Universal announced today that “The Tale of Despereaux” is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on March 17, 2009. The film will be presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p video (2.35:1 aspect ratio) and an English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track.
Bonus features shared with the DVD include two featurettes, scene progressions, deleted songs, an interactive game, and a preview of “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey.” Exclusive to the Blu-ray version are two Bonus View picture-in-picture tracks, a second game, and BD-Live-enabled My Scenes Sharing.
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
The Tale of Despereaux tells the story of four unlikely heroes: Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon for speaking with a human; Roscuro, a good-hearted rat who loves light and soup, but is exiled to darkness; Pea, a Princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her fatherâ€™s grief; and Mig, a servant girl who longs to be a Princess, but is forced to serve the jailer.
After Pea is kidnapped, Despereaux discovers he is the only one who can rescue her… and that even the tiniest mouse can find the courage of a knight in shining armor. In this tale of bravery, forgiveness and redemption, one small creature will teach a kingdom that it takes only a little light to show the truth: what you look like doesnâ€™t equal what you are.
What You Win:
Picture frame magnet
Croc shoe decoration
Full sized poster
How to Win:
Email theanimationblog at gmail dot com with “I’m Desperate for Despereaux!” in the subject line. In the email body you will have to write the following message: “What you look like doesnâ€™t equal what you are.” — Follow these rules or your entry will not count.
Legal stuff: You must be 18 years or older and live in the USA to participate. Sorry, rest of the world.
Last Day to Enter: We’ll accept entries until December 26, 2008. A winner will then be chosen randomly, at which point we will email the winner, asking for their name and mailing address.
Release date: December 19, 2008