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Last Saturday Morning My daughter and I were invited to a sneak peek screening of Disney’s new movie, “THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETY”! I knew instantly that the “book worm middle schooler” would be the one to take to see this movie. I was so excited to see a childhood favorite brought to life. You know when you are little and you think with all your heart that all things are possible… even little people living in your walls? That is what this story is all about to me along with Hope, Possibility, Hard Work, Respect, and Forgiveness.

With all the wonderful undertones, there is still a very real story line… I think Disney sums it up best: “Based on the acclaimed children’s book series“The Borrowers,” by Mary Norton, “The Secret World of Arrietty” is an amazing animated adventure that explores the extraordinary world of very tiny people who reside peacefully and undetected beneath the floorboards of a country house.”

My daughter found the movie entertaining and funny. She loved the characters and thought they were very fun to follow along. The sense of adventure was her favorite part. She went from feeling the characters frustration to laughing out loud! I on the other hand was truly fascinated by the animation. I knew I was watching an animated movie, but the details left you feeling like you were in a real world that doesn’t exist in your normal life. I could almost feel the drops of water as they fell to the ground when it rained. If you look at this picture below you can see the different dimensions that are used to create the effect of depth. After seeing this movie you will leave feeling like you just had an amazing adventure yourself. This is a total feel good movie! I would recommend this movie for a mature 4 year old all the way to an adult! This isn’t the fastest moving movie at parts, but that’s just to let you stop and enjoy the scenery… but don’t let that stop the adventure goers from wanting to see this… there are times you will feel like jumping out of your seat!

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THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY opens in theaters everywhere on February 17th! But you can see one of my favorite scene’s below! I’ll be bringing you more sneak peaks in the coming days too!

I was provided a free, early preview screening of this movie by Disney PR. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions are my own and my daughters.

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.