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 heartwarming 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
370 Ratings
370 Ratings

57% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Despite its striking visuals, The Tale of Despereaux as a story feels familiar and unimaginative.

6+ COMMON SENSE

Touching, beautiful tale is an excellent family film.

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Released
Copyright
© 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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