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7 October 2005 (USA) See more »
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Something bunny is going on... See more »
Plot:
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 34 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sallis ... Wallace / Hutch (voice)

Ralph Fiennes ... Victor Quartermaine (voice)

Helena Bonham Carter ... Lady Campanula Tottington (voice)
Peter Kay ... PC Mackintosh (voice)
Nicholas Smith ... Reverend Clement Hedges (voice)
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Mulch (voice)

John Thomson ... Mr. Windfall (voice)

Mark Gatiss ... Miss Blight (voice)
Vincent Ebrahim ... Mr. Caliche (voice)

Geraldine McEwan ... Miss Thripp (voice)
Edward Kelsey ... Mr. Growbag (voice)
Dicken Ashworth ... Mr. Mulch (voice)
Robert Horvath ... Mr. Dibber (voice)
Pete Atkin ... Mr. Crock (voice)
Noni Lewis ... Mrs. Girdling (voice)
Ben Whitehead ... Mr. Leaching (voice)

Christopher Fairbank ... Additional Voice (voice)

James Mather ... Additional Voice (voice)
William Vanderpuye ... Additional Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nigel Pilkington ... Various (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steve Box 
Nick Park 
 
Writing credits
Steve Box (screenplay) &
Nick Park (screenplay) &
Mark Burton (screenplay) &
Bob Baker (screenplay)

Nick Park (based on characters by)

Produced by
Claire Jennings .... producer
Cecil Kramer .... executive producer
Peter Lord .... producer
Nick Park .... producer
Michael Rose .... executive producer
Carla Shelley .... producer
David Sproxton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Julian Nott 
 
Cinematography by
Tristan Oliver (director of photography)
Dave Alex Riddett 
 
Film Editing by
David McCormick 
Angharad Owen 
Gregory Perler 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Duffy  (as Jenny Duffy)
 
Production Design by
Phil Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Alastair Green 
Sarah Hauldren 
Matt Perry 
 
