The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Poster


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A Grand Day Out (1989) (Short)
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
A Close Shave (1995) (Short)

Followed by 



Metropolis (1927)
Were-Rabbit death scene.
The Invisible Man (1933)
P.C. Mackintosh looks exactly like E.E. Clive's character, P.C. Jaffers.
Bambi (1942)
When we first see the Were-Rabbit, it pounds it's foot down in a similar fashion to Thumper.
Harvey (1950)
The name on the giant carrot sign at the veggie stand is Harvey's. Harvey is also a film about a giant rabbit.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
One of the movie posters on the walls of the town is "Carrot on a Hot Tin Roof"
Spartacus (1960)
One of the movie posters on the walls of the town is "Spartichoke"
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) (TV Series)
When Wallace was eating a carrot with rabbit ears, he says "what's up dog" to Gromit similar to how Bugs Bunny says "what's up doc".
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Title reference
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
One of the movie posters on the walls of the town is "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Bean"
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
At the end of the aeroplane fight between Gromit and Philip, Gromit pulls a lever to open the plane's bomb doors, and Philip screams as he falls out of the bottom of the plane. These, and the camera position showing his fall, are a reference the scene in Dr Strangelove in which Major Kong screams while he rides the nuclear bomb as it falls out of the B-52.
My Fair Lady (1964)
A character says, "By Jove, he's got it"
Thunderbirds (1965) (TV Series)
The whole process of the pivoting Beds, sliding down chutes, etc into the Van.
The Italian Job (1969)
Car in the tunnel sequence.
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969) (TV Series)
The flying scene where Quatermaine's dog is chasing Gromit in the planes it flies a "red Baron" and snicker like Muttley does.
The Exorcist (1973)
The churchyard has the same statue of Pazuzu as the one featured in The Exorcist.
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974) (Short)
Victor calls Wallace the Were Rabbit Bunny Boy which is the same name Tigger calls Rabbit.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
When Victor Quartermaine challenges Wallace to a fight and is prancing around egging him on is almost a shot for shot of the Black Knight prancing and egging on King Arthur.
Jaws (1975)
The church scene with all the villagers.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Wallace calls Gromit Silly old Pooch the same way Christopher Robin calls Pooh Silly old Bear
Watership Down (1978)
Gromit turns on the radio briefly and "Bright Eyes" is playing.
The Elephant Man (1980)
The music for the opening scene is reminiscent of John Morris's score from The Elephant Man.
Knight Rider (1982) (TV Series)
The buttons "Light Rain", "Heavy Rain" and "Heavy Loam" on the dashboard of the Anti-Pesto van look like the three buttons on K.I.T.T.'s dashboard (Auto Cruise, Normal Cruise, Pursuit)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The routine capture and containment from the opening scenes.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Car driving through tunnel and Wallace crying "I don't want to be a rabbit".
Moonwalker (1988)
(Rabbit in "Speed Demon" section)
A Grand Day Out (1989) (Short)
The rocket ship can be seen on the wall in the opening credits.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
First of three film titles mentioned by Lady Totty in a row
Inner Sanctum (1991)
Second of three film titles mentioned by lady Totty in a row
Jurassic Park (1993)
When the Were-Rabbit bites off the carrot neon sign and spits it back onto the van, this references the T-rex biting the goat from the chains and then spiting it back onto the jeeps.
The Secret Garden (1993)
Third of three film titles mentioned by lady Totty in a row
Forrest Gump (1994)
Lady Tottington says to the Were-Rabbit "Run, rabbit, run!"
Screamers (1995)
A moving bump of earth following a vegetable (here, the Were-Rabbit following the vegetables).
A Close Shave (1995) (Short)
Title used as a barber shop name, Wallace falling in love, a multitude of animals (in this case, Rabbits) involved, one of which being particulalry troublesome (in this case, Hutch); the titular twosome running a business, and a villainous dog
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
When Wallace hides his transformed rabbit hands behind his back, it mimics the same shot of 'Sex Machine' in From Dusk Till Dawn hiding his vampire hands.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Gromit trying to prevent being pulled down the tunnel echoes Eddie Carr trying to save the trailer by going into reverse & full throttle.
Gummo (1997)
Victor refers to Wallace as "Bunny Boy".
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
In order to save Gromit from falling, Wallace/were-rabbit (1) holds Gromit to his chest, (2) cushions the shock by landing on his back and then (3) appears to be dead until he wakes up. Mighty Joe Young saves the child on the Ferris wheel in just the same way.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Scene in a hidden vegetable shrine.
Phoenix Nights (2001) (TV Series)
PC Macintosh has the same voice as Brian Potter. Both characters are played by Peter Kay.
Jurassic Park III (2001)
On its first raid, the were-rabbit leaves behind a 3-clawed scorch onto the foil, similar so those on the JP3 posters & the opening title
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
"This will be a night to remember" whilst watching fireworks.

