THE PLOT THUS FAR
In order to save their kingdom from evil rodents, Sebastian (Bell) and Samantha (Cosgrove) are sent on a quest by the King of Rodencia (Jon Lovitz), and the wise Wizard Dalliwog (Tom Arnold), to obtain a legendary magical crystal, which has the power to defeat the rodents. With the help of two trustworthy knights (Carey Elwes and Jon Heder) they must venture deep into the forest and enter the forbidden world of giants in order to accomplish their mission and restore order to the kingdom.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“A Mouse Tale” is about two rat kids doing what they can to save their kingdom. Tom Arnold and Jon Lovitz send them on a quest to find a crystal that will drive off the bad rats. Along the way, they meet Napoleon Dynamite and he continues to slip into obscurity. My kid seemed to like it and I appreciated a break from the 12 hour cycle of BabyfirstTV. So, there is that.
It’s a cartoon movie about rodents, if you haven’t been able to keep up so far. If you’re looking in-depth breakdowns of what the rats wanted from the other rodents, then you’re missing out. It’s a film for children that don’t demand too much from their entertainment. Do you have a kid that watches the same video repeatedly on YouTube? This is for them. Do you have a kid that keeps watching that video after the iPad ran out of power? Well, that kid is going to love this release.
The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital Copy, featurette and Miniscule bonus episodes as the special features. The A/V Quality is strong enough for a standard definition release. Still, the transfer can only do so much in standard definition. The same goes for the Dolby 5.1 track. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 02/10/2015