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The Tale of Despereaux
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The Tale of Despereaux

18th December 2008
1h 33m
Robert Stevenhagen, Sam Fell

The Tale of Despereaux is a Adventure Animation film released on 18th December 2008; Robert Stevenhagen and Sam Fell directed the film which stars Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, and William H. Macy. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $26,947,965 on its budget.


Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.

Cast (19)

Dustin Hoffman's profile
Dustin Hoffman
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 70
Sigourney Weaver's profile
Sigourney Weaver
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 58
William H. Macy's profile
William H. Macy
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 57
Emma Watson's profile
Emma Watson
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 17
Christopher Lloyd's profile
Christopher Lloyd
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 69
Kevin Kline's profile
Kevin Kline
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 60
Stanley Tucci's profile
Stanley Tucci
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 47
Matthew Broderick's profile
Matthew Broderick
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 45
Richard Jenkins's profile
Richard Jenkins
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 60
Frank Langella's profile
Frank Langella
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 69
Robbie Coltrane's profile
Robbie Coltrane
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 57
Ciarán Hinds's profile
Ciarán Hinds
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 54
Tony Hale's profile
Tony Hale
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 37
Frances Conroy's profile
Frances Conroy
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 54
Tracey Ullman's profile
Tracey Ullman
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 48
Charles Shaughnessy's profile
Charles Shaughnessy
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 52
McNally Sagal's profile
McNally Sagal
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 48

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Updated: 10th Jul 2024, 9:25pm. Data from JustWatch.

Production Companies

Larger Than Life Productions

The Tale of Despereaux Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

5% 13-19
5% 30-39
21% 40-49
32% 50-59
21% 60-69
5% 70-79
11% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

32% Female
68% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

The Tale of Despereaux FAQ

When was The Tale of Despereaux released?

The Tale of Despereaux was released 15 years ago, on Thursday December 18th, 2008.

How much did The Tale of Despereaux cost to make?

The budget was $60,000,000.

How much money did The Tale of Despereaux make?

The worldwide revenue was $86,947,965.

Is The Tale of Despereaux on Netflix?

No, The Tale of Despereaux is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is The Tale of Despereaux on Amazon Prime?

No, The Tale of Despereaux is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is The Tale of Despereaux on Disney Plus?

No, The Tale of Despereaux is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States