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The Tale Of Despereaux (2008) Theatrical Cartoon The Tale Of Despereaux

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Larger Than Life Productions, Framestore CFC, Relativity Media, Universal Animation Studios, Universal Pictures Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Ciarán Hinds, Robbie Coltrane, Tony Hale; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen Gary Ross, Allison Thomas, Tracy Shaw, Robin Bissell, Ryan Kavanaugh, David Lipman, William Sargent , Mark Solomon, Aidan O'Brien, Steve Pang William Ross, Peter Myles
  • 2008
  • Larger Than Life Productions, Framestore CFC, Relativity Media, Universal Animation Studios, Universal Pictures
  • Universal Pictures
  • Theatrical Cartoon
  • Cartoon Characters: Despereaux, Roscuro, Princess Pea, Miggery Sow, Andre, Lester, Boldo, Botticelli, Gregory, Furlough, Antoinette, Mayor, Principal, Hovis, Pietro, Queen, Ned, Smudge, Louise, Town Crier, Teacher.
  • Vocal Talent: Matthew Broderick (Despereaux), Dustin Hoffman (Roscuro), Emma Watson (Princess Pea), Tracey Ullman (Miggery Sow), Kevin Kline (Andre), William H. Macy (Lester), Stanley Tucci (Boldo), Ciarán Hinds (Botticelli), Robbie Coltrane (Gregory), Tony Hale (Furlough), Frances Conroy (Antoinette), Frank Langella (Mayor), Richard Jenkins (Principal), Christopher Lloyd (Hovis), Charles Shaughnessy (Pietro), Patricia Cullen (Queen), Sam Fell (Ned, Smudge), Jane Karen (Louise), Bronson Pinchot (Town Crier), McNally Sagal (Teacher), Sigourney Weaver (Narrator).
  • Directed By Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen.
  • Produced By Gary Ross, Allison Thomas.
    Co-Producer: Tracy Shaw.
    Executive Producers: Robin Bissell, Ryan Kavanaugh, David Lipman, William Sargent.
  • Animated By David Beer, Brendan Body, Paul Claessens, Samy Fecih, Aldo Gagliardi, Daniel Gerhardt, Jordi Girones, Ambre Maurin, Peter McCauley, In-Ah Roediger, Alison Sanders, Elwaleed Suliman, Jardel Yvon.
    Animator (Framestore): Brad Silby.
    Senior Animator: Andres Puente.
    Lead Animators: Phil Dale, Peter Dodd, Matt Everitt.
    Traditional Animator: Arshad Mirza Baig.
    Character Animators: Ferran Casas, Jesus del Campo, Cecile Dubois-Herry, Andrew Lawson, Barth Maunoury, Ricardo Silva, Nick Starcevic.
    Character Animators (Framestore CFC): Nathan McConnel, Simon Pickard.
    Technical Animator: Sandra Murta.
    Animation Production Coordinator: Melanie Byrne.
    Senior Layout Artist (Framestore CFC): Gavin Boyle.
  • Written By Gary Ross.
    Book: Kate DiCamillo.
  • Edited By Mark Solomon.
    First Assistant Editors: Aidan O'Brien, Steve Pang.

Additional Crew:



