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The 2005 film directed by Nick Park, about the continuing adventures of the zany inventor and his faithful dog.

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  • Dec 18, 2008
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In the annals of film history there have been many great comedic duos: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon... but now come Wallace and Gromit.
Wallace & Gromit
In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and Gromit are taken to new levels of sophistication. The animation has become more polished and the story is more complex. All of these components are utilized to bring Wallace and Gromit to the big screen in their most thrilling tale yet. Still the humor (or humour for those in the U.K.) is what makes W&G so special. At its heart The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a comedic homage to romantic comedies, campy sci-fi films, and a wonderful tribute to Hammer horror films and Ealing Studio comedies. As creator Nick Park said, "It's the world's first vegetarian horror film."
Hare piece...

Wallace and Gromit, no longer working as window washers, are now providing humane pest control services with Anti-Pesto. This zany escapade brings them into contact with the delightfully daft Lady Tottington, who holds an annual fruit and vegetable competition for the town. Wallace and Gromit are called in to rid her yard of a bunny problem. There they meet the arrogant, vain and heartless hunter, Victor Quartermaine who is vying for Lady Tottington's hand in marriage. After successfully catching all the "bounders" and safely transporting them home, Wallace develops a startling idea. He decides to use a device that he designed to remove his desire for cheese on the bunnies. If he could brainwash the bunnies into not wanting "veg", then the competition can go on. But as always is the case when Wallace has an idea, things don't go at all as planned. Soon there are sightings of a monstrous rabbit that is devouring the town's produce and Wallace may be to blame for the beast's creation. Has he mutated the innocent bunny he tried to cure of its vegetable cravings? After numerous failed attempts to find and stop the were-rabbit, Victor is hired to hunt the were-rabbit down and kill him. Only clever Gromit stands in his way.
The Were-rabbit

Once again the delightful characters created by Nick Park have won the hearts of audiences and critics across the globe. Like The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was showered with awards and hailed for its originality.
Gromit catches the "bounders"!
The DVD includes a commentary track, games and activities, three of the Cracking Contraptions mini-shorts, and deleted scenes with optional commentary. It also includes the featurette "How Wallace & Gromit Went to Hollywood", a behind the scenes featurette, "A Day in the Life at Aardman" featurette, "How to Build a Bunny" featurette, the short film Stage Fright, and much more.

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September 05, 2010
It may indeed be the world's first vegetarian horror film but that does not stop it from being one of the most entertaining classics I have seen. With out a doubt of of the best, excellent review.
September 05, 2010
I hope that any future installments will at least live up to this one. I'd love to see a spin-off with Hutch too. "Oooh, I do love a bit of that Gorgonzola!"
 
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review by . October 24, 2010
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   Well it was only natural after enjoying Wallace and Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures to become a little more than interested (okay, obsessed) with learning more about 2005’s Curse of the Where-rabbit.  Not only are we talking about the first feature-length film for this duo, but we’re also talking the first time the British inventor and his silent dog were set to be released to the United States in theatrical glory. Yes this one here, which came out exactly 10-years …
review by . May 14, 2011
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That cheese-loving, dim-witted inventor Wallace and his long-suffering, resourceful mutt Gromit made a great transition from 30 minute shorts to an 85 minute feature. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is one of the funniest, slyest and most innocent comedies around, and one of the most action-filled, too.       Wallace and Gromit run a pest control business. People have hired them to catch all the bunnies that are chomping up their vegetables. This is vital because the annual …
Quick Tip by . October 07, 2010
Always entertaining, our animated hereos really deliver in their first feature length film. Stands up to repeat viewings and entertains the whole family.
review by . March 18, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Great clay animation movie with funny scenes that the whole family can enjoy     Cons: May be a little scary for younger kids     The Bottom Line: Great movie for the whole family despite a few scenes that may slightly scare young kids. Full of humor for all.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. This movie is great for all ages, especially for young kids and parents to watch together, although …
review by . July 23, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
As expected, the return of Wallace and Gromit was well-worth the wait! The claymation is even more incredible than in the earlier short features, and the plot is much more clever than in "Chicken Run." Wallace and all of his amazing inventions are in full force, and his dog, Gromit, is always ready to assist. Their efforts to provide a humane way to rid neighboring gardens of pesty (and hungry!) rabbits is a nice contrast to all the violent solutions to problems that pervade most films. Wallace …
review by . June 27, 2006
I was very surprised that I sat through this movie! When I first saw the previews to this I wasn't to enthuse to see it even the kids, unless they haven't notice it as much. I don't know what I was complaining about. The Clay Animation was by far the most interesting format of animation I've ever seen. I'll admit that the whole idea of a Were-Rabbit is ab-it unbelievable and ab-it childish, but Nick Park adds substance to it which what makes everyone love it. I mean, there won't be a 10 foot rabbit …
review by . May 27, 2006
Few movies come along that are great for both adults, teens, kids, guys and gals. Even fewer come along that combine the various types of comedy that exist; slapstick, situation humor, dry British humor, toilet humor, etc... This movie does both. Wallace and Gromit are our two protagonists; a human and his dog. Wallace faces off with Victor Quartermaine, an over-testosteroned, under-haired, alpha male hunter, in a competition for the heart of Lady Tottington. The contest: keeping the town safe from …
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A decade after their last hilarious short, the Oscar-winningA Close Shave, Claymation wonders Wallace and Gromit return for a full-length adventure. Daffy scientist Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his heroic dog Gromit are doing well with their business, Anti-Pesto, a varmint-hunting outfit designed to keep their English town safe from rabbits chomping on prized vegetables. Wallace meets Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter), who appreciates Wallace's humane way of dealing with rabbits (courtesy of the Bun-Vac 6000), and sets up a rivalry with the gun-toting Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes, enjoying himself more than ever). Creator Nick Park, with co-director/writer Steve Box, delivers a story worthy of the 85-minute running time, although it stretches the act a bit; the formula plays better shorter, but the literally hand-crafted film is a joy to watch. Taking a chapter from classic horror films, a giant were-rabbit is soon on the prowl, and the town is up in arms, what with the annual vegetable contest close at hand. (Anyone who's seen the previous three shorts knows who saves the day.) Never content to do something simply when the extravagant will do, W&G's lives are filled with whimsical Rude Goldberg-style devices, and the opening number showcasing their alarm system is pure Aardman Animation at its finest. Even though there's a new twist here--a few mild sight gags aimed at adults--this G-rated film will delight young and old alike as Park, ...
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Director: Nick Park, Steve Box
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Release Date: October 5, 2005
MPAA Rating: G
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
Runtime: 82 minutes
Studio: Aardman Animation, Dreamworks
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