The tale of Despereaux


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Universal City, Calif. : Universal, 2009.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (1 hr., 34 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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, 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.
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: G.
System Details
DVD; region 1; NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround; dual-layer.
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)


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ross, G., Thomas, A., McRobb, W., Viscardi, C., Fell, S., Stevenhagen, R., Broderick, M., Coltrane, R., Conroy, F., Hale, T., Hinds, C., Hoffman, D., Jenkins, R., Kline, K., Langella, F., Macy, W. H., Shaughnessy, C., Tucci, S., Ullman, T., Watson, E., Weaver, S., Lloyd, C., & DiCamillo, K. (2009). The tale of Despereaux (Widescreen.). Universal.

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

Gary Ross et al.. 2009. The Tale of Despereaux. Universal City, Calif.: Universal.

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

Gary Ross et al.. The Tale of Despereaux Universal City, Calif.: Universal, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ross, Gary, et al. The Tale of Despereaux Widescreen., Universal, 2009.

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