The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

ehand The Tale of Despereaux is a cute animated movie.  It’s about a courageous little mouse who doesn’t understand the need to act like a mouse.  He’s banished for not being mouse enough, is rescued from the barbaric rats by a rat who doesn’t want to act like a rat.

Despereaux is a sweet story about chivalry, choices, redemption and forgiveness…along with all the cute and fun animated stuff.  Emma Watson plays the princess…and even Christopher Lloyd plays one of the voices…see if you can guess which one. I’d definitely not recommend this for young children.  Things get a little tense at times…especially when the rats are involved.  The theme is pretty mature and even though the animation is fun and cute, I think young children will get bored easily with this movie.

I liked this movie…but I’m not sure it’s one that will top my list to get for our movie collection.




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