and can be easily explained to calm their fears.

The plot is quite simple: A fieldmouse, Mrs. Brisby, must move her family's home before spring plowing, but there's a problem: her son is sick and cannot be moved. Therefore, she calls on the mysterious rats of NIMH (a laboratory), who have been injected with chemicals to increase their intelligence. In the process, she has to face an owl's den, a cat, a bumbling and hilarious crow, and treachery in the ranks of the rats.

The ending is truly magical and very powerful when Mrs. Brisby uses her stone ("which holds great power when used by one of courage") to do what even the rats cannot. A great tale of courage, and how you can do anything if you try.

Bottom line: Well-animated, well-lit, well-told, well-voiced. As good as any movie can get, for adults or children!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Insparation for All Sept. 22 2003
By Ronska
Format:DVD
Based on the classic children's novel, Mrs. Frisby and the Mice of NIMH. Mrs. Brisby(her name was changed for some reason) faced with the mysterious death of her husband is now faced with a sick child and destruction of her home. Looking for a way to save her house and children, she discovers a secret organization of super intelligent mice only known as NIMH. What is the secret behind this organiztation? could it be linked to her husbands death?
I don't think I have ever seen an American animated movie like this. This is proof that not all animated movies have to be about flashy animation, cheap musical sequences, and celebrity vocals. This movie is all about story and that's whats improtant. The animation is beautiful with unbelievably detailed backrounds and set designs. The characters are realistic and well performed. The only small issue with this movie is the content. It's a little graphic for a G-Rated movie such as needles being stuck inside the mice, characters being stabbed and bleeding, makes me wonder what was cut from the final version. But it just made the movie more original and realistic so it doesn't ruin the movie at all. I recomend this to anyone period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The quality of the DVD is good and the service delivery was excellent.
Published 1 month ago by Henri Pierre Therien
4.0 out of 5 stars Family story
This is a good family story with just enough suspense and scary scenes to be interesting to young children while not making too frightening to watch.
Published 10 months ago by J. E. Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars "Les âmes courageuses sont rare..."
Une histoire captivante, lisse, une animation propre, et une combinaison musicale exceptionnelle se mêle pour faire de ce film une expérience enrichissante sensorielle. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Markyoloup
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-Ray presents "Nimh" in the best light possible
The Secret of Nimh is an animated classic which was crafted by Don Bluth and his team of skilled laborers. Based on the popular children's book "Mrs. Read more
Published on July 7 2012 by Derek Draven
5.0 out of 5 stars A childhood great!!
Awesome movie/cartoon. I originally had it for a number of years on VHS, but alas, our VCR kicked the bucket so I had to get it on DVD because my children were wanting to watch... Read more
Published on Sept. 27 2010 by mocha
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile film... just don't expect the book
This was one of my favourite films as a child. My grandmother had it on video, and I watched it at every opportunity. Surprisingly, it still holds up as an adult too. Read more
Published on May 3 2008 by Clover
5.0 out of 5 stars The box art fails terribly at doing this movie justice!
There are two movies I remember as a child that gave me a sense of intense wonder and awe. One was the Last Unicorn, and the other was the Secret of Nimh. Read more
Published on Feb. 1 2008 by Derek Puzak
5.0 out of 5 stars filled with wonder
As a kid in the 1980's, this was a favorite film of mine. I remember thinking how cool and imaginative this was compared to the sludge of rerun 80's tv cartoons (did anyone else... Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by SystemStructure
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the same as the book, but just as good anyway!
While this movie is a bit more fantasy-like than the book, I think it's just as good. The first time I saw this was several years ago when Nickelodeon used to play movies on... Read more
Published on May 21 2004 by Maya
5.0 out of 5 stars A childhood classic
This had been my favorite cartoon movie since I was six years old. I knew every line Mrs. Brisby spoke. Read more
Published on May 16 2004
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