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The Secret of NimhOne of my weirdest obsessions as a wee lass was Don Bluth's 1982 animated film "The Secret of NIMH." I must have watched it dozens of times on television and was impressed enough by its humble rodent cast to read the book it was based on. If you've never seen it -- or read Robert C. O'Brien's book, "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" -- you should.

"NIMH" is the story of a widowed field mouse named Mrs. Frisby (renamed Mrs. Brisby in the film) who is faced with an enormous problem for such a fragile little animal. She has a sick child who she must evacuate from their home in a farmer's field before its plowed. To do so, she needs the help of a group of highly evolved field rats who live nearby. When she enlists their assistance, she discovers that they need her just as much as she needs them. Read More...

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