Universal's The Tale of Despereaux Mouse Movie Trailer
This Christmas, Universal, for the first time ever, will be jumping into the animation game with a film of their own titled The Tale of Despereaux. Unfortunately it looks pretty much like a Ratatouille rip off. I know that it's an adaptation of Kate Dicamillo's children's book and doesn't feature a rat who wants to become a chef, but I think the only reason they made this is because Ratatouille did so well. So why not animate a cute little mouse? Unfortunately this isn't Pixar, not at all. It's got a full line-up of voice actors who sound more like themselves than the character they're supposed to play, it's got the cuteness of Wall-E combined with the Oscar nominated writing of Ratatouille all packed into a cheesy, stupid story design to make kids laugh and nothing more. If you can't already tell, I wasn't too excited by this new trailer.
Watch the trailer for The Tale of Despereaux:
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The Tale of Despereaux is directed by a combination of Sam Fell (Flushed Away), Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit), and Robert Stevenhagen (ex-animation supervisor) working under Framestore Feature Animation. The screenplay was written by writing team Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (of Alvin and the Chipmunks). The film is based on the Newbery winning book of the same name written by Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of Despereaux arrives in theaters everywhere on December 19th.