PG | | Animation, Adventure, Family
Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.
The sacred sword that no one (not even Princess Selenia) can pull out of the stone (she implies that only the chosen one can pull it out) but Arthur is able to pull out easily, is an homage to King Arthur and the legend of the Sword in the Stone. ... ...
This is Archibald Suchot, a treasure hunter, explorer, and engineer. He spent 10 years in Africa building every type of useful thing. Oh, by the way, it's in the heart of Africa that our story begins.
Narrator: Well, this really isn't Africa, it's Connecticut...
(at around 50 mins) When Arthur needs a rope and asks if Betameche would have one, Betameche says that he hasn't got any rope. In the next scene, when Selenia takes Betameche's Swiss army knife to pull down the poppy blossom, his knife has a rope that she uses for a grappling hook.
At the beginning of the end credits, the main actors, actresses, and director come out on screen to take their final bows. If they did a voice in the film, they are presented as the character they voiced in the film. If their role was strictly live action, they are presented as a Minimoy version of their character.
$5,702,789 (USA) (14 January 2007)