Wallace and Gromit The Mystery of the Were-Rabbit: An absurd British humor [critique]

On this Saturday, Gulli is rebroadcasting this excellent stop motion animated film.

On the occasion of the rebroadcast of Wallace and Gromit The Mystery of the Were-Rabbit, tonight on Gulli, we’re reposting our review of the animated film by Nick park and Steve box, released in theaters for Halloween, in 2005. Not to be missed if you like quality animation, films filled with references to their elders (in this case horror films, although this version is perfectly intended for children) and British humor.

THE STORY : It’s fever in the village a few days before the competition of the most beautiful vegetable. Zealous Wallace and Gromit keep watch by capturing the rabbits that threaten carefully tended gardens. But when a monstrous vegetarian animal begins to rage in the county, jubilation gives way to exasperation.

At Aardman, excellence is a union minimum

Cultivating its difference like others their vegetable garden, the Aardman studio has asserted itself in fifteen years as one of the most solid pillars of world animation cinema. Only Pixar and Ghibli today compete with him in terms of creativity and originality. For the boeotians, the Aardman style is: plasticine, an elementary and fun material; a retro and parodic universe (the Universal horror films are diverted here) with old-fashioned charm; absurd humor so british. The successor to three stunning short films crowned with two Oscars, the fourth adventure of inventor Wallace and his mutt Gromit will easily meet the expectations of die-hard fans and others. The legendary setbacks of Wallace, a caricature of the Englishman as naive as he is enterprising, here take on a truly exciting fantastic turn. The unexpected success of Chicken run, the first in-house feature film, could have made their heads spin. But Aardman’s methodical craftsmen banished the word “compromise” from their language. By signing an adventure of the very British Wallace and Gromit where particularities prevail (the accents of the original voices are particularly twisted), they obey no commercial logic. Even if some trashy valves relate the film to the regressive hair of their benevolent partner DreamWorks.

Chicken Run or the genius of Aardman

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