CAST: Peter Sallis (Wallace), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Victor Quatermaine), Helena Bonham-Carter (Lady Tottington), Peter Kay (PC Macintosh), Nicholas Smith (Rev Clement Hedges) & Liz Smith (Mrs Mulch)
The voice cast are all perfect for their roles. Peter Sallis returns as Wallace, bringing his recognisable northern twang to the global masses. Gromit remains silent, animated brilliantly to convey such varied emotions with a raise of the brow or the shaking of his head. Ralph Fiennes is the biggest name lending their vocal talents, playing pompous clot Lord Quatermaine. Helena Bonham-Carter is excellent as Lady Tottington, an upperclass love-interest for Wallace with a serious overbite.
That said, while Curse Of The Were-Rabbit sets itself apart from the earlier adventures with its broader premise and additional characters, there's nothing particularly new here (another mute dog for Gromit to battle is a case in point). The comedy again stems from an overflow of visual gags (margerine labelled "Middle Age Spread", etc), those superb facial reactions from Gromit, quick action sequences and amusing gadgets (the sequence where rabbits are sucked down their own holes is a hoot).