A brand, spanking new CGI animated adventure starring a plucky little mouse with unfeasibly large ears and a sense of chivalry to match, The Tale of Despereaux benefits from a to-die-for voice cast. Sigourney Weaver supplies some delightfully wry narration, Matthew Broderick is Despereaux, the heroic little mouse that could, Harry Potter star Emma Watson is Princess Pea —the somewhat reluctant object of Despereaux’s heroic rescue bid — and Dustin Hoffman is his self-destructive rat pal Roscuro (a bit of casting that echoes rather cleverly Hoffman’s Oscar-nominated turn as vagrant ‘Ratso’ Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy we think). And that’s just the main stars, you can also listen out for Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, William H Macy and British comedy talents Robbie Coltrane and Tracey Ullman. To celebrate the cinema release of this beguiling mouse-keteer’s tale on 19th December, we have a bonanza of booty to be won here on Movie Talk.
- A brand-new Nintendo DS
- A ‘Tale of Despereaux’ DS game to go with it
- A Goodie Bag containing a Despereaux T-shirt, a copy of the book and a fluffy toy of our rodent hero.
What a haul! To enter just figure out the cunning question below and send your answer in an email, with ‘Tale of Despereaux Competition’ clearly marked in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for entries is Thursday 18th December 2008.
Despereaux’s noble quest is to rescue which princess?
- Princess Fiona
- Princess Pea
- Princess Aurora
See, easy-peasy isn’t it… For more info on the film and its stars check out the official website.