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The Rats of NIMH to Live Again on the Big Screen

Did you read and/or watch the story of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH as a kid? More than most things from my childhood, I have very vivid memories of this tale, specifically of watching the 1982 animated version (The Secret of NIMH). And being terrified.

Now the story is getting a modern update, so a whole new generation of kids can see it on the big screen. Here's more:

The story centers on a mouse — the titular Mrs. Frisby, re-named Mrs. Brisby in the MGM movie — faced with a crisis when her son falls ill and she must move her family to escape a farmer's plow. Mrs. Frisby enlists a group of former lab rats, whom she soon discovers run a highly evolved society, who possess advanced technologies and divide labor in the manner of a human community.

It's likely the new NIMH would combine live-action and animation in the manner of Alvin & the Chipmunks and other kiddie hybrids.

Some folks today are noting that rodents onscreen are popular right now after the box office success of G-Force this past weekend, but the Rats of NIMH tells a far darker tale than movies like G-Force. What do you think? Do you have memories of watching the old animated movie or reading the book?

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