The Were-Rabbit is the titular antagonist from the Aardman animated film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. In the film, he is a giant rabbit that was in danger of getting shot by Victor Quartermaine. He is actually Wallace after a freak accident with a mind control machine.
In the film
After Wallace has a freaky accident, he puts Hutch in a cage. He and Gromit go upstairs to bed. Meanwhile in the basement, Hutch breaks open his cage. The Were-Rabbit goes to the Vicar's church. He was sneaking up on Vicar to eat the vegetables. After he has beaten the Vicar, he jumps out of the church, hunting down vegetables. He then returns to our duo's house. After a night-time chase and series of clues, Wallace and Gromit come to the theory that Hutch is the Were-Rabbit, but after putting Hutch into a new, stronger cage, Gromit finds the Were-Rabbit's footsteps, and discovers that they continue past the basement door and up the stairs, beginning to transform into human footsteps as they approach their destination — Wallace's Room.
The following day, Wallace and Gromit are on patrol when they encounter a "road closed — diversion" sign. They follow the diversion, only to be stopped by a tree which has fallen across the road. Wallace gets out to try to move the tree, only to learn that the diversion and fallen tree were arranged by Victor Quartermaine, who picks a fight with Wallace. As he does so, the full moon comes out, and Wallace transforms into the Were-Rabbit.
After Lady Tottington leaves Wallace's house crying, Victor and Phillip make it to Wallace and Gromit's house while Wallace is transforming into the furry monster. He goes to the Tottington Hall's Vegetable Competition, hunted down by the competitors. The Were-Rabbit grabs Lady Tottington then jumps up on the roof of Tottington Hall. He is about to get shot by Victor, however the Golden Carrot hits Gromit's plane instead of killing the monster. The Were-Rabbit then sacrifices himself by jumping off the building to save Gromit's life, falling into the Cheese Tent, but is seemingly deceased after the monster converts back to Wallace. Wallace is then revived by smelling a slice of Stinking Bishop.
- The Were-Rabbit is an Aardman parody on the Hammer Horror movie monsters, most obviously The Curse of the Wolfman.
- The Were-Rabbit was mistaken to be Hutch.
- The Were-Rabbit is the second vegetarian movie monster, the first being the nilbogs from Troll 2.
- Like the other rabbits in this movie, he has a pig nose rather than a rabbit nose.