Mice Are Nice For 'Despereaux' Voices
Universal has lined up an all-star cast to led their pipes to "The Tale of Despereaux," an adaptation of the Newberry Medal-winning children's book by Kate DiCamillo ("Because of Winn-Dixie").
"The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread" tells the story of a little mouse named Despereaux Tilling, who falls in love with the very human Princess Pea and is banished to a dungeon of rats.
The project will be directed by
"We are thrilled to be making our first animated feature for Universal, which has energetically renewed its commitment to animation," says producer Allison Thomas ("Seabiscuit"). "We have assembled a spectacular voice cast that will bring to life the unforgettable characters and help convey the excitement, adventure and fun of this perfect gem of a book."
It should be noted that this latest run of animated mice and rats -- which includes the Aardman entry "Flushed Away" and next summer's