Wallace & Gromit Movie: Curse of the Wererabbit, The (2005) - Synopsis
The cheese-loving Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his ever-faithful dog Gromit—the much-loved duo from Aardman’s Oscar®-winning clay-animated “Wallace & Gromit” shorts—star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film.
As the annual Giant Vegetable Competition approaches, it’s “veggie-mania” in Wallace and Gromit’s neighborhood. The two enterprising chums have been cashing in with their pest-control outfit, “Anti-Pesto,” which humanely dispatches the rabbits that try to invade the sacred gardens.
Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, veg-ravaging beast begins terrorizing the neighborhood, attacking the town’s prized plots at night and destroying everything in its path. Desperate to protect the competition, its hostess, Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter), commissions Anti-Pesto to catch the creature and save the day. Lying in wait, however, is Lady Tottington’s snobby suitor, Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes), who’d rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero—not to mention Lady Tottington’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 Victor’s real intent could have dire consequences for her…and our two heroes.
Nick Park (“Chicken Run”), the original creator of Wallace & Gromit, and Steve Box are directing “Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” from a screenplay by Bob Baker, Mark Burton, Steve Box and Nick Park. The film is produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Nick Park, Claire Jennings and Carla Shelley, with Michael Rose and Cecil Kramer serving as executive producers.
Peter Sallis, who has voiced the role of Wallace in all of the award-winning shorts, reprises his role in the feature film. Two-time Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (“The English Patient,” “Schindler’s List”) and Academy Award® nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The Wings of the Dove”) and are the voices of Victor and Lady Tottington, respectively.
An Aardman production, “Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” is presented by DreamWorks Animation SKG and Aardman Features, and will be distributed by DreamWorks Distribution LLC.