Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Arriety ★★★★☆

Much loved by adults and children alike, Studio Ghibli’s contribution to the world of cinema has so far been a continually welcomed dose of adult friendly childhood fantasy which, continues to accelerate beyond the now seemingly redundant benchmark Disney previously set for hand-drawn animation. Last year’s Ponyo (2010) managed to mesmerise audiences with its charming retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, so with Arriety similarly adapted from a much loved children’s classic (The Borrowers) it would be fair to say that expectations are high…

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