The Tale of Despereaux

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The Tale of Despereaux
Based on an award-winning children's book about a heroic little mouse named Despereaux who sets off on an epic adventure to save his kingdom. After an accident involving soup, a rat, and the death by shock of the queen, the king banned both rats and soup from his Kingdom. His daughter the princess went into mourning. Meanwhile, a mouse with unusually large ears came into the world, and became fascinated with romantic history. After being banished down to join the rats, and being rescued from death-by-cat by a friendly rat, the two rodents set about righting the problems in the kingdom, and restoring the princess's good humour.

94 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Kids.

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Credits

Cast
Voices of Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H.Macey, Stanley Tucci
Director
Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen
ScreenplayGary Ross, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, based on the booky by Kate DiCamillo
MusicWilliam Ross
CinematographyBrad Blackbourn
EditingMark Solomon
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced byFramestore Feature Animation, Larger Than Life Productions, Relativity Media, Universal Animation Studios, Universal Pictures

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
0
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
5
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconThis animated fairytale is a muddled and boring mix up of Shrek and Ratatouille that, while pretty, will put the little ones to sleep.
1
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Tale of Despereaux is one of the most beautifully drawn animated films I've seen, rendered in enchanting detail and painterly colors
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconWhile The Tale of Despereaux has flickers of wit and a brand of visual splendour that’s lovely to behold and relatively rare for the genre, the lack of narrative momentum proves fatal to the enterprise. In other words, Bolt and Madagascar 2 may be nowhere near as classy but chances are they’re a lot more fun for kids who have yet to develop an interest in 16th-century Flemish masters.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs
10
Metacritic.com
24 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
93 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite its striking visuals, The Tale of Despereaux as a story feels familiar and unimaginative.
11

What the People say

Internet
824 Netizens quote iconLike others, not what I expected, but not that bad, either.
12

Average .. 48%

10

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