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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit [P&S]/Chicken Run [P&S] [2 Discs] [DVD]
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Overview

Special Features

  • "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit":
  • Deleted scenes with cracking commentary
  • How Wallace & Gromit went to Hollywood: Learn how Nick Parks' imaginary characters became stars
  • Behind-the-scenes of Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • How to build a bunny: a unique look into clay bunny models
  • Clayful activities, games, printables
  • DreamWorks Kids - a variety of interactive games & activities
  • "Chicken Run":
  • Director's commentary with Peter Lord and Nick Park
  • Dvd-rom on-screen fun: two egg-cellent interactive games, desk top icons and pets, calculator, screensavers and poster sets
  • Read-along to the hilarious script
  • Two fascinating behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Screeming chicken panic button
  • Trailer, bios, production notes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Eccentric inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his faithful if often perplexed dog Gromit are back in their first feature-length adventure from animator Nick Park. Wallace and Gromit have launched a new business venture just in time for a major gardening competition in their neighborhood of West Wallaby. "Anti-Pesto" is a humane pest-relocation service in which Wallace and Gromit capture rabbits and other critters who have been eating the produce from local gardens and give them new homes somewhere else. Business has been going well, and when the woman hosting the garden show, Lady Tottington (voice of Helena Bonham Carter), discovers a massive tribe of rabbits has been making a mess of her garden, she calls in Wallace and Gromit to move the bunnies elsewhere. Wallace is quite taken with Lady Tottington, but he's not the only one -- Victor Quartermaine (voice of Ralph Fiennes) is a slick but arrogant upper-class type who wants to win Lady Tottington's hand (and fortune) and is convinced he can do a better job capturing the rabbits than Wallace. However, Wallace's attempts to brainwash the rabbits away from veggies using his latest invention has disastrous results, and soon Wallace has to deal with a beastly bunny as well as a heavily-armed Quartermaine. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit followed Park's previous film with the duo, A Close Shave, by ten years, and was produced after Park broke through to mainstream success with the feature Chicken Run. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Chicken Run
Aardman Animations, the British clay-animation studio that created a cult sensation (and won three Academy awards) with its short subjects featuring Wallace and Gromit, presents its first feature film, a mixture of comedy and adventure. Mrs. Tweedy (voice of Miranda Richardson) operates a chicken farm, where most of the birds have resigned themselves to a short and uneventful life of producing eggs and ending up as the main course of someone's Sunday dinner. But when Rocky (voice of Mel Gibson), a rooster from America, arrives on the farm, things begin to change. Rocky soon finds romance with a hen named Ginger (voice of Julia Sawalha) who longs for a better life and has been trying to find a way out of the farm for some time; together they devise a plan to escape to freedom. However, Rocky and Ginger soon find themselves racing against the clock when Mrs. Tweedy decides it's time to turn the entire flock into chicken pies. Nick Park, director of the Wallace and Gromit shorts, co-directed Chicken Run with Peter Lord, who produced several Aardman projects and created animation for the TV series Pee-Wee's Playhouse. The voice cast also includes Jane Horrocks, Phil Daniels, and Timothy Spall. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Peter Sallis
    Peter Sallis - Wallace
  • Ralph Fiennes
    Ralph Fiennes - Victor Quatermaine
  • Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter - Lady Campanula Tottington (Voice)
  • Peter Kay
    Peter Kay - PC Mackintosh
  • Nicholas Smith
    Nicholas Smith - Reverend Clement Hedges
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