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The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux
Directed By Robert Stevenhagen, Sam Fell
Screenplay By Gary Ross
Cast Matthew Broderick, Tony Hale, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman
Produced By Gary Ross, Allison Thomas
Film Editing By Mark Solomon
Cinematography By Brad Blackbourn
Music By William Ross

Relativity Media, Framestore Feature Animation, Universal Animation Studios


United Kingdom, United States



Release Date

December 19, 2008


93 Minutes

Rating G
Distributed By

Universal Pictures

Budget $60,000,000
Gross $86,947,965
Based on The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo



  • Matthew Broderick as Despereaux Tilling
  • Robbie Coltrane as Gregory
  • Frances Conroy as Antoinette
  • Patricia Cullen as Queen
  • Sam Fell as Ned/Smudge
  • Tony Hale as Furlough
  • Ciaran Hinds as Botticelli
  • Dustin Hoffman as Roscuro
  • Richard Jenkins as Principal
  • Kevin Kline as Andre
  • Frank Langella as Mayor
  • Christopher Lloyd as Hovis
  • William H. Macy as Lester
  • Bronson Pinchot as Town Crier
  • Charles Shaughnessy as Pietro
  • Stanley Tucci as Boldo
  • Tracey Ullman as Miggery "Mig" Sow
  • Emma Watson as Princess Pea
  • Sigourney Weaver as The Narrator



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