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

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2006 under Reviews | No comments

5 out of 5 golden carrot bulletsDirected by Steve Box, Nick Park

Astounding animation. Delightful characters. Family fun for all. In just a few nutty peanut shells, that is what you can expect from the new Wallace and Gromit film.

I have always enjoyed the animated shorts that feature these two and seeing them in their own full-length feature film was just wonderful.

Besides the superb (and really, extremely detailed) stop motion animation, this film is build on an excellent plot driven foundation, with well thought-out characters and more than just a few witty lines and funny moments.

In my curiousity to learn more about how this well-crafted movie was made, I came across this quote on Wikipedia:

"Plasticine modelling clay on wire frames, and filmed with stop motion animation. This process is sometimes known as "claymation", although this term was trademarked by Will Vinton Studios and is properly applied only to works generated there."

If you get the chance, be sure to watch all the special features on this DVD, especially the "Day in the Life of" feature, which is about the Aardman Animation Studio.

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