Production Management
Giles Johnson .... production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Beek .... second assistant director (as Richard 'Beeky' Beek)
Lisa Butler .... second assistant director
David Button .... third assistant director
Vinny Cannon .... third assistant director
Merlin Crossingham .... second unit director
Penny Foster .... first assistant director
Kevin Harwood .... additional second assistant director (as Kev Harwood)
Kate Munkenbeck .... third assistant director
Marnie Paxton .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Natasha Allright .... art department coordinator
Dino Athanassiou .... additional storyboard artist
Claire Baker .... propmaker (as Clare Baker)
Sylvia Bennion .... storyboard artist
Andy Biddle .... junior set dresser
Joe Bourbon .... set dresser
Rejean Bourdages .... senior storyboard artist
Rachel Bowen .... set dresser
David Bowers .... senior storyboard artist
Zennor Box .... concept art
Andy Brown .... senior set dresser
Sophie Brown .... set dresser
Lorna Cashmore .... set dresser
Jason Clarke .... assistant draughtsperson
Kitty Clay .... set dresser
Claire Cohen .... puppet maker
Claire Drewett .... modelmaker
Darren Dubicki .... additional layout
Mel Ford .... set dresser
Fred Gray .... scenic artist
Mathew Healey .... set dresser (as Matthew Healey)
James Held .... set dresser
Mick Hockney .... set dresser
Jane Kite .... propmaker supervisor
Sarah Laborde .... set dresser
Gavin Lines .... graphic artist
Ruth Mitchell .... paint supervisor
Gareth Northrop .... model maker
Lesley Osbourne .... set dresser
Bob Persichetti .... storyboard artist
Bridget Phelan .... assistant art director
Rachael Potter .... art department production assistant
Manon Roberts .... assistant art director
Michael Salter .... senior storyboard artist
Matt Sanders .... construction team leader
Adrian Sims .... propmaker (as Adrian 'Ade Boy' Sims)
Michael Sowa .... concept art
Robert Stevenhagen .... senior storyboard artist (as Rob Stevenhagen)
Jo Symanowski .... draughtsperson
Kieron Thomas .... set dresser
David Vinicombe .... storyboard artist
Roger Whiter .... props
Alice Panerai .... modelmaking coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alexander Beddow .... adr recordist
Rodney Berling .... conform editor (as Rod Berling)
Steve Browell .... conform editor (as Steven Browell)
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Ed Colyer .... sound mixer
Robert Edwards .... adr recordist
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound studio technician (as Phillip Mark Freudenfeld)
Glen Gathard .... assistant foley mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Danny Hambrook .... sound designer
Graham Headicar .... sound effects editor
Nigel Heath .... sound mixer
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Philip Jenkins .... sound mix technician
Simon John .... trainee sound assistant
Rob Killick .... sound studio technician
Adam Laschinger .... assistant sound editor
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
Tim Owens .... adr editor
David Peacock .... dialogue recordist
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Stracey .... sound designer (as Joseph Park Stracey)
Sven Taits .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Trigg .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Craig Atkinson .... model rigger
Alan Barrett .... model rigger
Kyle Hartigan .... model rigger
John Jones .... assistant model maker
David 'Del' Lawson .... model/rigging supervisor
David Pugh .... model rigger
Alan Scrase .... model rigger
Andy Spradbery .... foam supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Alexiou .... visual effects film editorial: MPC
David Armitage .... data operator
Chris Armsden .... render wrangler: MPC
Henry Badgett .... digital compositor: MPC
Andrew Baggarley .... data wrangler
Reuben Barkataki .... roto/prep artist
Angela Barson .... digital compositor: MPC
Susie Baty .... puppet coordinator assistant
Kieran Belshaw .... digital film recordist
Lizzie Bentley .... digital compositor
Hayley Brazelton .... roto/prep artist: MPC (as Hayley Collins)
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer: MPC
Andrew Bunday .... render wrangler
Nick Cannon .... head of technology: MPC
Jordi Cardus .... technical director: MPC
Rohan Claassen .... visual effects (as Rohan Claassan)
Kirsty Clark .... digital compositor (as Kirsty Lamb)
Alfonso Cottier .... roto/prep artist: MPC
Paul Driver .... visual effects coordinator
Paddy Eason .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Michael Elson .... visual effects executive producer
Richard Etchells .... digital intermediate editor
Joe Eveleigh .... CG lighting artist
William Foxwell .... digital lab operator: Lip Sync Post
Julien Goldsbrough .... compositor
Lisa Gonzalez .... matchmove artist: MPC
Vincent Goodsell .... digital compositor
Scott Goulding .... digital lab operator
Lewis Guarniere .... data wrangler: MPC
Roberto Hadrac .... CG support
Linda Hamblyn .... motion control operator
Qian Han .... roto/prep artist: MPC
Michael Harrison .... digital compositor
Tim Hey .... digital compositor: MPC
Marcus Hindborg .... digital artist: MPC
Martin Hobbs .... head of production: MPC
Matt Holland .... compositor
Katja Hollmann .... digital lab supervisor: Lipsync Post
Rudi Holzapfel .... visual effects
Max Horton .... colorist: MPC
Pete Howlett .... digital compositor
Zoe Izzard .... data operator
Zoe Izzard .... digital film recordist
Gemma James .... data operative
Lee Kerley .... shader writer
Ryan Knowles .... data operator
Ryan Knowles .... digital film recordist
Arek Komorowski .... digital artist
Stuart Lashley .... compositing supervisor
Philippa Leathers .... digital film recordist
Tim Ledbury .... CG modeler: MPC
Katy Lemon .... digital lab operator: Lip Sync Post
Luke Letkey .... digital compositor
Bryan Litson .... match move technician: MPC
David Lloyd .... systems support: MPC
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer: MPC
Charlotte Loughnane .... visual effects producer
Alasdair MacCuish .... scanning producer: Lipsync Post
Angela Magrath .... digital artist
Alan McCabe .... render wrangler: MPC
Alasdair McNeill .... roto/prep artist
Victoria Mowlam .... visual effects coordinator: Aardman Features
Matthew Muntean .... CG support
Peter Muyzers .... computer graphics supervisor: MPC
Stuart Nelhams .... visual effects film editorial: MPC
Martin Ofori .... digital compositor
Martin Parsons .... technical assistant
Patrick Phillips .... visual effects
Teresa Pino .... render wrangler
Tristan Porter .... roto/prep artist: MPC
Michael Ridgwell .... digital artist
Aled Robinson .... visual effects editor: MPC
Rajat Roy .... digital compositor
Jamshed Soori .... rendering artist
Penn Stevens .... render wrangler: MPC
John Strauss .... software engineer
Giuseppe Tagliavini .... roto/prep supervisor: MPC
Ben Toogood .... CG lighting artist
Ben Toogood .... technical director: MPC
Thomas Urbye .... online film editor: MPC
Giuliano Dionisio Vigano .... digital compositor (as Giuliano Dionisio Vigano')
Dan Warder .... data operator
Roland Watson .... digital resources manager: MPC
Jason Wen .... visual effects animator
Robert A. Willis .... digital film recordist
Chris Wilson .... render wrangler: MPC
Pat Wintersgill .... online editor
Oliver Winwood .... data wrangler: MPC
Simon Wistow .... research & development software engineer: MPC
Anthony Wonsoff .... title designer
Melody Woodford .... matchmove supervisor
Luan Davis .... roto/prep artist: MPC (uncredited)
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
Julian Gnass .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Elysia Greening .... roto artist (uncredited)
Scott Taylor .... roto artist: MPC (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Barnes .... tech director
Caroline Hague .... technical team assistant
Gunnar Heidar .... assistant camera
Guy Holme .... practical electrician
Laura Howie .... assistant camera
Adam Lincoln .... assistant camera
Bobby Logan .... motion control camera operator
John Quarrell .... assistant camera
Luke Smith .... still photographer
Richard Whiteford .... supervising camera assistant
 
