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The Tale of Despereaux (BLU-RAY)

The Tale of Despereaux

Movie
Studio(s): 
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Grade:
A-
Running Time: 
1 Hour 34 Minutes
DID YOU KNOW?

Justin Long was originally slated to play the title character, Despereaux. Ultimately, the role went to Matthew Broderick.

The Tale of Despereaux is a non-Pixar, non-Dreamworks CGI movie for kids.  We all know how that usually goes.  It's hard enough for Dreamworks to attempt to compete with Pixar, let alone Universal, famous for...well, nothing in CGI really.

QUALITY:
Outstanding.  The picture is crystal clear and the sound is completely lossless.

BONUS FEATURES:

Sneak peak at CUrious George 2, making-of, deleted songs, featurette, game.

The bonus features won't provide much entertainment for kids but the movie itself is a surprising win.  Cute, funny, action filled and heart warming, The Tale of Despereaux exceeds expectations even if it were a Dreamworks movie.  It's not quite on par with Pixar, but it's certainly worth a watch.  The quality of the blu-ray is phenomenal and is also on par with Dreamworks releases.  The transfer is absolutely beautiful, allowing no errors or marks throughout the course of the movie and bonus features.

Peter Oberth
Review by Peter Oberth
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