Tale of Desperaux, The (2008, USA/GBR) C-93m. ** D: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen. Starring (the voices of) Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Ciarán Hinds, Robby Coltrane, Frank Langella, Christopher Lloyd, narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Just okay animated feature with a star-studded voice cast. A little mouse with giant ears plays an important role in story about a fictional kingdom, which has become dark and depressed ever since their queen died on Soup Day because of a rat. Oddly structured plot also features an unlikely princess and an ousted rat. Fairly entertaining, for children.

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