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The Secret of NIMH

Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of NIMH (USA: working title)

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1982 July, 2
82 minutes
Animation / Adventure / Drama / Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
$ 7 000 000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 14 665 733


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Mrs. Brisby, a widowed mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children on the Fitzgibbon farm. She is preparing to move her family out of the field they live in as plowing time approaches, however her son Timothy has fallen ill, and moving him could prove fatal. Mrs. Brisby visits The Great Owl, a wise creature who advises her to visit a mysterious group of rats who live beneath a rose bush on the farm. Upon visiting the rats, Brisby meets Nicodemus, the wise and mystical leader of the rats, and Justin, a friendly rat who immediately becomes attached to Mrs. Brisby. While there, she learns that her late husband, Mr. Jonathon Brisby, along with the rats, was a part of a series of experiments at a place known only as N.I.M.H. (revealed earlier in the story as the National Institute of Mental Health). The experiments performed on the mice and rats there boosted their intelligence, allowing them to read without being taught and to understand things such as complex mechanics and electricity. The rats and Mr. Brisby escaped from N.I.M.H. and came to live on the Fitzgibbon farm. The rats created a home for themselves under Mrs. Fitzgibbon's rose bush, creating an elaborate habitation of beautiful chambers, elevators, and Christmas lights. However, the rats are unhappy in their dependence on the humans, who they are stealing electricity from, and have concocted a plan to leave the farm and live independently. Because of her husband's prior relationship with the rats, they agree to help Mrs. Brisby move her home out of the path of the plow. However, the evil Jenner and his unwilling accomplice Sullivan, who wish to remain beneath the rose bush, yet plot to kill Nicodemus during the move. - IMDb

Brisby e il segreto di Nimh Italy
Brisby et le secret de NIMH France
Brisby och NIMHs hemlighet Sweden
Cudezni grm Slovenia
Cudotvorni grm (Croatian title) Yugoslavia
Dzielna pani Brisby Poland
Fru Brisbys hemmelige verden Denmark
Het geheim van NIMH (video title) Netherlands
A Jóia Encantada Portugal
Mette Mus' hemmelige verden (DVD title) Denmark
Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of NIMH (working title) USA
Mrs. Brisby und das Geheimnis von NIMH West Germany
NIMH - fru Brisbys hemliga värld (Swedish title) Finland
NIMH - rouva Brisby ja hänen salainen maailmansa Finland
Nimh, el mundo secreto de la señora Brisby Spain
Nimhs hemmelighet Norway
Nimu no himitsu Japan
O Segredo de NIMH Portugal
Oi peripeteies tis kyrias pontikinas (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Greece
A Ratinha Valente Brazil
La ratoncita valiente Argentina
La ratoncita valiente Peru
Rouva Brisby ja hänen salainen maailmansa (TV title) Finland
Skrivnost cudeznega grma Slovenia
Tajemnica IZBY (dubbed version) Poland
Tajna DIDZ-a Serbia
To mystiko ton NIM (video title) Greece
Секрет Н.И.М.Х. (Russian title) Soviet Union

Children's Cast:

Wil Wheaton [10] Martin (voice)
Shannen Doherty [11] Teresa (voice)

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