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The tale of Despereaux [videorecording] / Framestore Animation in association with Larger Than Life Productions ; Relativity Media ; Universal Animation Studios ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Ross, Allison Thomas ; screen story by Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi ; written by Gary Ross ; directed by Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen.

Broderick, Matthew, 1962- (Added Author). Coltrane, Robbie. (Added Author). DiCamillo, Kate. Tale of Despereaux. (Added Author). Fell, Sam. (Added Author). Hinds, Ciaran. (Added Author). Hoffman, Dustin, 1937- (Added Author). Kline, Kevin. (Added Author). Macy, William H., 1950- (Added Author). McRobb, Will. (Added Author). Ross, Gary, 1956- (Added Author). Stevenhagen, Robert. (Added Author). Thomas, Allison. (Added Author). Tucci, Stanley. (Added Author). Ullman, Tracey. (Added Author). Viscardi, Chris. (Added Author). Watson, Emma, 1990- (Added Author). Framestore Animation (Firm) (Added Author). Larger Than Life (Firm) (Added Author). Relativity Media. (Added Author). Universal Animation Studios (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).

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General Note:
Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Sneak peek of Curious George 2: follow that monkey!; the tale of The tale of Despereaux: a (mostly) non-fictional making-of; top ten uses for oversized ears; interactive map of the Kingdom of Dor; Despereaux's quest game; Build-a-Boldo game; DVD-ROM: printable card creator, recipes, coloring pages, wallpapers, screensavers, printable activities.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Brad Blackbourn ; editor, Mark Solomon ; music, William Ross.
Participant or Performer Note:
Voices: Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Ciarán Hinds, Robbie Coltrane.
Summary, etc.:
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. The two go on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround; dual-layer.
Language Note:
Dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), or Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard -of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Ear > Abnormalities > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Knights and knighthood > Drama.
Mice > Drama.
Princesses > Drama.
Ear > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Mice > Drama.
Oídos > Anormalidades y deformidades > Teatro.
Ratones > Teatro.
Genre: Action and adventure films.
Animated films.
Comedy films.
Fantasy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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