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.
Seen through the front door, the next visible interior wall has exterior clapboard siding, rather than plaster or panelling. This is common in the case of houses, onto which have been added, over time. The exterior siding is often left in place, rather than go through the added expense of ripping it off and replacing it. Granny's house is visibly old, and the interesting shape of the house is probably the result of many additions over its lifetime.
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 52 mins) Selenia harpoons the poppy on the outside. When she pulls it down, the harpoon is on the inside.
The credits feature the characters walking by the names of their voice actors and sometimes pausing briefly to wave. The human characters (Arthur's grandmother, parents,etc.) are in Minimoy form. Luc Besson is also seen in Minimoy form.
The theatrical release has the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer opening and closing logos, but on home video releases, all MGM references are removed.
$5,702,789 (USA) (14 January 2007)
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