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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
(2005)
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Composed by:
Julian Nott
Rupert Gregson-Williams
Jim Dooley
Lorne Balfe
Alastair King

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway

Orchestrated by:
Nic Raine

Produced by:
Hans Zimmer
Mark Wherry
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(October 11th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you fell in love with the theme from the original short films and seek a full compliment of similarly attractive themes for this feature adventure.

Avoid it... if you consider the similarly overactive score for Chicken Run to be tedious and noisy.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #937
WRITTEN 11/12/05
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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: (Julian Nott, Various) It's hard not to have been charmed by the three short films featuring the quirky Wallace and Gromit characters; their lovable escapades are the creation of British animator Nick Park, who utilizes the traditional form of stop-motion animation for these films. His characters and sets are made of a form of modeling clay called Plasticine, which (as fans of Tim Burton's ventures into this realm well know) requires extremely detailed adjustments in between each frame of film to create fluid movement. In 2005, the full-length film debut of the characters combined Park's traditional methodology with some more modern CGI incorporated for complex scenes and special effects. For Park's three short films made ten (plus) years ago for Wallace and Gromit, composer Julian Nott provided a consistent and infectious theme complimented by comedic orchestral scores. An Oxford University graduate in music and a veteran of scoring television episodes and small screen films, Nott made his name with those Wallace and Gromit short films between 1989 and 1995. For the loyal following of those films, seeing his name attached to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit in 2005 was a natural relief. But then, as to be expected with any animated film from Dreamworks these days, the now dreaded credit of "Music Produced by Hans Zimmer" suddenly appeared next to Julian Nott on the film's posters. Bring in the elephants, concubines, rhinos, captured slaves, praetorians, eunuchs, and the hoards of worshippers! Those worshippers are, of course, the assortment of Zimmer-clinging young composers who are using the Zimmer, Inc. method of getting group scoring assignments in the hope of someday becoming John Powell or Harry Gregson-Williams, who have a few captured slaves of their own nowadays. Until they float or sink someday, their names can simply be referred to as "Various" for the time being, and although their presence is an ominous enforcement of Dreamworks upon Nott, the good news for fans of the short films is that the spirit of Nott's music, including the title theme, has been preserved for Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.



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Catchy score..
dts - September 13, 2006, at 8:11 p.m.
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Isnt the music most important?
ZED - November 23, 2005, at 7:11 p.m.
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Idiots!
ZED - November 18, 2005, at 7:33 a.m.
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This is a rude and extremely offensive anti-Zimmer FILMTRACKS review!!   Expand >>
Andy F - November 13, 2005, at 5:57 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 48:11
• 1. A Grand Day Out (1:52)
• 2. Anti-Pesto to the Rescue (3:19)
• 3. Bless You, Anti-Pesto (1:56)
• 4. Lady Tottington & Victor (2:05)
• 5. Fire Up the Bun-Vac (1:46)
• 6. Your Ladyship (1:07)
• 7. Brainwash & Go (2:26)
• 8. Harvest Offering (2:29)
• 9. Arson Around (2:23)
• 10. A Big Trap (3:25)
• 11. The Morning After (1:45)
• 12. Transformation (4:04)
• 13. Ravaged in the Night (1:42)
• 14. Fluffy Lover Boy (4:39)
• 15. Kiss My Arrrtichoke (4:30)
• 16. Dogfight (4:38)
• 17. Every Dog Has His Day (2:42)
• 18. All Things Fluffy (1:09)
• 19. Wallace & Gromit (1:09)

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