Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures High-tech wizardry has produced impressive CGI stories in the last few years, but nothing compares to the old-fashioned stop-action approach held sacred by the Oscar… Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures High-tech wizardry has produced impressive CGI stories in the last few years, but nothing compares to the old-fashioned stop-action approach held sacred by the Oscar…
DVD Review

Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures (2005)

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Image credit: Wallace and Gromit: DreamWorks Home Entertainment and Aardman
GROMIT GOES DOMESTIC This is what they mean by dog-eat-dog world?
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 20, 2005; DVD Release Date: Sep 20, 2005; Movie Rated: Unrated; With: Peter Sallis

High-tech wizardry has produced impressive CGI stories in the last few years, but nothing compares to the old-fashioned stop-action approach held sacred by the Oscar winners at Aardman Animation Studios. Creator Nick Park's three short films in Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures following the perpetually befuddled Englishman Wallace and his silent but wily canine compatriot, Gromit, as they run afoul of aliens, killer penguins, and haywire gadgetry rival the best comic buddy movies — pixelated or live-action. EXTRAS A collection of all 10 of 2002's Cracking Contraptions short films (and we mean really short) about Wallace's wonderfully wacky inventions, plus a behind-the-scenes doc, will delight the uninitiated especially. But Park's commentary track, available on previous editions, sadly goes missing here. And we have to sound off! Losing several vital music moments in The Wrong Trousers is a doggone shame — Gromit's banishment to the yard by the evil penguin, for example, has far less bite now that the radio plays generic organ music and not ''(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window.'' Grrr.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints