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Wallace & Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 107 (Apr 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay, Nicholas Smith & Liz Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Cracking Commentary by writer/directors Steve Box and Nick Park start off the list of bonus features. In addition, there are nine deleted scenes with optional commentary; a 20-minute How Wallace & Gromit Went To Hollywood; a 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; an eight-minute walk through Aardman Studios; a brief sit with Harriet Thomas as she shows you How To Build A Bunny; the 11-minute short film, Stage Fright, with optional commentary; and a collection of stills, signs, and storyboards in The Family Album menu. In the DWK (DreamWorks Kids) menu selection, three featurettes highlight some of Wallace

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 94342
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

All ages admitted
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/07/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nick Park & Steve Box
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Inventor and cheese connoisseur, Wallace (Sallis), and his genius dog and best chum, Gromit, have established a reliable security business, saving local vegetable growers from a rapidly mutliplying nuisance. Catching rabbits in a humane fashion is the pride of Anti-Pesto. But Wallace & Gromit have a big storage problem in their basement, with quite a collection of rabbits. So Wallace decides that

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture looks cracking, with bright colors that are nicely delineated throughout. The clay (Plasticine to be specific) animation is sharp and detailed throughout (revealing of occasional tool shaping and adjustments as the characters move). Contrast and shadow detail are also well-balanced. Some minor pixelization is detected at times, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

While the dialogue and music is recorded well, the mix in the Dolby