The tale of Despereaux


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Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.


General Note
Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
General Note
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
Director of photography, Brad Blackbourn ; editor, Mark Solomon ; music, William Ross.
Voices: Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Ciarán Hinds, Robbie Coltrane.
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
MPAA rating: Rated G.
System Details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ross, G., Thomas, A., McRobb, W., Viscardi, C., Fell, S., Stevenhagen, R., Broderick, M., Hoffman, D., Watson, E., Ullman, T., Kline, K., Macy, W. H., Tucci, S., Hinds, C., Coltrane, R., & DiCamillo, K. (2009). The tale of Despereaux . Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gary Ross et al.. 2009. The Tale of Despereaux. Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gary Ross et al.. The Tale of Despereaux Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ross, Gary, et al. The Tale of Despereaux Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.

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