MOVIES: The Tale Of Despereaux

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

praised it, saying it was finally a fairy tale, not some bastardised version of a fairy tale like Shrek or Happily N’Ever After.

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