The Tale of Despereaux, 2008 The Tale of Despereaux, 2008
Film Date :   2008
Genre :     
Tell me a friends :    Reporting the video problem?
Share Video :  
The Tale of Despereaux, 2008

The Tale of Despereaux, 2008

The film opens with a ship sailing into the kingdom of Dor, known for its 'Royal Soup Day.' Roscuro (a rat) (Dustin Hoffman), is aboard with a human companion, Pietro.

Roscuro is mesmerized by the aroma of soup being prepared in the castle's kitchens and he escapes Pietro to find the source. In doing so, he finds the castle banquet room and falls into the Queen's soup after she takes the first bite. The Queen then has a heart attack and dies. Meanwhile, Roscuro is being chased about the castle. The chase finally ends when Roscuro falls into a vent and plunges into the dungeons.

The king in his grief orders soup to be forbidden and rats banished, and the town falls into eternal darkness and famine. Roscuro meanwhile, meets Botticelli (Ciaran Hinds), the brutal leader of the rat world.

A few years later, an adventurous mouse, Despereaux (Matthew Broderick) is born, and becomes friends with the lonely Princess Pea (Emma Watson). Upon finding out that Despereaux has broken the law by speaking with a human, the Mouse Council banishes him to the dungeons, from where he is saved by Roscuro. Despereaux tells Roscuro of the princess's gloom, which touches the rat.

Roscuro approaches the princess to apologize but, she is terrified of him and he is chased out. Hurt, he decides to kidnap the princess. He enlists the help of a servant girl, Miggery Sow (Tracey Ullman), whom he later double crosses, and locks in a cell.

Meanwhile, Despereaux realizes that the princess is in danger. Back in the rat colony, Roscuro sees the apologetic sincerity in Pea's eyes and regrets his actions, but is unable to stop the rats, to whom he has given her, from clambering over her. Here Despereaux comes to the rescue, letting loose a cat. Roscuro causes Botticelli to run into the cat's cage for a fatal end. The battle over, he finally apologizes, and is forgiven.

In the end, Mig is rescued by the jailer, who is revealed to be her father, and Roscuro is reunited with Pietro. The princess and the king decide to soothe their grief by relying on each other for support. Despereaux, reunited with his family, remains close friends with the princess.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia © 2001-2009 Wikipedia contributors(Disclaimer)
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Donate to the Wikimedia Foundation

The Tale of Despereaux, 2008  Images

     
More News & Gossip
The Tale of Despereaux, 2008 Casts

discussion

We welcome your comments, but please be civil, DO NOT SPAM and STAY ON TOPIC. Comments deemed inappropriate will be removed and repeat abusers will be banned. Commenting is a privilege that will be revoked for violations of our Privacy Policy .

DISCLAIMER: You are solely responsible for the comments and other content that you post. AskActor.com accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such content.

blog comments powered by Disqus