PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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 father mole's name "Miro" means "poor sight" in French slang, matching mole's poor sight reputation.
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.
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Some songs on the soundtrack, including Let's Dance, Stayin' Alive (heard when Arthur and Selenia "dance" on a disc), and Theme From S'Express, post-date the 1960 setting. However, soundtracks are frequently separate from the movie's "world," so these songs could be purely for our benefit, not heard by the characters. Alternately, these could be deliberate anachronisms, included to induce a feeling of fantasy.
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.
Weinstein's 94 minute USA/UK version is renamed "Arthur and the Invisibles" and is heavily cut and rearranged from the original 103 minute French/English language version named "Arthur et les Minimoys":
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