DVD 82 mins IMDB 7.2
G (General Audience)
The Secret Of Nimh
MGM/UA (1982)
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Animation, Drama, Adventure, Family
USA  /  English

Derek Jacobi Nicodemus
Elizabeth Hartman Mrs. Brisby
Arthur Malet Mr. Ages
Dom DeLuise Jeremy
Hermione Baddeley Auntie Shrew
Shannen Doherty Teresa
Wil Wheaton Martin
Jodi Hicks Cynthia
Ian Fried Timothy
John Carradine Great Owl

Director Don Bluth
Producer Don Bluth; Gary Goldman
Writer Don Bluth; Gary Goldman; Will Finn; Robert C. O'Brien

Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman) is a timid widowed field mouse that lives with her children in a brick on a farm. She and her family are planning to move out of the field in which they live because it is time for the field to be ploughed. However her youngest son Timothy (Ian Fried) has fallen dangerously ill and cannot be moved. Mrs. Brisby seeks advice from the Great Owl, who tells her that the mysterious Rats of NIMH might be able to help her. When she goes to the rats to ask for help, she meets their wise leader Nicodemus (Derek Jacobi) and finds out that both the rats and her late husband were part of some experiments at a place called NIMH. Mrs. Brisby is amazed by the rats’ elaborate home with elegant rooms, elevators and even electric lighting. The rats are unhappy with their dependence on humans and want to leave the farm to live independently. However, in order for the rats to move successfully, someone must put a bell on the farm cat, Dragon, so the rats know if he is nearby. In return for help with Timothy, Mrs. Brisby volunteers.

Edition Details
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Edition REGION 1
Barcode 027616703729
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 3/6/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; French; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

8-Page Booklet Featuring A Step-By-Step, Child's Eye View Of The Animation Process Original Theatrical Trailer Scene Selections