The Tale of Despereaux details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Matthew Broderick, Matthew Broderick, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale, Ciarán Hinds, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, Christopher Lloyd|
|Director:||Sam Fell, rob stevenhagen|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Crime, Animated, Comedy - Crime, Family - Drama|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK VIDEO RENTAL|
|Collections:||100 Hot Hits, 100 Most Wanted|
The Tale of Despereaux
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Apr 2009|
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Not the usualBy a customer from Worthing, England , 30 Dec 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Not what you've come to expect from a modern animated family film, which may put some off if you're after non stop laughs. My daughter (5) and i enjoyed it very much though. Lovely to look at, lots of excitement, and plenty to think about too. Slower pace than most but maybe that's not such a bad thing. Highly recommended.
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Heroes come in all shapes and sizesBy RussnEmma (392 reviews) from London, England , 23 Jul 2012Good animation following the traditional tale of a princess in need of saving and an unlikely hero.
Definitely one for the children, not an animation adults will love.
HARD GOINGBy a customer , 11 Jan 2012Not bad, but seen better kids movies. Difficult to get into it both as an adult and for my 9 year old daughter. Struggled through to the end but not worth another watch.
Mouse style chivalry in an unpredictable taleBy MidnightsTail (37 reviews) from Oxford, England , 29 Dec 2011Well, I wasn't expecting this!! Glorious artwork and a *riveting* story. For once you truly don't know what's going to happen next. Reverses galore - not quite believable in places, but how brave of all concerned. Almost too many twists, but has a genuine European flavour: slices of darkness and a dash of ancient evil; yet properly balanced by the joy of life and love. Desperaux's ears are far too Dumbo but his bold curiosity - not to mention mouse-style chivalry - get my vote.
A beautifully made animation for children capable of thought, and for anyone who can still be moved by the powerful old stories.
So good filmBy xlozzax (23 reviews) , 07 Aug 2011Amazing film, will be renting again and again great for the family and great for a night in. Fun, charming and what a brave little mouse.
good fun captivating taleBy AuntieC (6 reviews) from Preston uk , 27 Jul 2011Fun film, captivating story.
adult and children will enjoy watching this together.
Simple but fun games for younger children on the dvd.