The Secret of NIMH
Release: July 02, 1982

A fieldmouse named Mrs. Brisby must move her family to a safe location before the farmer plows the field where they live, but her invalid son Timmy cannot go outside due to his pneumonia. She enlists the aid of some highly intelligent, escaped lab rats that have built a subterranean society inside a rose bush near the farmer's garden. The rats, led by the wise Nicodemus, decide to help her physically move her house to repay a debt of gratitude to her late husband, who made possible the rats' escape from the laboratory. But things become complicated when some of the rats decide to use the situation to kill Nicodemus and make it appear to be accidental

Nicodemus: "Courage Of The Heart Is Very Rare...The Stone Has A Power When It's There."
Mrs. Brisby: "The Stone..."
Justin: "It Was You... You Did It! You Killed Nicodemus. That Was No Accident!"
Jenner: "Yes! I Killed Him."
Mrs. Brisby: "I went to see the Great Owl."
Mr. Ages: "Owl? You say you saw the Owl?"
Mrs. Brisby: "Yes. He told me to ask for Nicodemus."
Mr. Ages: "Yes, I know Nicodemus."
Mrs. Brisby: "He lives with the rats."
Mr. Ages: "More specifically, he's the leader of the rats."
Mrs. Brisby: "You know him?"
Mr. Ages: "[abruptly] "No one has ever seen the Owl! And live to tell about it.""
Great Owl: "I must bid you good evening, Mrs..."
Mrs. Brisby: "Mrs. Brisby."
Great Owl: "Brisby? Mrs. Johnathan Brisby?"
Mrs. Brisby: "Why, yes. He was my husband. But how did you know about him?"
Great Owl: ""That is not important. I will say this"
Nicodemus: "Johnathan, wherever you are, your thoughts must comfort her tonight. She will be waiting, and you will not return."
Nicodemus: "Johnathan, your wife has come at last. Perhaps now I can repay you for your kindness to me, yet Mrs. Brisby may serve the rats of NIMH more than we her. Jenner, I fear, could do her harm. He is consumed by a lust for power. Thus far the amulet has remained safely hidden, but if he finds it... Heaven help us."
Justin: "It's Jenner. He's at it again."
Mr. Ages: "There blows an ill wind!"
Justin: "He's before the Grand Council now. This time he's attacking Nicodemus openly."
Mr. Ages: "And the plan, no doubt."
Justin: "Nothing will come of it. I'll pass."
Mr. Ages: "Beware, boy, he's dangerous! He'll be the undoing of the rats of NIMH."
Jenner: ""Hear me! The Thorn Valley Plan is the aspiration of idiots and dreamers! We..." [sees Justin]"
Jenner: "We were just talking about you."
Justin: "That's refreshing, Jenner, usually you're screaming about us."
Nicodemus: "In the beginning, we were ordinary street rats, stealing our daily bread, and living off the efforts of man's work. We were captured, put in cages, and sent to a place called NIMH. There were other animals there, in cages. They were put through the most unspeakable torture, to satisfy some scientific curiosity. Often, at night, I would hear them cry out in anguish. Twenty rats and eleven mice were given injections. Our world began changing."
Jeremy: "Nice evening, huh? I told you you'd love flying."
Mrs. Brisby: "I don't know how I let you talk me into this!"
Teresa: "Oh! Auntie Shrew!"
Cynthia: "Oh, Auntie!"
Martin: "Oh, no!"
Mrs. Brisby: "You're in great danger. NIMH is coming!"
Jenner: "Come come, let's return to the rosebush..."
Mrs. Brisby: "NIMH is coming!"
Rat 1: "NIMH!"
Mrs. Brisby: "In the morning!"
Rat 2: "NIMH!"
Mrs. Brisby: ""Yes. You will all die unless you leave the farm tonight."
Jenner: "Lies!""
Mrs. Brisby: "Please! You must believe me!"
Rat 1: "What if it's true?"
Rat 2: "We'll all be killed!"
Rat 3: "Don't panic!"
Jenner: "Don't listen! She's hysterical!"
Mrs. Brisby: "Get out now... Auughhh! [With a vicious backhand, Jenner sends Mrs. Brisby flying. He shucks his cape and draws his sword]"
Jenner: "You get out! I've had enough!"
Great Owl: "Step inside my house. [Mrs. Brisby hesitates.]"
Great Owl: "Come inside or go away!"
Mrs. Brisby: "You can unlock any door, if you only have the key."
Jener: ""I've learned this much"
Justin: "Then you have learned nothing!"
Jenner: "No taste for blood, eh? They've taken the animal out of you. -Jenner"
Auntie Shrew: "Cast not pearls before swine, I always say, and that includes insolent piglets! -Auntie Shrew"
Jeremy: "If I was anywhere near a cat, I'd be sneezing my brains out. -Jeremy"
Cynthia: "Antie Shrew, Timmy's sick. -Cynthia"
Cynthia: "Oh, the poor turkey fell down! -Cynthia"
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