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The Tale of Despereaux

Despereaux (voice of Matthew Broderick) may have been born a mouse, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to explore, read and make friends with a human princess (voice of Emma Watson). However, his unconventional behavior gets him banished to a dungeon where he meets Roscuro the Rat (voice of Dustin Hoffman). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 18 Dec 2008
Video Release: 07 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Dumbo also features a hero with extraordinarily big ears. The animation Ratatouille tells the story of another unconventional rat with a nose for good food. Far away pastures appear fairer to a family of mice that dream of crossing the ocean and beginning a new life in An American Tale.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 7 April 2009

The Tale of Despereaux on DVD is presented in widescreen. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English, SDH, French and Spanish. Bonus materials include:

- Featurettes: The Tale of The Tale of Despereaux: A (Mostly) Non-Fictional Making-Of and Top Ten Uses for Oversized Ears.

- Sneak Peek: Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!

- Games: Build-A-Boldo and Despereaux’s Quest

- Interactive Features: Interactive Map of the Kingdom of Dor

- DVD-ROM: Card Creator, Fairy Tale Fantasy, Coloring Pages, Wallpapers, Screensaver

The Tale of Despereaux on Blu-ray provides audio tracks in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), and DTS 5.1 Surround (French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, SDH, French and Spanish. Bonus materials include:

- Featurettes: The Tale of The Tale of Despereaux: A (Mostly) Non-Fictional Making-Of and Top Ten Uses for Oversized Ears.

- Sneak Peek: Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!

- Games: Make Your Own Soup

- Deleted Songs and Scene Progressions

- Interactive Features: BD Live - Card Creator Sharing, BD Live - My Scenes Sharing, Card Creator. U Control: Picture in Picture - Animatic U, Control: Picture in Picture - Live Action

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