DVD Movie Review: Wallace and Gromit In Three Amazing Adventures
Featuring the extraordinary clay animation of their Academy Award-winning short films, Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures takes the hilarious antics of Wallace, the lovably eccentric inventor, and Gromit, his savvy canine companion, to new heights of fun!
Join the ultimate human-canine team as they blast off in a homemade rocket to see if the moon is really made of cheese (A Grand Day Out), try to stop a diamond heist by a diabolical penguin (The Wrong Trousers), and investigate the wildest, wooliest-sheep rustling yarn ever made of clay (A Close Shave).
Plus, available for the first time on DVD, Cracking Contraptions -- 10 mini-shorts featuring more of Wallace's zany inventions and the hilarious dilemmas they always create.
In A GRAND DAY OUT, which took Park over six years to make, ingenious inventor Wallace and his smarter-than-your-average-dog, Gromit, build a rocket ship and travel to the moon in a quest for cheese. In THE WRONG TROUSERS, Wallace's invention, a device that transports him out of his bed, dresses him, and prepares his breakfast, malfunctions one morning. It plops him in the "wrong trousers," a pair of mechanized pants, which take him on a wild ride. Meanwhile, the domestic bliss of Wallace and his faithful dog, Gromit, is shattered when a mysterious penguin leases a room in their home. Finally, in A CLOSE SHAVE, love nearly melts Wallace?s plasticine heart when he meets Wendolene Ramsbottom, a yarn-shop proprietor with a menacing mutt and a dark secret. Meanwhile, poor Gromit is accused of turning the local sheep into mutton meat. Can Wallace bust Gromit out of jail and catch the real culprit in time to share a bit of cheese with his newfound love? The femme-fatale story gets the claymation treatment in Park?s third Wallace and Gromit story, which won Park yet another Academy Award.
Cast: Peter Sallis (voice of Wallace)
Director: Steve Box / Clay animator: Nick Park
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Critic Quotes and Reviews:
- New York Times "The animation is a marvel....The world of Wallace and Gromit is one of the few genuinely eccentric places left in the movies, a place where lumpy, doughy characters achieve a peculiar dignity..." 10/05/2005 p.E1
- Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "Park is a master of Claymation and dry, understated wit....Don't even try to figure out how Park can move plasticine figures around and achieve visual and slapstick miracles. Just enjoy." 10/20/2005 p.90
- USA Today "Charming and droll with shrewdly chosen voices....[An] adorable exercise in whimsy..." 10/07/2005 p.4E
Format: DVD, Standard 1.33:1 [4:3]
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Runtime: 83 minutes
Screen Aspect: Standard 1.33:1 [4:3]
Sound Quality: English [CC], English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Media Quantity: 1 DVD Disc
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Studio: Dreamworks (Universal)
Theatrical Release Date: -
DVD Release Date: 9/20/2005
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
- Theatrical Trailer
- 10 Never-Before-Seen Mini-Shorts
- Behind-the-Scenes of Wallace & Gromit In Cracking Conceptions - 10 mini-shorts featuring more of Wallace's zany inventions and the hilarious dilemmas they always create.
- Full Screen Presentation
- Sneak Peak at Wallace & Gromit's First Feature-Length Film, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
- Wallace & Gromit In Cracking Contraptions
DVD Details :
The first three of Nick Park's award-winning animated series', WALLACE & GROMIT, revived interest in stop-motion animation just when it seemed as if the technique was hopelessly outdated.