So I am a full-on W&G fan, otherwise why would you find me sitting in a cinema in the middle of a Saturday afternoon surrounded by 8 year olds ! Yes, I didn't even bother to do a *rent-a-child* as a cover. No niece, nephew or sundry other small, sticky, noisy tag-alongs. (Well, it depends on how you view John, really!)
So, the tale goes:
W&G have their own humane (shouldn't that also be dogmane?) bunny trapping company – "Anti-Pesto". It's four days before the big Vege Competition and all the local gardeners are keen to keep the crops pristine for the big event. It's up to W&G to protect the veges.
But, of course, technology has a way of getting in the way of Wallace or is that Wallace gets in the way of technology? Either way, we end up with a Were-Rabbit that feels the need to feed his nightly munchies. Thereafter follow the traditional chase scenes and the final resolution for the bunnies and their Were-brother.
There are many subtle jokes throughout the movie, many of which are visual. I still love seeing the animators' fingerprints on the clay-dough characters, and you can't go wrong with the wonderful Peter Sallis as Wallace. The jokes are still tongue-in-cheek stuff, and mostly aimed at the adults accompanying the kids. It is light entertainment and a nice addition to the W&G stable, but it felt a little flat in comparison with the preceding stories.
However, in saying that, I still left the theatre smiling.