The Secret of NIMH is a classically made 1982 animated film directed by Don Bluth 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 Pictures and released by
United Artists.
The "Mrs. Frisby" name in the novel had to be changed to "Mrs. Brisby" during production
because of a trademark conflict. While released to critical acclaim,
The Secret of NIMH
was also a moderate box office success.
Art from this film has a rich look and style reminiscent of Bluth's years of animation at the  
Walt Disney studios.

         This is just a sampling of the original cels  available from this film.    
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The Secret of N.I.M.H.  (1982)
This is an original  production cel from "The Secret Of
" 1982.     Hand signed by director Don Bluth!
Lovely Mrs. Brisby with the amulet! This is an original hand
painted production cel from "
The Secret Of NIMH" 1982
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The Wonderful World of
       Don Bluth Films

Don Bluth started as an animator in 1955 at the Walt Disney
Animation Studios working on classics like "Sleeping Beauty
(1959)" and "101 Dalmatians (1961)" He later became a Disney
animation director. Bluth left Disney because he wanted to return
to the classical Disney animation style.

In 1979 he founded a rival company that became Disney’s
main competitor in the 1980s. During his roller coaster of a
career, Don Bluth produced commercial hits (
An American Tail,
The Land Before Time, Anastasia), cult classics (The Secret
, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Titan A.E.), and other
children's films (
Banjo the Woodpile Cat, Rock-A-Doodle,
,  A Troll In Central Park, The Pebble and the
Stone" and Bartok the Magnificent
). Bluth is also famous for
his delightful fully animated video games (
Space Ace and
Dragon's Lair).    See More Don Bluth Film Art!

Don Bluth passed away in 2013 leaving a multi-faceted
animation legacy. His films still delight animation fans today.

Original production Cels from most of the Bluth films were
released in the 1980s and early 1990s.      Ask us for details!
Animation Director Don Bluth with some of his animated characters!
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Evil Jenner the rat is plotting! This is an original hand
painted production cel from "
The Secret Of NIMH" 1982
Jeremy wrapped in ribbons production cel from "The
Secret of NIMH
" 1982