In the storybook land of Dor, the Queen suddenly dies during the happiest day of the year – the ‘Soup Festival’. The King is heartbroken and his sadness turns the land of Dor from a light and happy place to a dark, sad one. Princess Pea is also heartbroken and cries for her Mother and her Father who has locked himself away. She longs for the light to return to Dor.
Help arrives in the form of a very small but brave mouse, Despereaux. Right from a baby Despereaux refused to behave like a timid mouse and to believe that he was too small to be brave. He finds Princess Pea crying and is brave enough to speak to her. This leads Despereaux and his friends on a wonderful adventure helping the Princess to bring the light back to Dor.
There is some fighting in this movie such as:
There are also some scenes which could frighten younger kids such as:
The message of the story is to believe in yourself and not to be put off by what others say about you.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age