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The Tale of Despereaux : DVD/Blu-ray :: Review

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The Tale of Despereaux : DVD/Blu-ray :: Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Mar 21, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

It’s what you’ve been waiting for! The Tale of Despereaux is an all-new animated classic you and your family can enjoy together – and now that’s it’s available on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def, you’ll be able to watch it over and over again.

It’s what you’ve been waiting for! The Tale of Despereaux is an all-new animated classic you and your family can enjoy together – and now that’s it’s available on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def, you’ll be able to watch it and love it for years to come!


In this charming and fun-filled animated movie, the world’s bravest mouse embarks on a noble quest that leads to discovery, courage, honor and – ultimately – redemption. Journey along with Despereaux as he encounters an unforgettable group of colorful characters and learns about life’s important messages.


The Tale of Despereaux is actually based on a bestselling kids’ book, and the movie version of the story features the incredible voice talents of some really big stars, including Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Tracy Ullman and Stanley Tucci.


Basically, this movie has something for everyone – excitement, adventure and a hero for boys, a princess and a love story for girls, fun and entertainment for adults and kids alike! For people of all ages, this is a timeless story about finding one’s place in the world.


Go out and grab The Tale of Despereaux on DVD/Blu-ray – while supplies last, specially marked packages will get you a free Kodak Gallery pocket photo book!


Bonus Features

The Tale of Despereaux on DVD comes with a ton of cool bonus features:

  • The Tale of Despereaux: A (Mostly) Non-Fictional Making-of: See how a modern animated film is made from beginning to end – starting with the story’s initial conception and taking us through all the various animation steps.
  • Top 10 Uses for Oversized Ears: Despereaux explains the benefits of having oversized ears in a top 10 countdown.
  • Sneak Peek of Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey: Be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of the all-new movie, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
  • Interactive Map of the Kingdom Dor: Explore the world of Despereaux, learning more about The Kingdom of Dor with each click.
  • Despereaux’s Quest Game: From fleeing past a crowd of rats to hurtling through a gauntlet of mousetraps, this multi-level game stands as the true test for Despereaux’s courage, bravery and honor as he has to deliver the gold necklace to the King.
  • Build-a-Boldo Game: After falling into Chef Andre’s delicious soup, Boldo must be put back together. Viewers can collect the missing parts and bring him back to life.
  • DVD-ROM: Card Creator, Fairy Tale Fantasy, Coloring pages, Wallpapers, Screensavers, Printable Activities are available to the viewer.

  • The Tale of Despereaux on Blu-ray Hi-Def also includes these extras:

  • Two all-new songs: Listen to two never-before-heard songs from the movie!
  • Make Your Own Soup Game: Mix two of four different ingredients, stir them up into the soup, and watch as The King samples and gives different reactions to the final concoction.

  • The Tale of Despereaux DVD Rating: 5


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