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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

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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.

Directors:

Steve Box, Nick Park

Writers:

Steve Box (screenplay by), Nick Park (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Vincent Ebrahim ... Mr. Caliche (voice)
Geraldine McEwan ... Miss Thripp (voice)
Edward Kelsey Edward Kelsey ... Mr. Growbag (voice)
Dicken Ashworth ... Mr. Mulch (voice)
Robert Horvath Robert Horvath ... Mr. Dibber (voice)
Pete Atkin Pete Atkin ... Mr. Crock (voice)
Noni Lewis Noni Lewis ... Mrs. Girdling (voice)
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Storyline

It's 'vege-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighborhood, and our two enterprising chums are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, "Anti-Pesto." With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, business is booming, but Wallace & Gromit are finding out that running a "humane" pest control outfit has its drawbacks as their West Wallaby Street home fills to the brim with captive rabbits. Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, veg-ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred vegetable plots at night, and the competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch it and save the day. Lying in wait, however, is Lady Tottington's snobby suitor, Victor Quartermaine, who'd rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero-not to mention Lady Tottingon's hand in marriage. With the fate of the competition in the balance, Lady Tottington is eventually forced to allow Victor to hunt down the vegetable chomping marauder. Little does she know that... Written by DreamWorks SKG

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Taglines:

Something bunny is going on... See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,005,875 (United Kingdom), 7 October 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,025,987, 9 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,110,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,610,372
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During filming, Aardman managed an average of 3 seconds of usable footage per day. See more »

Goofs

When the priest shuts his greenhouse door you can see there is no alarm lights on each side of it. But when he hits the alarm button there they are blinking. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wallace: Oh ho ho, cracking job, Gromit!
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Crazy Credits

Rabbits float up the screen during the closing credits. On the Sci-fi music, they flash in different colors. On the romantic music, two rabbits act romantic and sometimes fly in other directions. The final line in the credits is "We would like to stress that no animals were harmed during the making of this film", and a rabbit hits its head on the text and falls. See more »

Connections

References Thunderbirds (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 55: Andante. Nobilmente e semplice
Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
Performed by BBC Philharmonic (as The BBC Philharmonic)
Conducted by George Hurst
Sound Recording licensed by kind permission of Naxos Rights International Ltd.
Published by Novello & Co. Limited
Licensed by Music Sales Film & TV
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I didn't know what i was expecting from this movie. A stupid movie?
31 January 2006 | by oldman007See all my reviews

I really refused to see this movie. I refused to go with the school and I refused to go with my parents. Just by looking at the trailer it looked stupid, to me anyway. One of my friends wanted to take me to the movies that day and he offered me 2 choices, "The Dukes Of Hazzard" or "Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit." It took me 17 minutes to decide. Time was running out. I had to choose. It came up on the screen "Few" as in a few tickets left. By the time we had to line up and get our ticket, only one of us could go in. I desperately wanted Nicholas to go in to see it. But he forced me. I crossed my arms and was very moody and disappointed that I was going in to see this childishness. I walked in, sat in the only seat that was available and prepared for the movie! must say I was very surprised that I sat through that MASTERPIECE! It was amazing. I don't know what I was complaining about. The Clay Animation was by far the most best i've ever seen in my life. The story was brilliant. About a rabbit disrupting and crashing a carnival that had been planned for over 500 years. Basically Anti Pest Control are protecting the people who are competing in the Vegetable Competition. Anti Pesto known as Wallace And Gromit (Who are in charge of this business) try to keep all the rabbits away from the Vegetable carnival. I wont say anymore. It's just too good to tell. 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 wont be a 10 foot rabbit on the loose and there definitely wont be 8 foot werewolves as said in " Dog Soldiers." Then again, Were-Rabbits and WereWolves aren't actual creatures. But either way, it worked out very well.

The jokes also were more grown up. The kids wont get some of the jokes. It goes way above their heads. It had a lot of British jokes in there. If you love British humor, this is the movie for you.

I also loved the cast and the voices. Everything about the movie is so incredibly well done. The direction and pacing was absolutely...FANTASTIC! I recommend this to fans of the old Wallace And Gromit shorts (And no, I haven't seen them yet), and I recommend it to fans who liked "Shrek" and "Shrek 2 and most importantly, I recommend it to the people who love Clay Animation. Cracking good movie! 10/10


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