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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (original title)
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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

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Steve Box (screenplay by), Nick Park (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Something bunny is going on... See more »


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Trivia

One of two stop-motion animated films in 2005. The other was Corpse Bride (2005), and in a peculiar coincidence, Helena Bonham Carter has a prominent role in both. In a further coincidence, both films have a subplot about a snobby suitor trying to cash in by the act of marriage. See more »

Goofs

Despite all the incidents caused by the Were-Rabbit, all the incidents it caused seem to be back in good condition each morning. Same said for what's been happening to the Pesto Van throughout the film (like after it had been following the Were-Rabbit underground on the 2nd Night). See more »

Quotes

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

The word "Were-Rabbit" on the opening title grows fur, a cottontail, and long ears. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the American theatrical and DVD version, Wallace's dialogue "How's your prize marrow?" is changed to "How's your prize... melon?" However, airings on Cartoon Network and WGN America keep the original quote. See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

We Plow the Fields and Scatter
Words by Matthias Claudius
Music by Johan Schultz (as Johann A.P. Schültz)
Performed by Nicholas Smith
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Oh ho ho, cracking job, Aardman!
2 May 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Zany, delightful, appealing horror spoof chronicling the feature length adventures of Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis), our beloved cheese obsessed gadget creator, and his faithful dog Gromit. Here, Wallace & Gromit operate a company called Anti-Pesto, which disposes of pests such as rabbits in humane ways. Seeking to curb the destructive nature of rabbits, Wallace tries out his new mind control invention. You guessed it: he creates a monster, but not in the way that you might think.

The uniquely British humour of this upbeat, energetic animated feature is in full bloom. These characters are completely endearing and played to the hilt by a peerless cast. Sallis is wonderful as the voices of both Wallace and Hutch. Helena Bonham Carter voices a potential love interest for Wallace, the regal Lady Tottington who wants to rid her land of critters without harming them. Ralph Fiennes is hilarious as Victor Quartermaine, the obnoxious jerk who thinks *he's* going to marry Lady Tottington. And of course there's the lovable Gromit, who's at his most priceless reacting to other characters, particularly Wallace, as he rolls his eyes, does a facepalm, and shakes his head.

Top notch clay animation and deliciously goofy character designs combine in this superior bit of entertainment that can appeal to both older and younger viewers.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I fancy a bit of cheese...

Eight out of 10.


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Official Sites:

DreamWorks [United States]

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,025,987, 9 October 2005

Gross USA:

$56,110,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,111,171
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1.85 : 1
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