Trivia / Arrietty
aka: The Borrower Arrietty

  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Prominent in both the original Japanese (obviously), as well as the U.S. and the UK English dubs.
  • Defictionalization: A life sized version of Arietty's Hair clip/bow can be bought as an collectible and worn by fans of the Anime.
  • Dueling Dubs: The film got two English dubs. One was released in the UK and Australia in 2011 by Optimum Releasing, and another from Disney in 2012. Both dubs are on the Japanese Blu-ray. It's not really clear why two dubs were made, but it's believed that Optimum wanted to release the film in the UK before Disney's American dub was ready. It also helps that Arrietty is based on an English novel.
  • Playing Against Type: Comedic actor Will Arnett voicing the Harrison Ford-esque Pod.
  • Promoted Fanboy: French singer/songwriter Cécile Corbel became known to Ghibli filmmakers after she sent them a fan letter showing her love for their films along with a copy of ''Songbook, Vol 2", at the time, her most recent album. After Toshio Suzuki (the film's head producer) listened to the CD, she received an e-mail asking her if she could write a song for the movie. She ended up composing the entire score.

Alternative Title(s): The Borrower Arrietty