Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.
The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.Written by
For the scene in which Andre and Boldo were throwing things at each other, Kevin Kline and Stanley Tucci threw things at each other, reading the lines and improvising them based on what transpires into the scene. While they acted the scene out, a cameraman was walking around filming the action. Producer Gary Ross wanted to have them really act it out fully. They tried a variety of different things, different degrees of insanity and intensity. See more »
When Andre picks up Despereaux from the kitchen floor, he picks Despereaux by his body and in the next shot, he grabs Despereaux by the tail. See more »
The story said she was a prisoner but that wasn't totally true because she had hope and whenever you have hope, you're never really anybody's prisoner.
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Superb graphics, expressive, beautiful and stylish;
Solid characters, both intrinsically and visually;
A compelling atmosphere, and mood in general.
A chaotic script, confusing and unprofessional. They were too ambitious to keep as much as possible of the novel's sub-plots and secondary characters, but didn't know how to organize them according to the screen-writing rules.
A linear direction: everything flows on too uniformly, the important scenes are not accented and developed enough. As such, it gradually becomes boring, and during the culminating moments it's positively anticlimactic.
The disadvantageous comparison with "Oblio". That one had spark! This one is also smart, but less inspired.
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