Animation Department
Sara Barbas .... assistant animator
Will Becher .... animator
Philip Beglan .... key animator
Claire Billet .... key animator
Terry Brain .... animator
Darren Burgess .... animator
Dug Calder .... key animator
Stefano Cassini .... animator
Merlin Crossingham .... key animator
Teresa Drilling .... key animator
Alison Evans .... animator
Suzy Fagan .... key animator
Jo Fenton .... animator
Dicken Franklin .... assistant animator
Jay Grace .... key animator
Wendy Griffiths .... assistant animator
Maria Hopkinson-Hassell .... assistant animator
Jerold Howard .... animator
Fabrice Joubert .... animator
Virpi Kettu .... assistant animator
Tandy Langton .... assistant animator
Harry Linden .... preproduction supervisor
Jason Lynch .... assistant animator
Seamus Malone .... key animator
Caroline Maure .... assistant animator
Karen Molin .... assistant animator
Edward Patterson .... assistant animator
Pascual Perez .... animator (as Pascual Perez Porcar)
Loyd Price .... supervising animator
Dan Ramsay .... animator
Christopher Sadler .... key animator
Justin Smith .... trainee assistant animator
Andy Spilsted .... assistant animator (as Andy Spilstead)
Robert Stevenhagen .... senior storyboard artist
Andy Symanowski .... key animator
Darren Thomson .... key animator
Jean-Philippe Vine .... assistant animator
Ian Whitlock .... key animator
Lee Wilton .... animator
Naomi Zahl .... assistant animator
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
 
Editorial Department
Tom Doggart .... second assistant editor
Nahum Galeote Martin .... second assistant film editor
Peter Hunt .... color timer
Paul Neal .... editor: high definition
Timothy Peeler .... digital film colorist (as Tim Peeler)
Matt Purgaus .... assistant editor
Andrew Ward .... first assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Lorne Balfe .... composer: additional music
Becky Bentham .... score coordinator
Simon Changer .... music editor
Michael Connell .... music editor
Jim Dooley .... composer: additional music
Gavin Greenaway .... conductor
Rupert Gregson-Williams .... composer: additional music
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Roland Heap .... music preparation
Max Herman .... assistant composer
Robert Houston .... assistant scoring engineer
Jake Jackson .... assistant music engineer
Alastair King .... composer: additional music
Jenny O'Grady .... choir master
Nic Raine .... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Tony Stanton .... music preparation
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Ian Wood .... assistant scoring engineer
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Andrew Zack .... score coordinator
Hans Zimmer .... music score producer
Halli Cauthery .... composer: additional material (uncredited)
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Bradley Miles .... choir arranger (uncredited)
David Walter .... midi preparation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Yalda Armian .... publicity and marketing
Ben Barrowman .... head runner
Susie Baty .... puppet coordinator assistant
Mike Cooper .... development executive
Darin Grimes .... marketing
Tara Knowles .... production assistant
Kelly Messias .... assistant: Ralph Fiennes
Marnie Paxton .... script supervisor
Steve Pegram .... head of feature production
Jamie Rogers .... continuity supervisor
Alan Scrase .... senior rigger
Emily Simpson .... story assistant
Dave Thomas .... runner
David Nigel Thomas .... runner
Charley Walters .... production communication
David Waters .... senior technical support
James Young .... modelmaker (as James '2 eggs' Young)
Michael Lachance .... creative executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Andrew Birch .... special thanks (as Andy Birch)
Marcus Brigstocke .... thanks
Tony Burgess .... thanks
Bill Damaschke .... special thanks
Peter Dunne .... thanks
Nick Fletcher .... special thanks
Pilar Flynn .... special thanks
Wayne Hellinger .... special thanks
Guy Jenkin .... thanks
Jeffrey Katzenberg .... thanks
Graham Linehan .... thanks
Simon Moore .... thanks
Paul Neal .... thanks
Sunny Park .... special thanks
Paul Parmer .... special thanks
Giles Pilbrow .... thanks
Georgia Pritchett .... thanks
Colin Rose .... thanks
David Ian Salter .... special thanks (as David Salter)
Olly Smith .... thanks
Mike Thorne .... thanks
Makiko Wakita .... special thanks
Andy White .... thanks
 

