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El Capitan Theatre Presents 'The Secret World of Arrietty,' 2/17-3/8

Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre will present "The Secret World of Arrietty" the latest animated feature from the legendary Studio Ghibli ("Spirited Away," "Ponyo"), beginningFebruary 17 through March 8, 2012, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Exclusively at the El Capitan Theatreguests have the opportunity to combine viewing this animation masterpiece with an exclusive exhibit of Studio Ghibli art including sculptures, storyboards and concept art.
Daily showtimes are 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Show times subject to change.
The El Capitan will also offer special Japanese language screenings of the film at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, and at 7 p.m. on February 19, 24 and March 4.
Commenting on the announcement, Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, said, "We are thrilled to offer El Capitan guests a very special look into the world of Studio Ghibli by not only presenting their latest animated adventure, but providing an exclusive exhibit of this legendary studio's art. It's our way of offering our guests an experience they  can't get anywhere else."
In "The Secret World of Arrietty," residing quietly beneath the floorboards of an old house are little people who live undetected, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.
Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to "borrow" scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty's family from the home and straight into danger. The English language version of "The Secret World of Arrietty" was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. The film will be release in theaters Feb. 17, 2012.

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