Clay, Play-Doh and the like always seem to end up in some sort of ball before all is said and done, and so one of the many joys of the claymation feature Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is its absolute roundness. Wallace & Gromit, an extension of the British short films about an inventor and his dog, carries a sort of personal craftsmanship. In an era when computerized movies are so often indistinguishable from the ancillary products – video games, soundtracks – that surround
them, this picture has an organic identity all its own. It doesn’t feel produced; it feels made.