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The Tale of Despereaux

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Original title
The Tale of Despereaux
Running time
93 min.
United States United States
Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Gary Ross (Book: Kate DiCamillo)
William Ross
Animation, Brad Blackbourn
Co-production United States-United Kingdom; Relativity Media / Larger Than Life Productions / Universal Pictures
Animation. Adventure. Comedy. Fantasy. Kids | Rodents
Synopsis / Plot
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.
2008: Annie Awards: 4 nominations, including Best Director
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
Critics' reviews
  • One of the most beautifully drawn animated films I've seen, rendered in enchanting detail and painterly colors (...) it is a joy to look at frame by frame, and it would be worth getting the Blu-ray to do that. (...) Rating: ★★★ (out of four)."
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