Animated tale, produced by a staff of Disney-trained artists led by "American Tail's" Bluth; concerns a newly widowed mouse who discovers a secret agency of superintelligent rats (they've escaped from a science lab) who aid her in protecting her family. This article needs copyediting (for correct spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)For specifics, check the edit history and talk page. This article needs to be wikified (formatted according to the Furry Book of Style).For specifics, check the edit history and talk page.
Terrified, but determined to save her child's life, she approaches the rosebush near the farmer's house where the rats live. The pendant that Nicodemus gave her, however, begins to glow, and through magical means, her house is lifted in a red haze to the place on the lee of the stone, where it will avoid the plow and her family will be safe.
The movie ends with the rats leaving the farm and Timmy recovering enough from the pneumonia that he wants to come outside. The Secret of NIMH was directed and produced by Don Bluth (who also did The Land Before Time[1988] and An Americal Tail[1986]).
Every spring, when the frost is off the ground the animals living in the fields of the Fitzgibbon’s farm must move to their summer homes. Grateful for the medicine, and still unsure of what to do about the soon approaching moving day, Mrs.
The Great Owl (voiced by John Carradine) is seemingly unhelpful until he realizes that he is talking to none other than Jonathan Brisby’s wife. Justin announces that the Rats will move to Thorn Valley that same night, as Nicodemus wanted, and leave no trace that they ever existed.
Posted in Geek Movie Mondays Tagged Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Don Bluth, Geek Movie Mondays, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine, Mrs. As is usually the case with Bluth films, the animation is superb while the socially aware plot struggles to keep pace. Brisby, a shy and timid field mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children on the Fitzgibbons' farm. You can help WikiFur by adding references.For specifics, check the edit history and talk page. Brisby, a field mouse, recently widowed when her husband, Jonathan Brisby, passed away, leaving her and her four children alone.
Brisby departs from the field to visit the Great Owl to find out the best way to avoid the plow but spare the life of Timmy. Brisby's late husband, Jonathan, was part of a lab where the rats were held, known as NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health). Justin and Jenner have a duel and Justin realizes that what happened to Nicodemus was no accident and that it was Jenner who did it. He left the Walt Disney Company in 1979 to strike out on his own and eventually hooked up with Stephen Speilberg and Amblin entertainment. O’Brien, it is a wonderful movie adaptation and stays fairly close to (at least the first half of) the original story, which is often a complaint amongst us avid readers. Telling her that her husband is known well by the other creatures in the woods, he tells Mrs. Agreeing to move the Brisby home will cause exactly the situation Jenner needs to fake an accident that will kill Nicodemus.
Ages and her husband Jonathan, all came from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Brisby home so that she can start readying the children for the move, but before she leaves, she decides to volunteer to drug Dragon, because only a mouse is small enough to fit through the whole in the wall.
Brisby escapes the cage just in time to warn Justin and the other rats only to find that Jenner has succeeded in killing Nicodemus and making it look like an accident.


