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FREE FOR KIDS 12 & UNDER – OFS KIDS CLUB: THE SECRET OF NIMH

SATURDAY, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 @ 11am
FREE for kids 12 & under!
OFS Kids Club presents
THE SECRET OF NIMH

Read Ellis’ review down below!

Get ready to meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret! Suspenseful and heartwarming, this beautifully animated odyssey stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon’s plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbor mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of NIMH…it could change her life forever! This timeless tale of love, courage and determination will transport the whole family into an enchanting world where the bravest hearts live in the meekest of mice.
Dir: Don Bluth / 1982 / US / 82 min

“The Secret of Nimh is an animated adventure movie based on Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (fun fact—the name was changed to Mrs. Brisby in the film due to trademark concerns with Frisbee) about a charming family of mice who try their hardest to relieve the sick little mouse, Timothy, from pneumonia. The movie’s setting is a field next to a farm where the mice live. Mrs. Brisby, Timothy’s mother, ventures out through many breathtaking terrains which really brings out the outstanding illustration done by the artists. I think my favorite aspect of this film was how far it brings its viewers into the story. In every scene you are on the edge of your seat hoping that the loveable mother-mouse will succeed on her quest. I couldn’t find many things in the movie that I think should’ve been changed, so you may think I’m lowkey nitpicking when I make this statement: I believe the movie was a bit too focused. I didn’t see any curves in the story, the plot was less of a swerving stream of events leading to the main climax, but more of a straight ray of the same goal. I think movies are more interesting when they give you a sense of confusion and anticipation as to how each small story will mesh together with another to form one inspirational ending. Still, the film is a great and innovative film. I saw it as a very little kid and didn’t remember anything when I saw it again for my review, but I did feel a sense of intuition. The Secret of Nimh is an all-time classic and I think that anybody reading the book or who has read it should go ahead and give it a watch, because I can almost guarantee that if you love animation and If you love adventure and drama, you’ll enjoy this film.”


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