Written December 14, 2008
I just attended this EXCELLENT 100-minute movie from Universal . It is based on the 2003 children's novel by Kate DiCamillo - voiced by a stable of top Hollywood/British actors and actresses. The animation is above-average - and the plot is complex enough for adults yet identifiable by children - and exceedingly well-done and full of allegories and moral lessons. This quality animated movie is several classes ahead and above the atrociously horrible Igor. VERDICT: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Great for entire family!
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The Tale of Despereaux

By conradwsba1
Written January 28, 2009
This movie was okay. Good at some parts. I would recomend this movie.
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“THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX” -- A Mouse shows the Power of No-Cower =

By jimchudnow
Written December 24, 2008
This is the animated story of an unusual little mouse with super big ears named Despereaux (voiced by MATTHEW BRODERICK). The other mice see him as somewhat odd because, rather than “cower” about things as they’ve been taught to do, he instead has an outgoing, fearless and brave attitude towards the world around him. Rat Roscuro (voiced by DUSTIN HOFFMAN) plays a discontented and role-shifting character as the cause of sadness in the kingdom, and servant girl Miggery Sow (voiced by TRACEY ULLMAN) lives an equally unhappy role in the palace. The human characters have the angularity and bulbousness of Dreamworks-type animation, while the animals have a wonderful, sophisticated sense of movement and character. While I found the story somewhat convoluted and weak in parts (& possibly scary to some very young kids), there’s an infectious enthusiasm of all involved, and thus you’ll be likely to enjoy seeing why the tag line “Small Hero. Big Heart.” is very appropriate.
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Great messege along with cuteness

Written December 16, 2008
In a world where children are learning to be followers, this has a great message of how to be yourself and follow your heart. I had a good time watching this movie and that is what I go to the movies to do.
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The Tale of Desperaux

Written November 20, 2008
Everyone should either read the book or see the movie The Tale of Desperaux. It is awesome! don`t believe anyone who says its bad because they are prbably lieing go out and see it in theaters December, 19, 2008 or read the book. Swimming Rox
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