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The Tale of Despereaux / Relativity Media and Universal Pictures presents in association with a Larger Than Life Production in association with Framestore Animation ; directed by Sam Fell, Rob Stevenhagen ; produced by Gary Ross, Allison Thomas ; screenplay by Gary Ross ; screen story by Will McRobb & Chris Viscardi.

Ross, Gary, 1956- (Added Author). Thomas, Allison (Film producer) (Added Author). McRobb, Will. (Added Author). Viscardi, Chris. (Added Author). Fell, Sam. (Added Author). Stevenhagen, Robert. (Added Author). Broderick, Matthew, 1962- (Added Author). Coltrane, Robbie. (Added Author). Conroy, Frances. (Added Author). Hale, Tony. (Added Author). Hinds, Ciarán, 1953- (Added Author). Hoffman, Dustin, 1937- (Added Author). Jenkins, Richard, 1947- (Added Author). Kline, Kevin. (Added Author). Langella, Frank. (Added Author). Macy, William H., 1950- (Added Author). Shaughnessy, Charles, 1955- (Added Author). Tucci, Stanley. (Added Author). Ullman, Tracey. (Added Author). Watson, Emma, 1990- (Added Author). Weaver, Sigourney, 1949- (Added Author). Lloyd, Christopher, 1938- (Added Author). DiCamillo, Kate. Tale of Despereaux. (Added Author). FrameStore (Firm) (Added Author). Larger Than Life (Firm) (Added Author). Relativity Media. (Added Author). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Director of photography, Brad Blackbourn ; editor, Mark Solomon ; music, William Ross. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Garrett PL - Garrett JDVD TAL (Text) 30010170585205 Juvenile DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 34 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, 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, Robbie Coltrane, Francis Conroy, Tony Hale, Ciaran Hinds, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, William H. Macy, Charles Shaughnessy, Stanley Tucci, Tracey Ullman, Emma Watson, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Lloyd.
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.
Ratones > Teatro.
Oídos > Anormalidades y deformidades > Teatro.
Ear > Drama.
Genre: Action and adventure films.
Fantasy films.
Comedy films.
Animated films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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