Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster Secret Of the Nimh
Daybill Poster with cool Tim Hildebrandt poster art. The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated dark fantasy adventure film directed by Don Bluth (The Land Before Time) in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's 1971 children's novel Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. The film was produced by Aurora Productions and released by MGM/UA Entertainment Company for United Artists and features the voices of Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine, Peter Strauss, and Paul Shenar. The "Mrs. Frisby" name in the novel had to be changed to "Mrs. Brisby" during production due to trademark concerns with Frisbee discs. Tim Hildebrandt spent two weeks painting The Secret of NIMH's promotional poster. The Secret of NIMH received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. The Secret of NIMH won Best Animated Film of 1982 at the 10th annual Saturn Awards, where it also received a nomination for Best Fantasy Film. The film was also nominated for Best Family Feature for Animation, Musical or Fantasy at the 4th annual Youth in Film Awards. In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated this film for its Top 10 Animation Films list.