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WALLACE AND GROMIT will seduce the hell outta you with the trailer for CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT!!

Ahoy, squirts! It is a happy day indeed, not just for ol' Quint here, but for lovers of Aardman work world-wide. Moviefone has the new trailer for WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT and it is everything I want out of this movie. The seductive rabbit dance is just magical. Here's the trailer:


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  • May 18, 2005, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by fabfunk

    I was never really high for this stuff... I don't see how American audiences so used to the CGI battles between studios would go see something so loosey-goosey as far as fluid animation. But... FRIST!

  • May 18, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST

    bloody brilliant!

    by TodayzSpecial

    Wallace Gromit will win this year's oscar for best animated feature!

  • May 18, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Jugs


  • May 18, 2005, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Will this be better than...

    by John-Locke


  • May 18, 2005, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Wow that was tired.

    by Aust1n

    The crazy inventor, the helpful dog, the aging cliches of a century of film are on full display.

  • May 18, 2005, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of that episode of Futurama

    by John-Locke

    Where Bender becomes a Werewolf/Car thingy, hilarity oh the hilarity.

  • May 18, 2005, 7:47 a.m. CST

    the trailer was

    by bluemancbrit

    shit, really bad trailer. Guess which country the money has come from. The film will probably be really good and hopefully won't have Mr Voiceover man explaining everything throughout the film

  • May 18, 2005, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Looks great . . .

    by Fuckles

    . . . just as I expected. The only thing is, why does one of the music cues used in that trailer sound just like the theme song to "Family Feud?" Discuss . . .

  • May 18, 2005, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by DogSoldier

    Loosey fuckin' Goosey !?

  • May 18, 2005, 8:35 a.m. CST


    by Tony fucknuts

    Stupid AOL.

  • May 18, 2005, 8:42 a.m. CST


    by Kentucky Colonel

    What a great time for the movies! 2005 is going to be a high-water mark for cinema. Wallace & Grommit will own all. Sub-Par effects and tired storylines? Eat one you haters!

  • May 18, 2005, 9:43 a.m. CST

    at least

    by bluemancbrit

    Jude Law is not in it

  • May 18, 2005, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Wallace & Gromit fucking ROCK

    by Steve Rogers

    Shrek can suck my balls!! Wallace and Gromit are a work of genius!

  • May 18, 2005, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Awesome film... insulting trailer

    by just_hamish

    The older trailer was far better. That american voiceover was extremely poor and completely ruins the British sensibilities of Wallace and Gromit. Bad cutting and bad voiceover, the film will be bloody amazing though.

  • May 18, 2005, 10:47 a.m. CST

    "the aging cliches of a century of film"

    by Stan the Bat

    So, "Aust1n"- have you actually SEEN the Wallace and Gromit shorts? They're made with wonderful skill and care and are genuinely funny. Nothing could be less tired. By the way, spelling your name with a '1' instead of an 'i' is a cliche, too; it's only a year or two old, and yet SO much more tired than the century-old ones you mention...

  • May 18, 2005, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Speaking of the Wallace and Gromit short films-

    by Stan the Bat

    -there are three of them, so if you want to be really cool you should refer to them collectively as the OT, or singly as GDO, WT, and CS.

  • May 18, 2005, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Wallace & Gromit OT...

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Don't you mean AGDO, TWT & ACS? Just for clarity's sake?

  • May 18, 2005, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Let's see Austonen...

    by morGoth

    ...other than the old Disney movie, "The Shaggy Dog," please enlighten the rest of us as to these films of which W&G use source their cliche's. At any rate, so-so trailer but c'mon, it's Wallace and Gromit! W&G >= hilarious.

  • May 18, 2005, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Kentucky Colonel-

    by Stan the Bat

    -for the full effect, it's probably best to go with WAG:AGDO, WAG:TWT, etc.

  • May 18, 2005, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Looks great!

    by Yotz von Frell

    I just can't wait to see them!

  • This looks like crap. At least one person here who has seen the film and enjoyed it disliked this trailer as well, and others who have not have labelled it "so-so," and "shit." So there ya go. The gags shouldn't revolve around a series of dumb inventions, ie. Jimmy Neutron, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Dexter's Labratory, etc. but on story, character and (gasp) jokes--as the old shorts and Chicken Run did btw. Bad trailer, hopefully not bad movie.

  • May 18, 2005, 1:47 p.m. CST

    please promote this film properly, SKG

    by bunkyboo

    It is W&G's time for stardom. I was especially concerned that Gromit's timing would be as comedic as the previous films. The trailer confirmed it still is. Happiness is a feature full of W&G. BUNKYBOO HAS SPOKEN.

