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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 36 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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Fantastic Feats of Clay: Wallace & Gromit Save the Day! Crackin' Good Entertainment! See more (299 total) »

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)

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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When the film was released in Portland, Dorset, UK, the posters had to be altered to remove the word "rabbit". There is a local superstition that prohibits the use of this word (they use terms such as "underground mutton" or "furry things" instead) because burrowing can cause dangerous landslips in the local stone quarrying industry. The film posters in Portland use the alternative slogan "Something bunny is going on."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Gromit builds Hutch"s heavy-duty hutch, the door opens outwards, yet he puts a wood block for a lock on the outside where it would do nothing.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Wallace:Oh ho ho, cracking job, Gromit!
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Wallace & Gromit ThemeSee more »

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48 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic Feats of Clay: Wallace & Gromit Save the Day! Crackin' Good Entertainment!, 10 October 2005
Author: george.schmidt (gpschmidt67@gmail.com) from fairview, nj

WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT (2005) **** (Voices: Peter Salis, Ralph Fiennes Helena Bonham Carter)

Fantastic Feats of Clay: Wallace & Gromit Save the Day! Crackin' Good Entertainment!

Nick Park, the creator of the animated team of Wallace & Gromit, is a genius. His painstaking art in the form of Plasitcine claymation is a unique process involving literally thousands of hours (it takes roughly an 8 hour work day to contribute 3 minutes of action to a film; this foray into feature length storytelling took 5 years!) in making his lovable master & loyal dog team take form is finally on the big screen in the duo's first full-length motion picture and it's cracklin' good (to coin a phrase from Wallace's usual reply to all things good!)

Park, who co-directed with Steve Box and co-wrote with Mark Burton and Bob Baker, sends up the horror genre in this rollickingly funny and swift paced action comedy with the geeky inventive Wallace (voiced by British vet thespian Salis) and his mute yet loyal (and sharper-minded) mutt Gromit (all furrowing eyebrows and mouth-less insouciance) have devised a service to their community: pest control ("Anti-Pesto" as they are known) for the upcoming Giant Vegetable Festival that has the entire town in the mood for all things vegetative a gigante and the biggest pesk are troublesome rabbits eating the crunchy goods. Wallace's inventive mind has created a vacuum container that is quick, efficient, and more importantly harmless to the cute vermin that plague the estate of Lady Campanula Tottington (voiced by Bonham Carter, making a fast-break to be the first lady of stop-motion animation what with her earlier turn in "Corpse Bride" a few weeks ago), who is housing the competition and is a love interest for the nerdy Wallace.

The only fly-in-the-ointment is vainglorious, bombastic loud-mouth and jerk Victor Quartermaine (voiced by Fiennes, his first attempt in the animated arts coming across as a Patrick Stewart lunged braggard with hilarious results), a badly toupeed wearing macho moron who is plotting to marry Lady Tottington for her riches while he is a chief competitor to W&G's humane attempts by resorting to his trusty guns and nasty bulldog.

To add insult to injury the duo are facing a terrible plight in the form of a huge were-rabbit (the titular monster a nice nod to both Universal and Hammer horror flicks) that is terrorizing the village and devouring every veggie in sight. The two set out to trap and dispose of the creature but there is more than meets the eye as things progress.

Relentlessly funny and with such amazing elastic, and kinetic energy to his wonderful clay counterparts, Park and Box have created a truly magical and highly entertaining film with so much amazingly detailed production design to their little world that it may take more than one screening to absorb just how much effort in their blood, sweat and tears have gone into making this instant classic for children of all ages.

Wallace, the cheese loving balding inventor, could easily be Homer Simpson's UK cousin with his rotund body and constant knack for getting things wrong while attempting to do the right thing; his heart is in the right place but his head is in the clouds. His sweet crush for Lady Tottington (resembling a pre-plastic surgery Carol Burnett) who is a head taller than our hero will perhaps remind those of their first unrequited love with a smile of awkward admission. His Rube Goldberg-like gift for making the complicated into ease is inspired lunacy that fans will recall from the earlier shorter films "The Wrong Trousers", "A Close Shave" and "A Grand Day Out".

But it is in my opinion the wise, silent and long-suffering Gromit, his poached egg eyes of slow-burns and disbelief at what is transpiring, is one of the best animated characters ever created with such an amazing arsenal of exasperated, mouthless expressions and subtle nuances that most live-action actors would kill to accomplish in the attempt of conveying dismay, concern, grief, genuine surprise and relief. His final chase – a signature of the immensely popular comic team – is ingeniously set and quickly improvised especially his literal dog-fight with the equally soundless bulldog with tenacity, wit and a Chuck Jones fueled smartness that would have Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger green with envy.

Wallace and Gromit match the best of Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello and any other classic comedy team that comes to mind; here's hoping their longevity continues on screen for just as long as their predecessors. The waiting is most eager.

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