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

The story of Despereaux

It was once again as a plucky little mouse,

who loved honor

and justice and said the truth always.

No, not him.

This is a rat.

And anyone who knows something, knows that is a big difference

between a mouse and a rat.

First, rats do not bear the light.

Spend their lives in darkness.

Also they are afraid of people

and that hide all the time.

And if they want to tell the truth ... Well, it is impossible

because everybody knows that a rat can not talk.

Tell me that thing again, please.

Again, please.

Tell me again and I have to ask again.

I swear.


We are moving towards one of the most magical

places in the world.

No, I said this before.

You know, every place has something special

and there ... It's soup!

Can I see!

Can I feel the smell.

Looking forward to taste the soup.

Stay close, will leave at 6.

You know something, you should stay here a little more.

Don 't even think!

Yes, but this place is different. is special.

In any day, could you sick with a single

smell coming from the shop soup.

But in some special days of the year

the kingdom has been transformed by the magic.

Here, Christmas does not mean anything ...

was celebrated, but not mean anything.

compared with supei day.

Attention! Attention!

I gotta go!

Everybody, young or old castle invaded ...

knew that at that time

deep in the royal cuisine ...

was created a masterpiece.

Everybody knew that cook Andre is a genius.

He recalled the first Sunday of each primavera.

At exactly at 2, it exposes roiala creation of that year.

More onions!

Village courts were invaded,

and how aroma dissipate ...

with both the growing anticipatia.



I would like to announce, roiala creation of this year,

Andre bucatarului of cuisine.

No, no, no!

Something's not right!

I need more time!

But we are already late!

Something is not right!

Everybody out!


It's hard to be genius alone ...

Sometimes, you need some help.

Have you changed something?

Are you crazy? I never touched her.

I smelled it.

What is this?



Yes, unpic garlic.

It was already there.




Not so much!

You ruined the soup!

I saved the soup!

Those people have waited a year ...

... and you want to give them water chioara?

Water chioara?

Water chioara.

Water chioara?

And the soup is ... of telina, green onions and mushrooms in the forest.




We must not sit here talking while a vegetable.

No I do not have to sit here listening to a coward.


Yes! A coward!

On leave me doing?


Rascuro ...

Rascuro, where are you?


Yes, it's amazing.

Taste, Your Highness.

Yes, it is absolutely ...

ah, it has moved.

My soup has moved.

No, I was moved.


Oh ... Your Highness.


It's a rat in my soup!

Madam, I know it's a shame.

And I know that at first glance, I could ...

A rat!

And I ate!

He is right!

It's a rat!

Please ...

It's a rat!

Grab that you rat!

Please do not shoot conclusions.

I am sure that you head a stereotype

about rats but ...

are not from here, are ...

You are very aggressive.

In the kitchen!

He goes in the kitchen!


Stop the rat!

Catch him!

Up there!

Go near the soup!

Up there.

Honey, honey ...

e. .. e. ..

It's dead.

Grab it!

I'll get you, stinking rat!

No .. not there!

Should not you be afraid.

I know it's dark, but you get used to.

Who are you?

Only a rat, just like you.

Come with me.

When something causes so much pain,

must be a reason.

There must be someone who blame.

From now selling soup, eating the

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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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