Tagline: Adventure awaits in your own backyard.
Deep underground, the Minimoys are waiting… for a champion. Arthur’s grandfather disappeared four years ago. All he left behind are his notebooks full of stories about little — known African tribes-including the Minimoys, a miniature people who are all less than one inch tall. But the Minimoys can’t possibly be real… can they?
Arthur is about to find out, as he uncovers a hidden message that catapults him on an adventure wilder than he had ever imagined. In just three days, he must find a way to the land of the Minimoys, recover a stolen treasure, battle an invading force of mosquito — riding warriors, defeat an evil wizard, win the heart of a very independent princess (Madonna)-and somehow get back home again. It seems like an impossible task, but as he’ll discover along the way, sometimes the littlest heroes can make the biggest difference. The film is adapted from a series of children’s books written by Luc Besson.
10-year-old Arthur has a lot on his plate: a real estate developer is about to snap up his grandma’s home… and there’s no way Arthur’s going to hang around for his parents or grandparents to sort out the problem. Maybe the solution lies in his grandpa’s treasure, which is hidden somewhere on the “other side” in the land of the Minimoys. The creatures that inhabit this world are just a tenth of an inch tall and live in perfect harmony with their environment.
Arthur ventures into this world of the Minimoys, where he meets Princess Selenia and her brother Betameche. Together they set off to look for the treasure that will save his grandma. An action-packed adventure ensues, full of pitfalls and intrigues, all the way up to the forbidden city ruled by the evil M the Malicious. Arthur’s journey in the Minimoys universe reveals that sometimes the smallest heroes make the biggest difference.
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Directed by: Luc Besson
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Madonna, David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Mia Farrow, Penny Balfour, Jean Bejote Njamba, Adam LeFevre, Christian Erickson, Eric Balliet, Robert William Bradford
Screenplay by: Luc Besson
Production Design by: Hugues Tissandier
Cinematography by: Thierry Arbogast
Film Editing by: Karim Benhammouda, Yann Hervé, Vincent Tabaillon
Costume Design by: Olivier Bériot
Set Decoration by: Alain Pitrel
Art Direction by: Patrice Garcia, Philippe Rouchier
Music by: Éric Serra
MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy action and brief suggestive material.
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Release Date: December 15, 2006