best films: #84: WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT (2005)

Though maybe the list thus far seems a little animation-heavy, the charm and British humor behind Nick Park and Steve Box‘s Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is undeniable. It takes the always amusing duo and plants them in the middle of a veg-crisis. Wallace and Gromit are poised to rescue the village’s vegetable contest from a giant, hungry rabbit in a bow-tie. Now, if that doesn’t sound intriguing enough to check out, then you need to have your head examined. The pest control workers have fantastic chemistry (especially for claymation characters) and their aided by some fantastic voice work from Britain’s finest (Helena Bonham Carter is the love interest Lady Tottington and Ralph Fiennes is the villain Victor Quartermaine). This one’s VERY deserving of its Oscar win.

Standout Performance: Peter Sallis is endearing as the bumbling Wallace. At first utterance (and yes, there are more than one) of “I’m just crackers about cheese!” you can’t help but love him.
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