Friday, December 26, 2008


The Tale of Despereaux is a 2008 computer-animated film directed by Sam Fell and Rob Stevenhagen. Based on the 2003 fantasy book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, the movie is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and stars Matthew Broderick and Emma Watson. Released on December 19, 2008 by Universal Studios, the film is rated G by the MPAA and was sent by Universal Pictures as a contender for the possibility of being nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

The film opens with a ship sailing into the kingdom of Dor's dock. Roscuro (a rat) (Dustin Hoffman), is aboard a ship with his human friend Pietro, to the kingdom known for its soup on “Royal Soup Day”. “Royal Soup Day” in this area is held in higher regard than Christmas. As they are taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the festivities, Roscuro is mesmerized by the smell of the huge pot soup being prepared in the castle. He leaves his human companion in search of the aroma. Meanwhile, André (the royal head chef) Kevin Kline), pressured with finishing the soup minutes before its presentation, sends out his staff, and argues with a sentient anthropomorphic "Soup Genie", named Boldo, over the ingredients of the soup to be presented to the royal family. Roscuro’s search for the soup’s smell takes him to a chandelier directly over the royal soup bowl. Upon presentation of the soup to the queen and her subsequent first taste, Roscuro is overcome by the aroma, loses his grip, and falls into the queen’s soup bowl. The queen, not realizing the rat has fallen into her soup, assumes she has eaten soup with a rat already in it, becomes horrified over the thought of eating soup with a filthy rat in it that she has a fatal heart attack. Roscuro is horrified to see what he has done and tries to apologize but is chased through the castle, during which his heart falls to see Pietro leaving Dor sadly on his ship, until he falls down a drain to the dungeon. Lost in his grief, he is soon comforted and taken away by an ugly rat, named Botticelli, who seems to want to be his friend. Unbeknowst to Roscuro, he instead intends to kill the gentle ways of Roscuro and destroy his fondness for light and love, and replace it with an evil soul: "A rat is still a rat. it doesn't really matter where you come from." Following the funeral of the queen, the king in his grief orders soup to be forbidden and rats banished. The town falls into darkness and famine because of dark clouds that will not release their rain.

A few years later, after this series of events, Despereaux (Matthew Broderick), a tiny mouse with huge ears is born with his eyes open. It is eventually learned that he has no real fear. But in this mouse society, fear is taught in school as a mouse necessity, and those that cannot learn to fear are considered outcasts. Despereaux’s parents attempt to teach him fear by having him explore the castles library with his older brother “showing him the ropes

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1 comment:

Yazid Husain said...


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