Referenced in 

The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) (TV Special)
Nick Park mentions that there will be a feature film
Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 13 October 2005 (2005) (TV Episode)
De Klerk and Drupsteen talk about this film.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #30.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Reference to the film
Smagsdommerne: Episode #2.11 (2005) (TV Episode)
review of film
Peep Show: Mugging (2005) (TV Episode)
Title displayed on cinema marquee.
Food Heroes: Christmas Special (2005) (TV Episode)
Reference to the Wallace and Gromit film
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the items on the list
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2005) (TV Special)
Reference to the Wallace & Gromit film
The Sopranos: Cold Stones (2006) (TV Episode)
Carmela confronts AJ about being fired from Blockbuster Video for stealing promotional items and selling them, he protests that they would have been thrown out anyway and the large standee for Wallace and Gromit was environmentally wasteful. Presumably he's referring to this film since it was recent at the time.
Flushed Away (2006)
the rabbit dolls, Gromit doll, and Wallace & Gromit book in Roddy's owner's bedroom, one of Roddy's outfits, headline about 'Veggie Monster' on Rita's house
In the Loop (2009)
Characters mentioned in dialogue.
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut: Finally! The Last Episode Ever! (For Now...) (2009) (TV Episode)
Terry Jones & Michael Palin got the Victor Quartermaine's figure
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Company You Keep (2012)
Isabel has a poster for the film in her bedroom
AniMat's Reviews: The Croods (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Aardman Animations' works, the studio that was originally going to make The Croods.
Nudinits: Tickled Pink (2014) (Short)
Stop-motion in a British style
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
The puppet for Miss Thripp makes several appearances in the background throughout the City scenes.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Bloom & Gloom (2015) (TV Episode)
The pest gun.
Curse of the Witching Tree (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Veep: Thanksgiving (2016) (TV Episode)
Richard says that as a child, Jonah looked like "a were-rabbit".

Featured in 

At the Movies: Episode #2.31 (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 13 October 2005 (2005) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown.
Smagsdommerne: Episode #2.11 (2005) (TV Episode)
footage used in the episode
Troldspejlet: Episode #34.10 (2005) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Troldspejlet: Episode #35.10 (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live (2006) (TV Special)
Clip Shown
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip briefly shown during introduction.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Number 6 in the top 10 DreamWorks Animation films.
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Dualing (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - The First Features (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during introduction.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Aardman (2014) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Given an honorable mention
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015) (TV Movie)
excerpts shown


Frankenstein (1931)
Villagers chasing after the Were-Rabbit with torchs and pitchforks.
King Kong (1933)
Monster climbs tower holding girl, chased by planes.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Wallace cries into his rabbit ears just like how the Cowardly Lion cries into his tail.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
As Gromit is held down over wing of the plane by the other dog, it is very reminiscent of the crousel fight at the finale of "Stranger on a Train".
Horror of Dracula (1958)
Like Peter Cushing's Van Helsing, the reverend inprovises a crucifix when faced by the monster (albeit out of cucumbers rather than candlesticks, and to no avail).
The Fly (1958)
Melding of two creatures
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) (TV Special)
During the plane chase the plane Gromit is in is a Sopwith Camel, which Snoopy imagined he flew followed by the other plane which was a Fokker Dr.I which the Red Baron used. Gromit does have a slight resemblence to Snoopy.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Wallace's transformation into the Were-Rabbit.
South Park (1997) (TV Series)
At Lady Tottington's party one of the guests wearing a hood just like Kenny's is startled by the giant were-rabbit and falls over in a "oh my God they killed Kenny" manner.

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Angry Dad: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
The "Willis and Crumble in: Better Gnomes and Gardens" clip is based on The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

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