Arthur and the Invisibles

January 12th, 2007


Arthur and the Invisibles

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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, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.0/10 (11,217 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

Director: Luc Besson

Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks.

Writers: Céline Garcia, Luc Besson

Freddie Highmore - Arthur
Mia Farrow - Granny
Ron Crawford - Archibald (voice: English version)
Penny Balfour - Arthur's Mother
Doug Rand - Arthur's Father
Adam LeFevre - Davido
Jean Bejote Njamba - Massai Chief
Saul Jephcott - Police Officer #1
Lee Delong - Saleslady (as Lee de Long)
Christian Erickson - Antique Dealer
Eric Balliet - Mover #1
Oxmo Puccino - Mover #2
Robert William Bradford - Baliff
Jerry Di Giacomo - Repairman (voice: French version)
Bienvenue Kindoki - Matassalai #1

Taglines: Adventure awaits in your own backyard.


Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 12 January 2007

Filming Locations: France

Box Office Details

Budget: €65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,702,789 (USA) (14 January 2007) (2247 Screens)

Gross: $15,132,763 (USA)

Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Director Luc Besson said that this will be his last movie as a director, but later changed his mind.

Factual errors: Arthur visits the Minimoys just after midnight on 1st August 1960 because it is the full moon just after his birthday. The actual full moon date was 02:43 (UT) on Sunday 7th August 1960.

User Review

Great animation, fun film

Rating: 8/10

Took my nine-year old daughter and we both really enjoyed it. I found the animated portions far more engaging than the human-acted portions, but that wasn't a real distraction. The other commenters on the film here in IMDb seem to be very annoyed by the lack of a completely cohesive plot, but hey, this isn't Citizen Kane! We really work hard to find films we will take our daughter to see, and having viewed the preview some time ago, I was happy to stumble upon the opening of this movie this weekend. I can guarantee that we'll see it again before it leaves the theatres and will likely purchase the DVD. The violence was minimal and well-handled (vague battle scenes), the scary parts not over-the-top scary, and the light touch with the romance was appreciated by the mom of a pre-pre-teen. Nice family movie.


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