Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Heartening news for Wallace & Gromit fans who have waited a decade for the British clay-animated duo to return to the screen: Their first feature film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, is just as funny, clever, and inventive as their trio of sublime short subjects (collected on Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures). Cheese-loving inventor Wallace (indelibly voiced by Peter Sallis) and his resourceful, steadfast canine companion, Gromit, rank among the screen's great buddy teams. Curse of the Were-Rabbit > -- co-directed by W&G creator Nick Park and fellow Aardman Studios animator Steve Box -- finds them happily employed as the owners and operators of Anti-Pesto, which uses humane methods and ingenious contraptions to make local gardens rabbit-free. Things really get hopping on the eve of the annual vegetable competition, when Wallace and Gromit are hired by Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) to solve her magnificent gardenâs rabbit problem. An untested Wallace invention, intended to brainwash rabbits into becoming anti-vegans, malfunctions; and soon a behemoth bunny is on the loose. Rabbit hunter Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes) is determined to kill the beast to impress Lady Tottington (to whom Wallace has also taken a fancy). Curse of the Were-Rabbit is brimming with Rube Goldbergian delights, gentle humor, and dazzling set pieces, such as Gromit's climactic airborne rescue of his friend and master who, typically, has gotten himself into a hare-raising pickle. It is one of the best films of the year, family or otherwise, and, with apologies to Wallace, not at all cheesy. The bountiful extras include Steve Box's own award-winning short film, "Stage Fright," segments devoted to the painstaking stop-motion animation process, and "A Day in the Life" at Aardman Studios.
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