March 16, 2012

Netflix Instant: The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux, a family-friendly animated film based on Kate DiCamillo's Newberry Medal-winning book, is now available for Instant Streaming on Netflix.

About the movie (from Netflix):
This animated adaptation tells the tale of an unusually gifted mouse named Despereaux (voiced by Matthew Broderick) who falls in love with a human princess (Emma Watson). Despereaux's different from other mice in that he reads books and has disproportionally large ears for his body. But with help from a rat named Roscuro (Dustin Hoffman), he sets out to win the girl of his dreams.

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Lloyd, Stanley Tucci

Year: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG

Here's a direct link to The Tale of Despereaux:

Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo on Goodreads


  1. What an awesome cast! I'd love to watch this with my nephew. And man I've been wanting to try Netflix out, but I keep waffling on whether to take the plunge or not.

  2. Ah. Nothing but love for this one! :)