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The Rats of NIMH is a trilogy of children's books, the first one by Robert C. O'Brien, and the second and third by his daughter Jane Leslie Conly.[1] They tell the story of a society of rats rendered intelligent by scientific experimentation.

The books are:

In 1982, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH became the basis for the animated film The Secret of NIMH, directed by Don Bluth. In 1998, a film sequel to The Secret of NIMH, called The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue was released. The sequel has no connection to Jane Leslie Conly's sequel, Racso and the Rats of NIMH, but did have a connection with Mrs. Frisby (the story about the six missing mice). It is recently announced that a live-action/animated reboot is in development.


  1. ^ "Rats of NIHM series". Goodreads Inc. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 

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The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:52:30 -0800

“Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O'Brien has plenty of action and emotions, too. Don't forget the enduring appeal of E. B. White's “Stuart Little.” The writing is fine enough to engage the adults too. There are humans in “The Borrowers ...

Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona Daily Sun
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0800

A classroom of fourth graders gathered on the floor, transfixed by the story of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, a children's book which was being read aloud. Each Friday, Gene Munger, a volunteer for the Flagstaff branch of BookPals goes to the ...


Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:04:32 -0800

... NIH is releasing its chimps to a better place before they go all Rise of the Planet of the Apes on humanity. Now, if the organization would just tell us what's going on with the mice — although the world might benefit from some hyperintelligent ...

Cinema Blend

Cinema Blend
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:40:18 -0800

Throughout the 1980's, in an era where even Disney films skewed a little bit darker, Don Bluth was the king of animated epics that gave his former employer a run for their money. The film that started it all, and arguably one of his most successful ...


Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:49:01 -0800

EXCLUSIVE: MGM has acquired the award-winning Robert C. O'Brien children's book Mrs. Frisby & The Rats Of Nimh and set Ice Age 5 scribe Michael Berg to write the script. Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger will produce through their Bobker/Kruger label.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:08:47 -0800

The studio has reacquired the rights to Robert C. O'Brien's novel Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH, which served as the basis for Don Bluth's 1982 masterclass in scarring the movie-going youth of America. The new film, which is set to be a mixture of ...

Science Fiction

Science Fiction
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 18:09:08 -0800

Get ready to see another remake of a children's classic. MGM has optioned Robert C. O'Brien's classic 'Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH' in hopes of developing a new family franchise. The novel 'Mrs. Frisby & The Rats of NIMH' was first published in 1971.

Science World Report

Science World Report
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:21:17 -0700

Scientists have created super intelligent mice that may help them shed some light on cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and other disorders. (Photo : Flickr/Tambako). Scientists have created super intelligent mice that may ...

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