Brisby’s hands, burning them, but making her powerful enough to touch a rope and move the stone all by herself. Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and civilized. Frisby's name is changed to "Brisby" in the film due to trademark concerns with Frisbee discs), written by author Robert C. 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. Articles without enough context to be cleaned up or expanded may be deleted.For specifics, check the edit history and talk page. Living in a farmer's field in a concrete block, she soon finds out (from the loud Auntie Shrew) that plowing day is near, and she must move her family to a safe location before the farmer plows the field where they live; however her youngest son, Timmy, cannot go outside due to his pneumonia. The Great Owl tells her to move her house to the lee of the stone (her house currently is placed on the incorrect side) and to ask the rats, and to speak to Nicodemus. Brisby tells Nicodemus the issue with her house, and he responds by telling her about why the rats are so eager to help her. The ropes holding it up continue to break, and she is helpless, watching her home disappear into the muck. But with the wonderful cast of voices, some names even more well known today, it really keeps the heart of the story alive. Brisby (changed for the movie because of a dispute with the Frisbee company) can’t move her son Timothy. On her way, she encounters a crow, named Jeremy (voiced brilliantly by Dom DeLuise), who is all tangled up in string as he’s collecting it for a love nest.
With the help of their neighbor Auntie Shrew (voiced by the fabulous Hermione Baddeley of Mary Poppins fame), Mrs. Brisby goes to the rats, but in the film she is almost killed by a huge rat guarding the door, and runs into Mr.
Ages meet up with a rat named Justin (voiced by Peter Strauss), who is the captain of the guard. Brisby to see Nicodemus where she learns about her husbands death and why the rats are so different from others of their kind. They were once ordinary street rats, but they were captured, put in cages and experimented on.
She mentions that Jonathan taught her and her children (whom I should mention are voiced by Wil Wheaton and Shannon Doherty) to read. When she tells the rats that NIMH is coming in the morning, Jenner smacks her to the ground in a rage, and upon seeing that she is wearing the stone, causes an epic sword fight between Justin and Jenner. When she turns to a society of super-intelligent rats for help, a tense adventure is set in motion. Typically, the rats would have nothing to do with a lowly field mouse, however they have a debt to repay.
Many rats, and mice, died, but some took to the drugs, gaining sentience and cognitive capacity. His reasoning is that if Nicodemus is dead, the rest of the rats will turn to him for guidance, and they will not have to leave. He then moved on to Fox Animation, a rival of Disney and produced Anastasia, which was a HUGE hit for Bluth. Try as they might, the stone block sinks farther and father into the mud, and in a last ditch effort to save her family, Mrs.
The film doesnt talk down to a younger audience or smooth over its darker moments, but should be fine for kids who can handle strong suspense.


Ages, another mouse and old friend of her late husband, who provides her with some medicine from his laboratory. Time and time again, it would seem that Bluth’s career took turns for the worst, but almost all of his animated films, and especially The Secret of NIMH, have become cult classics. This book, opening by itself to the most recent entry, tells her that her husband was killed while trying to drug the cat, Dragon.
It was directed by Don Bluth, produced by Aurora Pictures, and released by United Artists, in the summer of 1982. Beside herself with worry and grief, Auntie Shrew (in the movie, Jeremy in the book) tells Mrs.
I know that one of the reasons Bluth left Disney was because he wanted to continue the old style of animation, and I think this is a brilliant testament to the hand painted cell animation. It’s because of this cartoon rat that both myself and my best friend wanted to name our kids Nicodemus.
In the book, Jenner and several other rats have left the rosebush and headed off on their own, but were assumed to have been killed at the local hardware store, which piqued the interest of some unnamed men who offer to eradicate the rosebush and the rats on the farm for free. Story adaptation by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy and Will Finn (from the book Mrs. On her way back home she encounters Jeremy, a clumsy but compassionate crow.The next day spring plowing begins, and though Mrs.
Worried, because well, owls eat mice, she relents and lets Jeremy fly her to The Great Owl’s tree.
He died giving a sleeping powder to Dragon, the farmer's cat, to allow the rats to enter the house to gain access to the electricity.
With the help of Jeremy she visits the Great Owl, a wise creature living in the nearby woods, to ask for help.
Jonathan was integral in their escape and therefore have the undying gratitude of the Rats.
He tells her to visit a mysterious group of rats who live beneath a rose bush on the farm and ask for Nicodemus. Ages, begins to lead her to Nicodemus, however, they come upon a meeting of the council of rats, where Jenner is imploring that the rats should not move from the rosebush. Nicodemus' plan, however, is to leave, and begin anew, using their intelligence to forge a new place of their own, and to stop stealing electricity from the humans. The council does not come to a decision regarding this matter, however, due to the recent plea of Mrs.
Brisby, the widowed head of a family of field mice, that her youngest son must die, either by the farmers spring plough or of pneumonia in his flight to safety. In her quest for a cure she frees a young crow from some string in which he has "For I looked upon the words under the cage door, and understood them.
It is: What if a group of laboratory animals were injected with an experimental drug that made them as intelligent as humans? There have been smart animals in the movies for years of is a 1982 animated feature film made by Don Bluth. In 1998 - a Direct to Video Sequel to the of was made by MGM (Without Don Bluths Permission).



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