Wallace & Gromit to Debut at Toronto

Wallace & Gromit–The Curse of the Were-Rabbit from Aardman Animation and DreamWorks Animation will have its North American premiere at the 30th Toronto Int’l Film Festival. Attendees who love stop-motion animation will have plenty to drool over with Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride also debuting at the fest.

Directed by Nick Park, creator of the Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit clay-animated shorts, and Steve Box, this is the first feature-length outing for the cheese-loving Englishman and his faithful canine companion. The film features the voices of Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter as socialites who get caught up in Wallace and Gromit’s scheme to save the annual Giant Vegetable Competition by ridding the village of a veggie-devouring beast.

Wallace & Gromit—The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Nick Park, Claire Jennings and Carla Shelley. An Aardman Features production, the film will be distributed worldwide by DreamWorks and hits North American theaters on Oct. 7. Read about the making of the movie in the October issue of Animation Magazine, coming soon to newsstands and Barnes & Noble locations.