The Secret of NIMH Trailer & Clips


The Secret of NIMH full movie is released on Jul 16, 1982. Watch The Secret of NIMH online - the English Animation movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $14,665,733. The Secret of NIMH is directed by Don Bluth and created by Robert C. O'Brien with Derek Jacobi and Elizabeth Hartman. The Secret of NIMH is available online on The Roku Channel and Hoopla.

Mrs. Brisby, a widowed mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children on the Fitzgibbon farm. She is preparing to move her family out of the field they live in as plowing time approaches, but her son Timothy has fallen ill, and moving him could prove fatal. Mrs. Brisby visits The Great Owl, a wise creature who advises her to visit a mysterious group of rats who live beneath a rose bush on the farm. She visits the rats and meets Nicodemus, the wise, mystical leader of the rats, and Justin, a friendly rat who immediately becomes attached to Mrs. Brisby. While there, she learns that her late husband, Mr. Jonathon Brisby, along with the rats, was a part of a series of experiments at a place known only as N.I.M.H. (revealed earlier in the story as the National Institute of Mental Health). The experiments performed on the mice and rats there boosted their intelligence, allowing them to read without being taught and to understand things such as complex mechanics and electricity. The rats and Mr. Brisby escaped from N.I.M.H. and came to live on the Fitzgibbon farm. The rats created a home for themselves under Mrs. Fitzgibbon's rose bush, creating an elaborate habitation of beautiful chambers, elevators, and Christmas lights. However, the rats are unhappy in their dependence on the humans, who they are stealing electricity from, and have concocted a plan to leave the farm and live independently. Because of her husband's prior relationship with the rats, they agree to help Mrs. Brisby move her home out of the path of the plow. However, the evil Jenner and his unwilling accomplice Sullivan, who wish to remain beneath the rose bush, plot to kill Nicodemus during the move.

As know as:

Cudezni grm, Rotiriigi saladus, NIMH, Το μυστικό των ΝΙΜ, Тайната на умните мишоци

Release Date:

Jul 30, 1982

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 16, 2004


United States



Stream Service:

United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Production Companies:

Aurora, Don Bluth Productions, Mrs. Brisby Ltd.

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Gross worldwide:



Right before your eyes and beyond your wildest dreams., A world of fantasy, adventure and excitement opens up for Mrs Brisby when she discovers... The Secret of NIMH., Let unforgettable characters from a new film classic take you on a triumphant adventure to discover..., Animation in the grand tradition by a new master, Don Bluth.


Rita Kempley
Washington Post
Sadly, The Secret of NIMH is beautiful but unbalanced: The animators gambled when they should have gamboled.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 11, 2021
Susie Eisenhuth
Sydney Morning Herald
Parents wistful for the world of mystery and magic fondly remembered from the best of the Disney cartoon features should hasten along to this rather endearing fantasy.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 11, 2021
Neil Jillett
The Age (Australia)
This American full-length animated cartoon lives up to its publicity as a return to the meticulous artwork and storybook charm of the golden days of Disney.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 11, 2021

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