Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Nick Park (2005)

81min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Claymation heroes Wallace and Gromit make their feature-length debut in this delightful comedy adventure. Bursting with wit and imagination, it takes Aardman Animations' Oscar-winning short film format to new levels of technical genius. The enterprising inventor (voiced, as ever, by veteran actor Peter Sallis) and his faithful dog cash in on the approaching Giant Vegetable Competition by offering a humane pest-control service to rid the neighbourhood of rabbits. However, business is jeopardised when a mysterious monster begins destroying local gardens, forcing the pals into a frantic race to catch the veg-ravaging terror. Despite being peppered slightly too heavily with modern innuendo, the tale retains its charm, gaining plenty of comic mileage from its quaint depiction of northern life. Working-class Wallace's rivalry with trigger-happy toff Victor (voiced by Ralph Fiennes) is especially amusing, and there are some great references to classic horror movies. But it's facially expressive Gromit who steals the show, causing genuine hilarity without uttering a single word.

Summary

Inventor Wallace and his canine sidekick Gromit have set up a pest-control service, and are called in to stop rabbits overrunning a garden show. However, the pair are overwhelmed when a destructive giant bunny arrives on the scene, while an interfering aristocrat contrives to make matters worse. Nick Park's Oscar-winning animated adventure, with the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

Cast & Crew

Wallace Peter Sallis
Victor Quartermaine Ralph Fiennes
Lady Tottington Helena Bonham Carter
PC Mackintosh Peter Kay
Mr Windfall John Thomson
Mrs Mulch Liz Smith
Reverend Clement Hedges Nicholas Smith
Miss Blight Mark Gatiss
Miss Thripp Geraldine McEwan
Director Nick Park
Director Steve Box
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 14 Oct 2005
Comedy Drama Children's