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Secret of NIMH Movie Quiz

The Secret of NIMH is an animated motion picture based on the book entitled “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.  The movie was the first one done by Don Bluth studios and I admit out loud it’s a favorite movie of mine.  For those who have seen the movie such as myself, here is a little trivia that maybe you aren’t aware of or haven’t really given much thought to when watching it.

  • Question of

    What year was the movie released in Movie theaters

    • 1981
    • 1982
    • 1983
  • Question of

    Why was the main character in the books name changed from Mrs. Frisby to Mr. Brisby in the movie?

    • The film makers like the name Brisby better.
    • The name tested better with test markets
    • The film makers wanted to avoid copyright infringement due to the toy known as the Frisbee
  • Question of

    In the film villainous rat Jenner has a side kick who is identified in the book as Sullivan, but this character is never identified by this name in the movie.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    What does the initials NIMH actually stand for?

    • Natural Institute of Mental Health
    • National Industry of Medical Health
    • National Institute of Mental Health
  • Question of

    In the movie Mrs. Brisby is given a magical red amulet from Nicodemus the leader of the rats which is key to the story and helps her to save her family, however this amulet isn’t in the actual book.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    In the movie why didn’t Mrs Brisby’s late husband Johnathan never tell her about the fact that he was experimented on at NIMH?

    • He wanted to spare her from knowing such a place existed.
    • He didn’t want her to know that he was aging slower than she was.
    • He didn’t want her to know how intelligent he truly was.
  • Question of

    The Secret of NIMH was originally not a box office success but gain popularity when it was put out on home video. All three of these reasons played a part in what happened but what was the main reason it wasn’t successful at the box office?

    • It was only given limited release at first.
    • It had stiff competition when it came out in the summer from such blockbuster films as E.T, Star Trek IIL The Wrath of Kahn and Rocky III
    • The Studio that made it United Artist was sold to another company which didn’t do it justice marketing wise.
  • Question of

    Although, The Secret of NIMH wasn’t a huge hit at first, the Don Bluth Studios did have a major Box Office hit with their next film, what was it?

    • An American Tail
    • Land Before Time
    • All Dogs Go To Heaven


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