You can bring home the tale of a courageous mouse home on DVD and Blu-ray this March. The Tale of Despereaux will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 17. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 SRP while the Blu-ray will be priced at $39.98 SRP. The film features the voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Tracy Ullman, and Stanley Tucci.
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.
- The Tale of Despereaux: A (Mostly) Non-Fiction Making Of: In this behind-the-scenes featurette we see how a modern animated film is made from beginning to end - starting with the story's initial conception and taking us through all the various animation steps. The piece will showcase all of the amazing talent behind the creation of this film.
- Top Ten Uses For Oversized Ears: Our hero and role model for the child with similar physical anomalies demonstrates with enthusiasm and creativity the exemplary benefits of having oversized ears, in a top ten countdown.
- Sneak Peek of Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey: Only on the Tale of Despereaux DVD, be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of the all-new movie, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
- Interactive Map of the Kingdom of Dor: From this interactive map, viewers can explore the world of Despereaux, learning more about The Kingdom of Dor with each click.
- Despereaux's Quest Game: From fleeing past a crowd of rats to hurtling through a gauntlet of mousetraps, this multi-level game stands as the true test for Despereaux's courage, bravery and honor as he has to deliver the gold necklace to the King.
- Build-A-Boldo Game: After falling into Chef Andre's delicious soup, Boldo must be put back together. Viewers can collect the missing parts and bring him back to life.
- DVD-ROM: Card Creator, Fairy Tale Fantasy, Coloring pages, Wallpapers, Screensavers, Printable Activities are available to the viewer.
- Two All New Songs: Listen to 2 never-before-heard songs from the movie! (Blu-ray only)
- U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie. (Blu-ray only)
- Picture-in-Picture Live Action: Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film while watching the feature. (Blu-ray only)
- Picture-in-Picture Animatic: Watch the entire feature-length animatic on screen as it plays simultaneously with the film. (Blu-ray only)
- Scene Progressions With Filmmaker Commentary: See how animated scenes
come together - from script to final animation. (Blu-ray only)
- Make Your Own Soup Game: Mix two of four different ingredients, stir them up into the soup, and watch as The King samples and gives different reactions to the final concoction. (Blu-ray only)
- Card Creator: Upload your own photos and combine the images to create unique and personal greeting cards with a Despereaux theme.
- BD-Live Features: Beginning on March 31, Universal brings you even more great content on BD-Live! Access exclusive interactive applications through your internet-connected player and communicate with friends and family while watching the film and access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more! (Blu-ray only)
- My Scenes Sharing: Bookmark your favorite scenes then share with your friends. (Blu-ray only)
- Card Creator Sharing: Upload your own photos and combine the images to
create unique and personal greeting cards with a Despereaux theme can send to their family and friends!(Blu-ray only)