Are rodents the new penguins?

After the monster success of last year's 'Ratatouille,' moviegoers may be in for another slew of adorable rodents. Then again, we've always had a soft spot for mice (in movies, anyway). Just see Mickey Mouse or Fievel Mouskewitz.

The latest vermin to tickle our fancy arrive in 'The Tale of Despereaux,' an animated flick with an all-star cast of voice talents including Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson and Kevin Kline.

The titular hero (Broderick) is a mouse with gigantic ears and even bigger you-know-whats: No matter what his fellow mice tell him, he's just not afraid of anything. Despereaux impresses Watson's princess in this exclusive clip from the movie.

'Tale of Desperaux' opens everywhere December 19.

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