The Tale of Despereaux [DVD] [2008]

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  • Release Date: 02/03/2015
  • Rating: G
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (46 out of 46)

Special Features


  • Despereaux's quest game
  • Build - boldo game
  • The making of The Tale of Despereaux
  • Activities and more!

Synopsis


The Tale of Despereaux
A diminutive mouse strives to make a mammoth change in his troubled kingdom in this adaptation of author Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal-winning children's book. A long time ago, in the distant kingdom of Dor, a horrible accident broke the heart of the king, left a beautiful princess crestfallen, and filled the townspeople with despair. As the sun disappeared from the sky and the flowers were drained of color, the laughter slowly ceased in this once-magical land. It was into this darkened world that a tiny mouse named Despereaux Tilling was born, and while this virtuous little rodent may have been short in stature, his bravery was ultimately too big for such a small world to contain. An unlikely hero with oversized ears and a discernible wheeze, Despereaux was taken with tales of chivalry, and longed to one day become a noble figure among his people. Sometimes in order to realize their true destiny, heroes must first experience great hardship, however, and when Despereaux fails to adhere to the rigid rules of his society, he is banished from Dor. Later, while exploring the outer realms, the lonely Despereaux is joined by a kindhearted rat named Roscuro. Roscuro, too, has been excommunicated from his homeland, and still cannot stand to look into a mirror lest he be reminded of his painful past. Later, as Despereaux embarks on a treacherous quest to rescue the endangered Princess Pea, Roscuro is set down the path of self-destruction after receiving a painful rejection from his highness. Now, on their way to realizing their extraordinary destinies, these two unlikely heroes will face off against the malevolent leader of the sewer rats, who is plotting revenge on humans from his subterranean kingdom; befriend a common serving girl who longs to become princess; and meet a whole host of colorful characters that they will never forget. Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, and Tracey Ullman lead a powerhouse cast in this animated feature produced by Gary Ross and Allison Thomas. Also lending voices to the project are Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, William H. Macy, and Christopher Lloyd. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick - Despereaux
  • Robbie Coltrane
    Robbie Coltrane - Gregory
  • Frances Conroy
    Frances Conroy - Antoinette
  • Tony Hale
    Tony Hale - Furlough
  • Ciarán Hinds
    Ciarán Hinds - Botticelli



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Likable Movie

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    PeeDeeCue
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    In all fairness, my wife loved the movie - I thought it was meh. As i have stated in earlier reviews; It is very important to have contrasting characters for good and bad to play off of each other. While the hero of this story may be cute and brave, the villains themselves were a bit bland. Most of the conflict our hero faced was in overcoming bad situations - which does nothing more than show us how the hero thinks and acts. The story and characters were a little underwhelming, but there may be others out there who would enjoy this one anyway. I would recommend this movie, but I would have to be selective on who to recommend it to. It really is not for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a little momment of happiness.

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    snoopy25
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    this movie is my favor i watch it over and over again each time i watch it is a little better than before a movie to keep anyone in there seats a story that you will take something away from good for people of all ages the mouse is cute the mouse voice is outstanding the acting is excellent that whole plot is outstanding the ending of the movie is exciting you are just going to look forward to the ending i am thinking about getting be a second copy now that it on sale you must have this great movies in your collection i am so happy and glad that they this the time to make a great and outstanding if i have children i would play this movies every day every week it is that good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charming Story with Relatable Characters

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    thehoddy
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    This movie is a delight to behold, and appropriate for children over 5. I've always loved it, and I was quite pleased to find it at Best Buy for such a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    CoolLisa
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    My kids loves this movie. This movie is about a very brave little mouse who helps the princess. My movie came really fast and was packaged great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    JoDan
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    My older child liked this movie as a youngster and recommended it to my youngest child and so we had to order the DVD version, which has been a hit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for kids

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    chironinja
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    The tale of Despereaux is a delightful tale about a mouse and his quest to help the Princess. Very entertaining with a good story line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The little mouse that could!

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    LMVSMV
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    In the traction of the Three Musketeers, this animated feature us bit cheesy, highly entertaining and appropriate for all age groups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    LCG1987
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    This movie is perfect fo my classroom and the kiddos love the story. I wouod recommend to everyone no matter your age! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend



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