  • Cinematography: Brad Blackbourn.
  • Casting: Debra Zane.
  • Casting Manager: Elizabeth Dean [Elizabeth Dionne].
  • Casting Associate: Tannis Vallely.
  • Production Design: Evgeni Tomov.
  • Art Direction: Olivier Adam.
  • Art Supervisor: Robin Auld.
  • Art Coordinator: Rouja Koleva.
  • Art Designer: Olivier Adam.
  • Storyboard Artists: Arshad Mirza Baig, Gary Dunn, Brendan Houghton, Dean Roberts.
  • Conceptual Design: Chris Baker.
  • Draughtsmen: Oliver Carroll, Daryn McLaughlan, Hannah Moseley, Sarah Stuart, Christopher Wyatt.
  • Draftsman/Artist: Jim Barr.
  • Prop Designers: Pedro Bascon, Aurora Jimenez Seoane, Rouja Koleva, Carlos Zaragoza.
  • Digital Set Designer: Hayley Easton Street [Hayley Easton].
  • Lead Pipeline Rigger: Seynaeve Emmanuel.
  • Designer: Ravinder Kundi.
  • Orthographics: Carlos Zaragoza.
  • Production Managers: Tripp Hudson, Frederick Lissau.
  • Production Supervisors: Lizi Bedford, Kacy Durbridge, Danielle Legovich.
  • Post-Production Supervisor: Cheryl Murphy.
  • ADR and Dialogue Supervisor: Chris Jargo.
  • Original Dialogue Mixer: Doc Kane.
  • ADR Recordist: Greg Zimmerman.
  • Boom Operator: Tom Barrow.
  • Senior Technical Directors: Jorge Bobadilla Jr., Emanuel "Emey" Druckmann.
  • Senior Technical Director (Framestore): Luca Zappala.
  • Technical Directors: Dan Beresford, Andreas Bauer, Ummi Gudjonsson, Andy Hayes, Saul Reid.
  • Technical Director (Framestore CFC): Anuj Anand.
  • Assistant Technical Directors: Henry Bush, Sabina Bejasa Dimmock.
  • Senior Character Technical Director: Matthias Zeller.
  • Character Technical Director: Dorota Sikorska.
  • Cloth Technical Director: Radford Hurn.
  • Cloth Artist: John Martin.
  • Lighting Technical Directors: Adel Abada, Shane Aherne, Mark Stuart Bailey, Thomas Biller, Robert Bloom, Alexia Cui, Anshul Dayal, Christopher Downs, Mael François, Marnie Goodman, Irit Hod, Pietro Materossi, Carina Ohlund, Marine Poirson, Wilson Stockman, Prapanch Swamy.
  • Surfacing/Lighting Technical Director: Federico Ghirardini.
  • Surfacing/Lighting Technical Director (Framestore CFC): Christian Nielsen.
  • Surfacing Technical Directors: Giuseppe Motta, Cinzia Pegorin.
  • Surfacing: Manfred Kraemer.
  • Pipeline Technical Directors: Lee Hawkins, Diego Garcia Huerta.
  • Pipeline Technical Directors (Framestore CFC): Richard A.M. Bell, Andrew Rowan-Robinson.
  • Junior Pipeline Technical Director: Joao Montenegro.
  • Visual Effects Technical Director: Sebastian H. Schmidt.
  • Visual Effects: Michael Gaiser.
  • Rigging Supervisors: Yakov Baytler, Nico Scapel.
  • Lead Facial Rigger: Laurie Brugger.
  • Character Riggers: Riccardo Albiero, Seynaeve Emmanuel, Valentina Ercolani, Davide La Sala, Wade Ryer, Nico Sanghrajka, Diego Viezzoli.
  • Facial Character Rigger: Morgan Evans.
  • Facial Character Rigger (Framestore): Sagar Rathod.
  • Senior Modelers: Armando Sepulveda, Paul Theren.
  • Modelers: Po-Ming Chu, Berruel Jeremy, Donald Pan, Pär Tingström.
  • Modeler (Framestore CFC): Atanas Atanasow.
  • Lead Digital Modeler: Ben Lambert.
  • Character Modeler: Ronan Carr Fanning.
  • Shader Writer: Andreas Bauer.
  • Head of Layout: Brad Blackbourn.
  • Senior Layout Artist: Dan Copping.
  • Senior Layout Artist (Framestore CFC): Ravinder Kundi.
  • Rough Layout Artist/Animatic: Jorge del Valle.
  • Crowd Layout (Framestore CFC, London): Debbie Langford.
  • Lead Crowd Technical Director: Justin R. Rotolo.
  • Final Layout Artists: Justin Long, Eoin Murphy, Thomas Pickford, Jorge Pimentel.
  • Scanning and Recording (Framestore CFC): Zachary Bloom.
  • Digital Matte Painters: Marco Genovesi, Nathan Hughes.
  • Digital Artists: Faraz Hameed, Uzma Khalid.
  • Film Mastering Engineer (Framestore): Karsten Hecker.
  • Line Producer (Framestore): Tripp Hudson.
  • Senior Lighter: Manfred Kraemer.
  • Texture Painters (Framestore CFC): Laurence Smith, Leigh van der Byl, Andrew Wheater.
  • Texture Artist: Paul Mica.
  • Digital Effects Research and Development (Framestore CFC): Alessandro Pepe.
  • Digital Intermediate: Madhava Reddy.
  • Senior Systems Engineer: Stephen Willey.
  • Systems Engineer: Dave Robinson.
  • Systems Engineer (Framestore CFC): Aatesh Shah.
  • Production Coordinators: Daniel Booty, Bugs Hartley, Stephen Kalani Lam.
  • Production Assistant: Cara Davies.
  • First Assistant Accountant: Rob Seager.
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Laboratories.

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Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Dor, there was magic in the air, raucous laughter aplenty and gallons of mouth-watering soup. But a terrible accident...  (more)

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