Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Those Mesmerising Floating Bunnies
Saw the charming new Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit film tonight, and was interested to see that 40 or 50 people in the audience sat all the way through the credits till the end, just watching the floating bunnies drift up and around the screen. A gently compelling visual experience, and rather clever.
15 years ago the trick was to add a short final scene at the end of the credits (Ferris Bueller did this memorably). And old Burt Reynolds comedies, Jackie Chan action flicks, and Pixar animations have all used out-takes to keep people watching.
I can recall a number of animated films where characters have popped in and out of the closing credits, but the floating bunnies were something else - definitely a newly pleasurable credits experience. Good one.