Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy


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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.


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9 November 2008 | Chrysanthepop
Adventure With The Minimoys
'Arthur et les Minimoys' is a charming little children's adventure film. The world of the Minimoys is well created and it is the animated sequences that are much more fun than the acted sequences even though Mia Farrow and Freddie Highmore keep the latter sequences alive while the rest of the actors don't. There has been some nice creative input behind the making of the world of Minimoys. The animation is lively, the vibrant colours and detail are fascinating, the characters are lovable, especially Princess Selenia and her brother and the voice casting (that includes Madonna, Harvey Keitel, Jason Bateman and more) is great. The adventure with Arthur, Selenia and her brother is fun and engaging. How often do you get to see characters sleeping on a cosy bed of pollen, straws being used as a water supply or figures dancing on a moving LP disk? The romance between Selenia and Arthur is well handled. Moreover the film balances the comedy, fantasy and adventure feel very well. Overall, 'Arthur et les Minimoys' is a cute little fun film. Clearly, Luc Besson's intention was to make a children's film and he has succeeded in making a nice one.

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Trivia

The father mole's name "Miro" means "poor sight" in French slang, matching mole's poor sight reputation.


Quotes

Narrator: 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,...


Goofs

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.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

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":

  • The romance, kiss and marriage between Arthur and Selenia is cut.
  • All sexual innuendo is cut.
  • Davido's attempt to steal the rubies is cut.
  • Some live shots are cut, some other added.
  • Has more verbose speech.
  • Narrator voice added (in addition to Archibald).


Soundtracks

It's a Beautiful Day
Written by 'Elijah Harris', Lee Harris and Da. Octopusss
Performed by 'Elijah Harris'
Chorus by Julie Victor
Produced by Da. Octopusss
© Europacorp Music Publishing

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Plot Summary


Genres

Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Details

Release Date:

12 January 2007

Language

English


Country of Origin

France, USA, UK

Filming Locations

Basse-Normandie, France

Box Office

Budget:

$86,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,132,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,605,609

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