The Tale of Despereaux

Synopsis: 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.
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

soup ... is prohibited!

Also, rats are considered illegal

and from this point, any hosts a rat

will be faced with mania Lord.

So consider this ... What happens when

interzici something that is part of the nature world.

It's like prohibiting mustele, or sweating,

or Monday morning.

That's what made King ...

from a terrible sadness.

Some have gone, and people got gray.

Colors were removed and black clouds covered the sky.

And for a long time, not ploat.

The clouds just stayed ... and stayed ... and stayed.

I want to rain!

Like everyone, young lady.

Excuse me, miss.

At least I can feel it.

You think that's a little light?

anywhere in the world ...

I do not know Miss.

I think that there is

but I do not know where to find.

Well, you remember when we say that once was

a brave mouse.

Well ... if you know anything about stories,

then you know that not a hero

Only when the world needs one.

World soriceilor

Sorry, sorry, sorry.

Mr. Mayor, bunaziua.

Where you going?

Well, ahmm ... My child has

No ... my wife has a child.

Oh yeah ... felicitari

Thank you, sir.

I apologize.


Are your eyes open.

Do not worry, you are sometimes.

But do not hide, looking directly at us.

Do not worry, you learn to be hiding.

Everyone learns over time.

But I do!

What little is!

And what are your ears!

And since the very beginning

Despereaux heard better, smell better ...

... see even better than everyone else soricei.

Despereaux, I do!

Despereaux had no idea he was small.

It was not just for small people

was small even for soricei.

But to tell the truth ...

and he never gave out.

Actually, in his head, he thought a giant.

Worry for him, not watch,

not hide.

At first we thought it was a pass but ...

Hiding sometimes ...

But when it is not afraid!

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Kate DiCamillo

Katrina Elizabeth "Kate" DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American writer of children's fiction for all reading levels, usually featuring animals. She is one of six people to win two Newbery Medals, recognizing her novels The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Flora & Ulysses (2013). Her best-known books for young children are the Mercy Watson series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. DiCamillo was the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress for the term comprising 2014 and 2015. more…

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