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Mistress Masham's Repose is a 2001 American animated fantasy drama film produced by Universal Feature Animation for Universal Pictures, and loosely based on the 1946 novel of the same name by T. H. White. The fourth animated feature in the Universal Animated Features canon, it was directed by Frederik Du Chau and written by Karey Kirkpatrick, Michael J. Wilson, and Noni White, and stars the voices of Emma Watson (in her film debut), Albert Finney, Jennifer Saunders, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. The film follows Maria, a ten-year-old orphaned girl who lives on a derelict family estate, with her only companions being a loving family cook and a retired professor of Ancient Latin. The two try to protect Maria from her tall, fat, strict Governess Miss Brown, who makes her life miserable, taking her cue from Maria's guardian, a Vicar named Mr. Hater. Meeting the Lilliputians and being tempted to love, to fear and to bully, Maria must save her friends and herself.

Mistress Masham's Repose was released on March 16, 2001 and was met with positive reviews from critics, many of whom pointed to the film's art direction, script, and Patrick Doyle's musical score. It was a modest success at the box office, by earning over $280 million worldwide on a budget of $55 million.

Plot

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Cast

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Production

The Walt Disney Company first attempted at developing an animated film based on the Mistress Masham's Repose novel in the 1980s. Before the release of The Black Cauldron in 1985, producer Joe Hale and his production team were working on an adaptation of the T.H. White novel. While Roy E. Disney supported the project, Jeffrey Katzenberg disliked it. Eventually, Hale and most of the team were fired, and the project languished.

In the 1990s, Universal Studios acquired the novel's rights to make an animated film, via Universal Feature Animation to make this, based on it. Many of the elements were based on the undeveloped Disney version. In 1994, Universal Feature Animation announced its first animated slate, including Mistress Masham's Repose.

Music

Mistress Masham's Repose: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack to the film of the same name, released under Virgin Records on March 13, 2001. The music of the film and this album are both credited to be composed and produced by Patrick Doyle.

Track listing

All music composed by Patrick Doyle, except where noted.

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Release

Mistress Masham's Repose was originally scheduled for a December 2000 release, but it was moved to March 2001 to avoid competition with other films released during the holiday season.

Marketing

The film was accompanied with a promotional campaign with promotional licensees including Burger King.

Home media

The film was released on VHS and DVD on November 27, 2001, by Universal Studios Home Video. On October 25, 2011, the film was re-released as a 10th anniversary edition Blu-ray/DVD combo.

Reception

Box office

The film was released on March 16, 2001 and grossed $53,935,062, becoming number one for the weekend of March 16-18, 2001. By the end of its theatrical run, it earned a total $280,144,986 worldwide.

Critical reception

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 75% of critics gave positive reviews based on 154 reviews with an average rating of 4.8/10. The consensus statement reads, "The studio that brought you Ama and the Mysterious Crystal offers a book-to-film adaptation that truly shows their knack for material drama and painterly detail." Another review aggretator, Metacritic, which normalizes a rating from mainstream critics, gave the film an approval rating of 67 based on 26 reviews. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale.

Accolades

Award Category Recipient Result
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie Emma Watson Nominated
Robin Williams

Transcripts

Main

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Trailers

To see the transcript for the trailers of the film, click here.


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Universal Animation Studios (Universal Animated Features)
Traditional-animated

Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) · Galaxion (1999) · Paint World (1999) · Mistress Masham's Repose (2001) · Me & Mobo (2002) · Magina (2003)

Computer-animated

Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · Luna & Zak (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Lix (2017) · Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)

Upcoming

Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm (2019) · Luna & Zak: Level Two (2020) · Earth Farm (2021) · Computeropolis 5 (2021) · Hyper (2022)

Illumination

Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) · The Grinch (2018)

Upcoming

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) ·

Upcoming

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) · Abominable (2019) · Trolls World Tour (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Romeo and Juliet (1994) · Ghost Vision (1995) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) · Curious George (2006) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008) · The Pandemoniums Movie (2009) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)