So as it gets a TV outing this Christmas Eve, what happened to the young stars of the movie; playing alongside Jim Broadbent and Celia Imrie as the parents?
The young boy was, as many will already know, a very young Tom Felton – he who would grow up to be very famous indeed.
Felton was just 10-years-old when the film was released, and it was four years before he would be seen as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series.
It’s a role he grew up playing; reprising it in all eight films up to and including 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Since then he has continued to find success, and has recently had a recurring role in TV’s The Flash, as Doctor Alchemy.
He’s also been in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, A United Kingdom, Belle and Get Him To The Greek.
His 2018 will get off to an exciting start when he joins Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley in Ophelia, set to make its debut at Sundance next month.
Tom played Peagreen Clock in The Borrowers, while the equally excellent Flora Newbigin played his sister, Arrietty.
Flora, now thought to be in her early-mid thirties, is thought to be teaching now at the Pimlico Academy in Westminster, London; after making appearances in Peep Show and Holby City in the early 2000s.
Other familiar faces in The Borrowers included John Goodman, Hugh Laurie, Ruby Wax and Aden Gillett.
It’s on today on Channel 4 at 3:35pm.