Mrs. Brisby - Sailor Moon/Serena Tsukino (Sailor Moon) Jeremy - Ash Ketchum (Pokemon) Nicodemus - Black Jack (Tezuka Osamu's Black Jack) Mr. Ages - Daddy Walrus (Astro Boy) Auntie Shrew - Nurse Joy (Pokemon) The Great Owl - Kenshiro (Hokuto No Ken) Justin - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (Ultraman) … It's Sullivan. "[3] The film was also nominated for Best Family Feature for Animation, Musical or Fantasy at the 4th annual Youth in Film Awards, being beaten by E.T. [37][38], On March 4, 2015, Deadline Hollywood reported that MGM had re-acquired the rights to produce a new film based on the original novel Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. The object was also meant to introduce a spiritual aspect to the plot, with the director remarking, "The stone or amulet is just a method of letting the audience know that Mrs. Brisby has found 'Courage of the Heart'. The title was shortened for the movie, and Frisby—which is pronounced like "Frisbee"—was changed to Brisby to avoid trademark problems with Wham-O, the company that makes America's favorite flying disk. As craft, their first feature film is certainly an homage to the best of an age ago. 2 VIDEOS | 403 IMAGES. NIMH grossed around $14 million in theaters and didn't become truly profitable until it found an audience on home video. From Nicodemus, she learns that many years ago her husband, along with the rats and Mr. Ages, were part of a series of experiments at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH for short). [18] Don Bluth and Gary Goldman later oversaw a high-definition restoration of the film, which was released on June 19, 2007 in a 2-disc DVD set called the "Family Fun Edition". The Black Cauldron, released in 1985, would cost $44 million. First, they need to drug Dragon to sleep so that they can complete the move safely. The rats have concocted "The Plan", which is to leave the farm and live independently. Wikis. [5] Peter Strauss, whom the team previously saw in another miniseries from 1976, Rich Man, Poor Man, was cast as Justin. The Secret of NIMH (Disney Style) part 9: Exploration/Big Bad Wolf Chases Twigs Away The Secret of NIMH (Disney Style) part 10: Meet Robin Hood/The Great Concil Meeting The Secret of NIMH (Disney Style) part 11: Bernard Gets All Tied Up The Secret of NIMH (Disney Style) part 12: Baloo/The Story of NIMH The Secret of NIMH (Disney Style) part 13: The Amulet/Prince John's Plan Released in 1982 under the title The Secret of NIMH, it is undeniably a massive improvement over the film that drove Bluth from Disney in the first place, 1981's The Fox and the Hound, and its achievement is all the more spectacular considering how little money, staff, and time Don Bluth Productions had at its fingertips at the time. The film was the sixth animated feature to be presented in the Dolby Stereo sound system. 1:42. and 'What's happening here? While trapped in a birdcage, she overhears a telephone conversation between Farmer Fitzgibbons and NIMH and learns that the Institute intends to exterminate the rats the next day. Trivia [edit | edit source]-Justin bears resemblance to Disney's Robin Hood; Don Bluth taking inspiration from the design of Robin Hood. To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Video Clips : Not connected : To be able to post a message site, you must be connected. Disney and Sega's movie-spoof and animal style of 1982 Don Bluth film, "The Secret of Nimh". Although the idea was what intrigued me about “The Secret of Nimh”, the movie itself represents a philosophical statement for its makers. Jenner, who wishes for the rats to remain in the rose bush, sabotages the assembly with his reluctant accomplice Sullivan, causing it to fall apart and kill Nicodemus. "[5], Before they started making Banjo, artist and story writer Ken Anderson had been getting into Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, which he called "a wonderful story". [27] In his review for the 1990 VHS re-release, Jeff Unger of Entertainment Weekly gave The Secret of NIMH a grade of "A", calling it "a wonderful adaptation" of the original book, adding that "Bluth and his animators, bless them, chose to revive an endangered art form – classically detailed animation.