The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.
93 min, 90 min
2.35 : 1
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Mouse, Rat, Darkness, Book, Dungeon
Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Unlikely Heroes, Daring Rescues
Sweet, Fanciful, Whimsical
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
The Tale of Despereaux is a 2008 American-British computer-animated adventure fantasy family film directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen and produced by Gary Ross and Allison Thomas. Loosely based on the 2003 fantasy book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, the movie is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and stars Matthew Broderick, Robbie Coltrane, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, William H. Macy, Emma Watson and Tracey Ullman. It was released on December 19, 2008 by Universal Pictures. The movie is the second theatrically released computer-animated film distributed by Universal Studios. It was also produced by Universal Animation Studios, Framestore Feature Animation and Relativity Media. The film received mixed reviews from critics and it earned $86,947,965 on a $60 million budget.
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