  • May 18, 2005, 2:24 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    isnt this a ripoff of those Bunnicula books I read when I was 2?

  • May 18, 2005, 2:31 p.m. CST

    This trailer would be funnier...

    by IMMORTAL-1

    if they used the Benny Hill theme.

  • May 18, 2005, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit?

    by screamster

    If I was 3 years old, I would love this movie. But I am not, so I will not. NO SOUP FOR YOU! NEXT!

  • May 18, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Yes, yes - no killing, swearing or nudity

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    So skip it, mouth-breathers. It's your loss. This shit is pure gold.

  • Dreamworks Marketing Dept., pat yourselves on the back, you deserve it... you really know how to fuck things up. I know you're reading... that sucked balls.

  • May 18, 2005, 9:49 p.m. CST

    No matter what the trailer looks like...

    by Jumpstart

    Wallace and Gromit is one of the very few things I would see regardless. I just happen to find W&G smart, sweet and just plain charming (One of my favorite visual jokes of all time is "Have you seen this chicken?"). I know I'm in the minority, but I like subtlety. I don't like people to bash me over the head with a joke. I also thoroughly enjoy visual humor. I think anyone can WRITE a joke, but it takes an absolute genius to conceptualize a good visual joke. In the field of animated comedy, that is a key skill that can in no way be ignored. I love W&G, and no matter how many event movies you throw at me this year, I will always run first towards the ones like W&G. Aardman, keep on rockin'.

  • May 19, 2005, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Gotta agree with Jumpstart.

    by Sgt. Blueberry

    The visual story telling in the Wallace and Gromit shorts is masterful. Not just the jokes, either. The train chase at the end of Wrong Trousers is pure exhileration and better staged than most straight action movies. You'll also be able to see where a certain Pixar got the idea for the climax of Monsters Inc. That being said, the advertising for Wererabbit are terrible. The announcer has that annoying 50-year-old-voice-actor-trying-to-sound-25 thing going on, the music is terrible and the whole presentation is incongruous with the movie's tone. I hope Nick Park knocks this one out of the park.

  • May 19, 2005, 8:22 a.m. CST

    I think it will actually be good

    by supertoyslast

    Despite the trailer. The W&G stuff in the trailer does look about as good as the shorts - as long as you ignore all the "trailer stuff" add-ons. eg the voiceover. Hopefully that horrible music is only for the trailer and will have the traditional music in the film - it's just not W&G without that lovely score. And PLEASE tell me that some of those sound-effects are just for the trailer. I'm thinking of the bells when Gromit's ears pop up and the tweeting when he shakes off the mud. Gromit is perfect based on expression and action only - it has to be subtle or it just isn't funny. That's why he doesn't talk. Cartoonish sound effects have absolutely no place in Wallace and Gromit.

  • May 19, 2005, 8:33 a.m. CST

    What's so bad about the trailer?

    by minderbinder

    My only complaint is the crappy music, other than that it looks hilarious. And the music/SFX don't bother me, trailers NEVER have the same music and FX as the film, they're done by completely different people.

  • May 19, 2005, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Sound Effects

    by Thorfin

    I loved the Six Million Dollar Man sound effect in the preview - I laughed at that.

  • May 20, 2005, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Six Million Dollars

    by supertoyslast

    I agree - that was a wonderful gag. And what's up with the order of the articles here? This was right above the Da Vinci Code teaser on the front page, but has now disappeared. What gives?

  • May 21, 2005, 7:23 a.m. CST

    On the subject of different animation techniques.

    by Sepulchrave

    One of the best things I have recently read about it was an essay by Anthony Lane, The New Yorker Film Critic, on Jan Svankmayer, the Swedish auteur. On the weird creeping tactility of stop-motion and claymation, the lumpy sliding writhing 'realness', versus the glass-chromium symmetry of CGI. It was a good piece.

  • May 23, 2005, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Crap Trailer, Rad Film

    by Arithma

    Svankmayer is Czech, by the way, but good point. Stopmotion animation has actual, tactile atmosphere as opposed to CGI which is too slick and shiny. And as anyone who's seen the short films, the morning-time inventions are a constant and change each time and only take a minute of time, tops. So it's not like a full-length movie is going to center on the inventions, it'll center on the story and characters. I think what ruins the trailer is Mr. MovieVoice being a doofus and the totally misplaced music. What about the W&G Theme? Hello! The 6 million dollar sound effect was good though.