Opening in 1948, when Miss Daisy, an elderly widow, backs her Packard into her neighbour's prized garden. Her frustrated son insists that she allow him to hire a driver. So begins a friendship that blossoms over the next 25 years, until her mid-90s.
The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell - the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. Kirikou wants to rid the village of Karaba's curse, so goes on an adventurous voyage to reveal Karaba's secrets.
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. But life is about to change for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.