The Tale of Despereaux
All Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Release Year: 2008
Country: UK, USA
Director: Sam FellRobert Stevenhagen
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS
Writing by: Kate DiCamillo – book
Gary Ross – writer
Produced by: Laia Alomar – assistant producer
Robin Bissell – executive producer
Celia Boydell – associate producer
Ryan Kavanaugh – executive producer
David Lipman – executive producer
Gary Ross – producer
William Sargent – executive producer
Tracy Shaw – co-producer
Allison Thomas – producer
Cast: Emma Watson – Princess Pea (voice)
Christopher Lloyd – Hovis (voice)
Dustin Hoffman – Roscuro (voice)
Sigourney Weaver – The Narrator (voice)
Matthew Broderick – Despereaux (voice)
Robbie Coltrane – Gregory (voice)
Frank Langella – Inquisitor
Kevin Kline – Andre (voice)
William H. Macy – Lester (voice)
Stanley Tucci – Boldo (voice)
Richard Jenkins – Principal
Music: William Ross
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Plot Outline: A homeless man who witnesses a murder is forced to entertain his tormentors with three tales of murder, revenge, and terror.
Plot: The tale of three unlikely heroes – a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears – whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.
Movie Quotes: Dr. Jules Hilbert: Have you met anyone recently who might loathe the very core of you?
Harold Crick: I just started auditing a woman who told me to get bent.
Dr. Jules Hilbert: Well, that sounds like a comedy. Try to develop that.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
During the end credits, the names of the characters and the actors who played them were displayed against stylized images of the places where the characters worked.
Goofs: We know about 23 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: Toward the end of the bakery scene where Harold refuses to accept the gift of the box of cookies, the box disappears from the counter top between shots.
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