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February 23rd, 2006 11:02am EST
Wallace & GromitWallace And Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit has been voted movie of the year by animal rights campaigners. The Humane Society saluted the claymation romp "for unleashing the inimitable duo on an eccentric adventure, in which Gromit's savvy canine helps them win through with a unique and humane version of pest control."

The family film - which has become the fastest selling DVD in British film in history - even beat the internationally successful documentary March of the Penguins to the award.

Meanwhile, animator Nick Park has revealed how he felt sorry for actor Ralph Fiennes after the 'Wallace And Gromit' beat The Constant Gardener to win Best British Film at last weekends BAFTAs - making it the first animated movie to land the prize.

He said: "I felt bad for them actually. We were sat next to Ralph and I really thought they were going to win. I did feel sorry for him being upstaged by a plasticine dog!"