I just had the chance to check out The Tale of Despereaux at a local theater last night. It’s an animated flick with a positive message, it seemed to me. How refreshing to see a popular film that can communicate on such a level, instructing even, while appealing to both adult and children’s tastes. Who else has seen this movie and what were your thoughts on it?
We haven’t seen it, but my 8 year old daughter heard that it was from a book and so got it out of the library and read it straight through and really enjoyed it.
I haven’t seen it either, but a review from decentfilms.com/sections/reviews/taleofdespereaux.html
praised it, saying it was finally a fairy tale, not some bastardised version of a fairy tale like Shrek or Happily N’Ever After.