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Year of Release: 2008
Director(s): Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen
Animation Studio: Universal/Relativity Media/Framestore Animation
Approx. Running Time: 93 minutes
My Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"The best of the year's animated movies..."
-Stephen Schaefer, The Boston Herald
Once upon a time...
In the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness. Based on the heart-warming children's bestselling book and featuring the voice talents of an all-star cast, The Tale Of Despereaux is a magical, modern fairytale that's destined to win the hearts of young and old alike.
"...harkens back to Disney classics like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty"
-Pete Hammond, Boxoffice.com
In what I can only assume was a move to stay in the "G" rating, the script of the film has been changed considerably - and made much more cute - than the book. Still, a beautifully animated film and quite entertaining. Probably more 3 1/2 stars than 3.
Rated G (MPAA)
2008 (Year Of Release)