Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit|
While Pixar films have historically dominated this category with such hits as "The Incredibles" and "Finding Nemo," this year it's time for another kind of cartoon to step into the spotlight. Wacky inventor Wallace and his loyal dog Gromit have been entertaining fans on the small screen for many years. With "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," they made the jump to the silver screen in all their claymation glory. As evidenced by an adjusted score of 84.65 and a Tomatometer of 95%, they're as lovable as ever. Chis Vognar of the Dallas Morning News called "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" "among the most inventive animated movies ever made," and Ty Burr of the Boston Globe proclaimed it to be "a tiny plasticine masterpiece." Those are just two of the many consenting opinions which make "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" the recipient of 2005's Golden Tomato Award for the best reviewed movie in the animation genre -- the first non-CGI winner in three years -- as well as the best reviewed movie in Wide Release.
In second place, with an adjusted score of 76.35 and a Tomatometer of 83%, is "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride." This stop-motion feature, which Burton worked on over a 10 year period, once again showcases the director's famous penchant for ghoulish whimsy. As Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune put it, "This vibrantly imaginative mix of horror and humor puts the f-u-n in funeral."
Coming in third is "Howl's Moving Castle," helmed by acclaimed animation director Hayao Miyazaki. With an adjusted score of 75.43 and an 84% rating on the Tomatometer, "Howl's Moving Castle" doesn't critically measure up to such previous Miyazaki offerings as "Spirited Away" (98%) or "Princess Mononoke" (92%), but the auteur doesn't disappoint. Michael Atkinson of the Village Voice still found "Howl's Moving Castle" to be "an organic, childlike wonder, fabulously unpredictable and seethingly inventive."
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Data collected on January 5, 2006