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The tale of Despereaux / 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.

Fell, Sam. (Added Author). Stevenhagen, Robert. (Added Author). Ross, Gary, 1956- (Added Author). Thomas, Allison. (Added Author). McRobb, Will. (Added Author). Viscardi, Chris. (Added Author). Fell, Sam. (Added Author). Stevenhagen, Robert. (Added Author). Broderick, Matthew, 1962- (Added Author). Hoffman, Dustin, 1937- (Added Author). Watson, Emma, 1990- (Added Author). Ullman, Tracey. (Added Author). Kline, Kevin. (Added Author). Macy, William H., 1950- (Added Author). Tucci, Stanley. (Added Author). Hinds, Ciaran. (Added Author). Coltrane, Robbie. (Added Author). DiCamillo, Kate. Tale of Despereaux. (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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  • 104 of 108 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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APLS-Decatur VIDJ TAL DVD (Text) 34207001644500 VIDJ Available -
APLS-Geneva J DVD TAL (Text) 34207001910091 DVDs, Juvenile Available -
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria jDVD 1045 (Text) 37521530626888 AMPL Juvenile DVD Available -
Andrews-Dallas Public Library - Andrews DVD 35411 TAL (Text) 73351000041753 DVDs Available -
Atlanta Branch J DVD.a TALE OF DESPEREAUX (Text) 78294000263822 J New DVD Available -
Aubbee Library DVD CHLDRN TAL (Text) 33187004030124 Digital Video Disc - A Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Public Library - Upland E DVD (Text) 76277000030727 Easy DVDs Available -
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville DVD ADULT-F TALE 2550 (Text) 34706001171372 DVD Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield DVD TAL (Text) 36803000768957 DVD Available -
Boswell Grant Township Public Library - Boswell DVD TAL (Text) 38144000247348 J DVD COLLECTION Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 025193229427
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 34 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.

Content descriptions

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, Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Tracey Ullman, Emma Watson, Sigourney Weaver.
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: Mice > Drama.
Ear > Abnormalities > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Knights and knighthood > Drama.
Princesses > Drama.
Mice > Drama.
Ear > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Ratones > Teatro.
Oídos > Anormalidades y deformidades > Teatro.
Mice > Drama.
Ear > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Genre: Action and adventure films.
Fantasy films.
Comedy films.
Animated films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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