The cheese-loving Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his ever faithful dog Gromit—the much-loved duo from Aardman's Oscar ® -winning clay-animated “Wallace & Gromit” shorts—star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film.
As the annual Giant Vegetable Competition approaches, it's “vege-mania” in Wallace and Gromit's neighborhood. The two enterprising chums have been cashing in with their pest-control outfit, “Anti-Pesto,” which humanely dispatches the rabbits that try to invade the sacred gardens.
Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, veg-ravaging “beast” begins terrorizing the neighborhood, attacking the town's prized plots at night and destroying everything in its path. Desperate to protect the competition, its hostess, Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham-Carter), commissions Anti-Pesto to catch the creature and save the day. Lying in wait, however, is Lady Tottington's snobby suitor, Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes), who'd rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero—not to mention Lady Tottington's hand in marriage. With the fate of the competition in the balance, Lady Tottington is eventually forced to allow Victor to hunt down the vegetable chomping marauder. Little does she know that Victor's real intent could have dire consequences for her…and our two heroes.
Nick Park (“Chicken Run”), the original creator of Wallace & Gromit, and Steve Box are directing the Wallace & Gromit feature. Peter Lord (“Chicken Run”), David Sproxton, Nick Park, Claire Jennings and Carla Shelley are producing.
Peter Sallis, who has voiced the role of Wallace in all of the shorts, reprises his role in the feature film. Academy Award ® nominee Helena Bonham-Carter (“The Wings of the Dove”) and two-time Academy Award ® nominee Ralph Fiennes (“The English Patient,” “Schindler's List”) are the voices of Lady Tottington and Victor, respectively.
An Aardman production, “Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” is presented by DreamWorks Animation SKG and Aardman Features, and will be distributed by DreamWorks Distribution LLC.