The Tale of Despereaux


United States 2008, 93 mins
Director: Robert Stevenhagen
Starring: Emma Watson, Matthew Broderick, Sigourney Weaver, Dustin Hoffman

A diminutive mouse strives to make a mammoth change in his troubled kingdom in this adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal-winning children's book.

A long time ago, in the distant kingdom of Dor, a horrible accident broke the heart of the king, left a beautiful princess crestfallen, and filled the townspeople with despair.

Tiny mouse Despereaux Tilling (Broderick) was born into this world.

An unlikely hero with oversized ears and a discernible wheeze, Despereaux was taken with tales of chivalry, and longed to one day become a noble figure among his people.

But when he fails to adhere to the rigid rules of his society, he is banished from the kingdom.