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Trivia:
To prepare the Aardman animators for animating the Wallace and Gromit characters and world, ten short films were made by the various animating teams. They were released online under the title Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (2002) (V); the first, "Soccamatic", was a free download, but the other nine were only available by subscribing or by ordering the DVD.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: You can see the thin metal pole they use for stop motion on Gromits front right foot.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Wallace:Oh ho ho, cracking job, Gromit!
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References Mighty Joe Young (1998)See more »
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38 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Excellent entertainment, superb characters and great detail, 23 October 2005
Author: Richard Brunton from Edinburgh, Scotland

There are a few aspects to Park's movies, and in particular Wallace & Gromit, that I would say make them so great. The first is subtlety and observation, the flagship of which is the character of Gromit. He doesn't speak, he doesn't make any noise, all he has are his eyes, brow, and body posture, and with these he commands the film. Park manages to give us everything we need from this silent character through his expression. The comedy and the emotion is conveyed through the subtlest of movements and it works superbly well.

Watching the movie you have to be aware of the entire screen. Normally you'll be guided to things in the movies, the screen won't be cluttered too much, there won't be many things to take your eyes away from the main clue or action. Park seems to need to look the other way with his movies. He throws extra content at his audience, there's action in the background, to the side of the screen, even off screen, and there's just about always something in the foreground to catch your eye. His movies are about multiple viewing and discovery, they're layered with jokes and ancillary action.

Throughout this film there are layers of things happening on screen, jokes in the foreground maybe on a jar label and background shadows that give away action. You can imagine that for Park the movies has always been an event, and the movies he loves are ones which he wants to watch again and again. This is what shows in his movies, and in through his most beloved characters.

Then there are the bizarre and wacky inventions which Wallace make, something which is reflected in the storyline and the twists and turns of the plot, everything is bizarre and off the wall, yet it seems so perfectly normal in this world. You can imagine that inside Park is the mind of Wallace.

There's also one more thing that make these movies so unique, and that's the modelling and precise hand animation. I must admit I was concerned when I knew Dreamworks was involved in the making of this movie, and I thought that they would bring their computer animation experience to the forefront. What I was scared of was Wallace & Gromit becoming CGI entities, or at the smallest, CGI being used to clean up the feel that the modelling brought to the movie.

Not so. You can still see thumbprints and toolmarks on the characters, and far from distracting from the movie, this just adds so much real feeling to it and a feeling of physical depth to the characters and the scene on screen.

So what of the movie? Well I must say that the plot twist was something I had thought about well before the film was in the cinema and it came as no surprise, but that did not affect my enjoyment one little bit. Actually watching the twist unfold and the comic timing of the discovery and reactions was everything, and it had me just as sucked in as if it was a thriller, yet all the time I was laughing.

Watching the movie was fascinating in various ways. To see the animation completed, how wild the inventions are, how Wallace is going to get into trouble and Gromit get him out, where all the cross references are in the movie, and where all the jokes are! I must admit afterwards talking with my friends I couldn't believe how much I had missed.

There's something different in this movie than with the others, there's a new level of adult humour in here, and I don't mean rude jokes (although there are a couple that are just so British you can't help laughing), I mean jokes that simply fly over kids heads but slap adults in the face. The kind you are used to seeing come out of somewhere like Pixar. This just adds even more appeal to the movie.

Okay though, let me try and be a bit negative here. I didn't notice the voices in this movie, you know how you usually listen to the actors and see if you can recognise them? Well I was just too wrapped up in the movie to care or to notice who they were...okay, that's not negative. Let me try again. The main plot wasn't as strong and gripping as I'd expected, and I found myself being caught up in the side stories and the characters themselves...again...that's not a bad thing, the film was just so much rich entertainment.

I honestly can't think of a bad thing to say about this movie, probably the worst thing I could say is that the title sequence at the end is quite repetitive...until the final title! Really, that's the worst I can say.

The story is a lot of fun, well set-up, well written, well executed. There's lot's of fantastic characters in here, not just Wallace & Gromit. There's so much happening on screen, so many references and jokes (check out the dresses of Lady Tottingham), cheese jokes everywhere, jokes for all the family. The characters are superbly absorbing and you'll find that you've taken to them before you realise. There's just so much in this movie for everyone.

There's so much I could say and write about, but I know it will quickly turn into a backslapping exercise for Park and Aardman, it would also just turn into a series of "this bit was really funny" and "there's a bit when...", and what I would rather do is tell you that this is a superb movie, to go see it, and to experience the whole thing for yourselves. I will say though that the bunnies are excellent!

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