The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Writer: Kate DiCamillo (book), Will McRobb (screenplay), Chris Viscardi (screenplay), Gary Ross
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracy Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Ciaràn Hinds, Robbie Coltraine, Tony Hale, Francis Conroy, Frank Langella, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Lloyd, Sigourney Weaver just to name a few
a rat sets a series of events in motion that makes everyone unhappy. a mouse who doesn't know how to be scared fixes them in a really complicated way. there's a princess and a greiving king, a servant girl, a cook, a mousetown and a rat town involved as well. all narrated by sigourney weaver.
very cute. i am tempted to read the book because things got a little involved and complicated for a feature length kids movie. there was a lot of things going on, but the narration was written very well. i could tell there is a lot more character development just under the surface, which i hope is more lengthy in the book. the gravy baby liked it and it kept us entertained for a gloomy morning. i would recommend to parents of toddlers. i also appreciate the town's obsession for soup.