The Secret World of Arrietty movie review – Ringside Report + Wrestling Uncensored

Imagine the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with stunning animated backgrounds, one main heartfelt song and you’ve got the basic idea of Disney’s The Secret World of Arrietty.

The Clock family are miniature compared to average humans, but they do reside inside a house, much like bugs. With their youngest daughter, Arrietty, venturing out on her own in dangerous areas, her father decides it is time for Arrietty to join him on his borrowing adventures.

In order for The Clocks to survive they borrow from the humans. Arrietty’s first experience goes well until a sick human boy named Shawn spots her. This starts off a friendship between the two, however their families constantly put up obstacles due to the secret nature of little people.

Unlike a lot of animated films, this one does not take long to get into the true fantasy of this story. The Clocks are shown very early allowing for a greater understanding of the difficult survival of the fittest environment The Clocks are in. Shawn’s bad heart condition is also a major part of the movie, but the true focus is on Arrietty and keeping her family from getting eaten by a cat or captured by humans.

There are two major musical songs that bring a lot of powerful emotion to the screen several times throughout. Not your typical Disney sing-a-long type songs, but due to the anime style of the film it is just to add some life to key moments.

It’s not a new story and there is no evil antagonist, but highly enjoyable for fans of artistic backgrounds. Even in the darkest places of the house in between the cracks there is a lot of fine detail put into each broken nail and brick. A great watch for families on a weekend.

The Secret World of Arrietty

Rated G

Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures

Run time of 94 minutes

In theatres now


Follow us on Social Media and Share us for channel growth

Support Ringside Report’s Expanded Coverage

Make a Recurring Donation

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 437: Superstar Shake-Up results

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 437. April 20, 2019. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North. Wally Byrne joined Dave and Johnny on this episode. The guys...

Ringside Report Radio April 19: Easter-Passover Party

Ringside Report Radio April 19, 2019. hosted by Dave Simon, Fred Garcia and AJ D'Alesio. Loyal members of the Ringside Report Universe appeared in studio...

Dave & Johnny LIVE! WWE Superstar Shakeup Reactions

  Join Dave Simon, Wally Byrne a Dave and Johnny Fan, who traveled from Ireland, and Champion Pro Wrestler Johnny "Genesis" North as they talk...

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 436: Raw & Smackdown after Mania

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 436. April 13, 2019. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North. Simon and North discussed the Raw and Smackdown shows after Wrestlemania...

Ringside Report Radio April 12: UFC 236 Preview

Ringside Report Radio April 12, 2019. Hosted by Dave Simon, Fred Garcia, and AJ D'Alesio. The guys previewed UFC 236 on this episode including the...

Our Shows

Ringside Report Radio

Since beginning over ten years ago, this has become the go-to destination for the true MMA fan, newbies to the sport or just those that want an entertaining hour of good-natured banter. The interchange with a stable of co-hosts that Dave Simon directs will draw in anyone with his uncommon sense of humour and passion for the sport. There's are surprises and a zinger or two from all directions in each show. Not to be missed live, but you'll want to hear it again on the podcast to be sure you actually heard those words.

Wrestling Uncensored

Here you're treated to unique and passionate perspectives, with lifelong wrestling fan Dave Simon and pro wrestler Johnny North, into the goings on in and outside the ring with rumours and predictions primarily touching the dominant promotion, WWE, but also New Japan Pro Wrestling, TNA, Ring of Honor and the many independent and local circuits. Compiling over 400 episodes, their opinions and continued zeal comes from years of ups, downs, ins, and outs they have witnessed and spoken of.

Dave & Johnny LIVE!

Before they record Wrestling Uncensored, Dave & Johnny go live on YouTube every Friday afternoon where fans and viewers not only get to hear them both opine on some of the latest reality TV shows, both wrestling and non-wrestling related, you'll also likely hear them head to very unexpected and often hilarious topics. They've been known to talk about fashion or what's appropriate clothing. It's a terrific opportunity for viewers to share their passionate opinions too. It's the only place where you can get Johnny's movie reviews with his unique and sometimes odd perpective.

What's Phantom in Japan

Dave Simon is teamed with hardcore pro wrestling legend, The Green Phantom. Sharing a distinct fervor for pro wrestling they delve into New Japan World Wrestling, the world's second largest promotion. It attracts some of the best pro wrestling talents to perform in their ring in Japan and now some North American events too. Phantom and Simon go deep with NJPW and often make comparisons to the WWE in their wild and demanding manner. Truly entertaining and a must for any wrestling fan.