Arthur and the Invisibles (DVD)

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Description

Children's fantasy adventure follows a little boy with a big imagination and the creations he conjures up in his mind. Arthur lives with his granny in the country. His grandfather has recently died and his parents don't get in touch much. His grandma entertains him by telling stories of the Mimimoys - a race of miniscule, elf-like beings who live in her garden. According to these stories, the Minimoys hold a wondrous and expensive treasure of rubies given by an African tribe to Arthur's grandfather. When a ruthless property developer threatens to evict granny unless she comes up with a tidy sum in two days, Arthur decides the Rubies must be worth enough to cover the payment and sets about tracking down the Mimimoys to relieve them of the jewels. From there, he becomes involved in a fantastic imbroglio with the wee folk who have a cruel foe of their own - the Evil M. The Evil M, it seems, holds Arthur's grandfather prisoner, and the rubies form his throne. Arthur decides it's The Evil M or him but soon finds himself in jail where, happily he meets his Grandfather who's also been shrunk to Minimoy size. Along with the beautiful Selenia, they set off to conquer the evil one and snatch the rubies.

Product Details

Barcode
5060116721850
Department
Movies & TV
Released
25 Jun 2007
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Animation
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
93 min
Age Restriction
U
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Arthur and the Invisibles
Release Year
2007
Running Time
103 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Arthur et les Minimoys
Categories
Childrens / Animated / Animated Characters / Animated Worlds / Family (General) / Fantasy Worlds / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$15.0 million
Official Website
http://www.mgm.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
22%
Metacritic
39
Synopsis
Director Luc Besson (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) tries his hand at a children's film with ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES. Based on a book, this adventure follows Arthur (Freddie Highmore) as he journeys in his own backyard to save his home from greedy land developers. When his grandfather disappears, Freddie follows a series of clues that lead him to the land of the Minimoys (aka the Invisibles). Arthur's entrance into their realm takes the film from live-action to computer animation, changing Arthur from a 10-year-old boy into one of the Minimoys. The elf-like people he encounters are so tiny that insects dwarf them. Their warrior princess (voiced by Madonna) is ready to ascend the throne of the tiny kingdom. But first she and Arthur must join forces to outwit the evil Malthazar (voiced by David Bowie), who is intent on destroying the kindhearted race.

ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES boasts a cast of talented actors. Mia Farrow plays Arthur's concerned grandmother, which is quite a change from her malevolent nanny in THE OMEN. The trio of musicians-turned-actors (Madonna, Snoop Dogg, and Bowie) are all fun in their vocal roles, and Bowie particularly shines as the villain. Other standouts include Robert De Niro, Jimmy Fallon, Harvey Keitel, and Jason Bateman, while Highmore brings the same wide-eyed wonder to the screen as he did in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. In fact, ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES shares a similar imaginative spirit with the works of Tim Burton and Roald Dahl. Though Besson's previous films have been adults-only fare like LA FEMME NIKITA, he brings a sense of childlike awe to this project.
Notes
Theatrical Release: January 12, 2007
Poster
Poster for Arthur and the Invisibles
Cast & Crew
Director
Luc Besson
Star
Anthony Anderson / Chazz Palminteri
Voice
Robert De Niro / Harvey Keitel / Jason Bateman / Snoop Dogg / Jimmy Fallon / Mia Farrow / Freddie Highmore / Madonna
Screenwriter
Celine Garcia
Composer
Eric Serra
Producer
Emmanuel Prevost
Director of Photography
Thierry Arbogast
Co-Producer
Stephane Lecomte
Co-Director
Pierre Buffin
Movie Critics
New York Times
"The world is visually rich..."
Neil Genzlinger (12 Jan 2007, p.E11)