Auntie Shrew 2.png

Auntie Shrew is a supporting character in The Secret of NIMH. She is the baby-sitter for Mrs. Brisby's children, though she is Martin's former arch-enemy and does not seem to like him much because of his impudence, and self-appointed community leader for the animals in the garden. She also used to be jealous of Brisby until she reforms to help her turn off the plow.

She was voiced by the late Hermoine Baddeley, and Doris Roberts in The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue.

Personality

Her personality had varied throughout the movie, and still now wasn't quite settled. But one this had never changed: she was the most horrible biddy you can imagine, and worse. Auntie Shrew is a nosy, close-minded busybody who takes it upon herself to ensure that all the wild animals on the farm are safe, even to the point of intrusiveness. While vicious, hostile, and often rude and haughty, she has good intentions, wanting only to ensure the safety of her friends and neighbors, especially the meek Mrs. Brisby. She seems to be hard of hearing, or simply too wrapped up in her own melodramatic air that she needs to be repeatedly told things before acknowledging them, as with Mrs. Brisby's children having to repeatedly tell her that their mother is not home and that Timmy is sick. Despite all this, she also seems to be quite athletic as well when it came to stopping the plow.

Role in Film

Auntie Shrew is the one who shouts at all the animals to evacuate the field in order to escape the coming plow. When it threatens to destroy Mrs. Brisby's home, she jumps into the plow to sabotage the fuel injector and buy them more time. She also suggests asking the Great Owl for advice.

Trivia

  • Despite being called Auntie, she is clearly not related to the Brisbys, as she is not the same species (Unlike mice, shrews are not rodents). Likely, the term, "Auntie," is a term of respect and endearment.
  • She seems to be bigger than Brisby's kids (especially Teresa), but quite smaller than Mrs. Brisby.
  • Auntie Shrew's overbearing behavior caused her to appear as the main antagonist, but she was not a true villain.

Navigation

           MGM Logo.png Heroes

Animated Features
Jeremy Hilary Boob, Phd. | Mrs. Brisby | Jeremy the Crow | Justin | Mr. Ages | The Great Owl | Nicodemus | Auntie Shrew | Brutus | Sullivan | Teresa Brisby | Martin Brisby | Cynthia Brisby | Jonathan Brisby | Miss Right | Snitter | Rowf | The Tod | Alan Wood | Omar | Angel | Stretch | Dizzy | Charlie Barkin | Itchy Itchiford | Anne Marie | Annabelle | Chanticleer | Edmond | Patou | Goldie Pheasant | Snipes | Peepers | Hubie | Marina | Rocko | Sasha La Fleur | David | Arthur | Selenia | Igor | Gomez Addams | Morticia Addams | Wednesday Addams | Pugsley Addams | Fester Addams | Grandmama | Lurch | Thing

Direct-To-Video Features
Timmy Brisby | Jenny McBride | Cecil

Live Action Films
Ash Williams| Scarlet O'Hara | Rhett Butler | Robby the Robot | James Bond | Inspector Clouseau | James Bond | Janes Bond | Carrie White | Miss Desjardin | Sue Snell | Rocky Balboa | Apollo Creed | Steve Freeling | Diane Freeling | Dana Freeling | Gorgo| Robbie Freeling | Carol Anne Freeling | Tangina Barrons | T-800| Sarah Connor | Kyle Reese | Jonathan Craves | Lite and Dark| James Bond | RoboCop | Andy Barclay | Karen Barclay | Mike Norris | Jack Santos | Bill & Ted | Rufus | Lt. John Dunbar | Stands With A Fist | James Bond | Rachel Lang | Thomas Crown | James Bond | RoboCop | Adonis Johnson Creed | Andy Barclay

Shorts
Pink Panther | Charlie Ant | Blue Aardvark

See Also
Tom and Jerry Heroes | 007 Heroes

           Don Bluth.png Heroes

Animated Features
Mrs. Brisby | Jeremy the Crow | Justin | Mr. Ages | The Great Owl | Nicodemus | Auntie Shrew | Brutus | Sullivan | Teresa Brisby | Martin Brisby | Cynthia Brisby | Jonathan Brisby | Miss Right | Fievel Mousekewitz | Tanya Mousekewitz | Papa Mousekewitz | Mama Mousekewitz | Tiger | Tony Toponi | Bridget | Honest John | Gussie Mausheimer | Henri | Littlefoot | Cera | Ducky | Petrie | Spike | Charlie Barkin | Itchy Itchiford | Anne Marie | Annabelle | Chanticleer | Edmond | Patou | Goldie Pheasant | Snipes | Peepers | Thumbelina | Prince Cornelius | Jacquimo | Li'l Bee, Gnatty, & Baby Bug | Mother | Hero | Stanley | Gus | Rosie | Hubie | Marina | Rocko | Anastasia Romanov | Dimitri | Vladimir | Pooka | Bartok | Zozi | Cale Tucker | Akima Kunimoto | Gune | Stith

Sequels
Cholena | Dr. Dithering | Nellie Brie | Reed Dailey | Sasha La Fleur | David | Timmy Brisby | Jenny McBride | Cecil

Video Games
Dirk the Daring | Princess Daphne

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.