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The Tale of Despereaux

G| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Once a thriving place of sunshine and delicious soup, the faraway kingdom of Dor has fallen into sadness. An accident leaves the king brokenhearted; the sunshine fades, and the soup disappears Into this world is born Despereaux (Matthew Broderick), a book-loving mouse and friend to Princess Pea (Emma Watson). When Pea is kidnapped, Despereaux must find a knight's brave heart within his tiny body and rescue his friend.

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Genres: Children, Adventure, Fantasy, Animated

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

Release Date: December 19th, 2008|1 hr. 34 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
  • The tiny, intrepid rodent is so cute it's impossible not to ooh and aww, just looking at him. Which is a good thing, because you'll need something to get you through the long stretches of fairytale pastiche that make up this overwrought yarn. show more

  • The flatly generic results certainly appear at odds with the picture's stirring visual style, which pays homage to the great Flemish artists. show more

  • A little slow for the very youngest kids -- though the messages it imparts are certainly ones you'll want them to hear. show more

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