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A Grand Day Out
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Writer:
Nick Park (written by)
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Release Date:
18 May 1990 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
From the Oscar-winning creator of The Wrong Trousers. See more »
Plot:
Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(35 articles)
How we made Wallace and Gromit
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 3 March 2014, 4:05 PM, PST)

How we made Wallace and Gromit
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 3 March 2014, 4:05 PM, PST)

The James Clayton Column: Sci-fi films ready for a remake
 (From Den of Geek. 6 February 2014, 1:06 AM, PST)

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Cast

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Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)

Directed by
Nick Park 
 
Writing credits
Nick Park (written by)

Produced by
Rob Copeland .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Julian Nott 
 
Cinematography by
Nick Park (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Rob Copeland 
 
Sound Department
Danny Hambrook .... sound editing
Danny Hambrook .... sound effects
Adrian Rhodes .... sound editing
Adrian Rhodes .... sound effects
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew Davies .... additional modelmaking
Michael Hort .... additional modelmaking
Jan Sanger .... additional modelmaking (as Janet Sanger)
Michael Wright .... additional modelmaking
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Boon .... rostrum camera
Jeremy Moorshead .... rostrum camera
 
Animation Department
Nick Park .... animator
 
Music Department
John Philip Sousa .... music: "The Honors March " (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Ashworth .... b/w dream sequence
Martin Greaves .... b/w dream sequence
Andy Staveley .... b/w dream sequence
 
Thanks
Peter Bath .... thanks
Chris Billing .... thanks
Jeremy Clarke .... thanks
Melanie Cole .... special thanks
David Fine .... thanks
Alan Gardner .... special thanks
Andrea Gardner .... thanks
Richard Goleszowski .... special thanks
Glenn Hall .... special thanks (as Glen Hall)
Stephen Lawrence .... thanks
Darren Long .... thanks
Peter Lord .... special thanks
Lesley Manning .... thanks
Sara Mullock .... special thanks
Charles Patey .... thanks
Steve Rushton .... thanks (as Steven Rushton)
Alison Snowden .... thanks
David Sproxton .... special thanks
Roy Swift .... thanks
Cliff Thorne .... thanks
 

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23 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Gromit was originally a cat, but then changed to a talking dog, whose voice was recorded by Peter Hawkins. The idea of Gromit speaking was dropped when it became clear how expressive he could be just through small movements of the eyes, ears and brow, so this voice was never used.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Wallace paints the same part of the rocket twice.See more »
Quotes:
[Wallace and Gromit are on their spaceship, about to leave Earth]
Wallace:No crackers Gromit! We've forgotten the crackers!
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Soundtrack:
Wallace & Gromit ThemeSee more »

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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Wensleydale?, 22 February 2002
Author: ProperCharlie from The asylum for the confused and befuddled

In this Wallace and Gromit short, the clay twosome voyage to the moon in order to replenish their cheese supplies. They also learn that traffic wardens have dreams too. This is stylish and funny and will leave you wanting to see more.

To my mind, this is the best W&G outing. Let me explain. I agree that the characters are not as developed as they were in 'The Wrong Trousers' or 'A Close Shave' and also the plot is weaker. Some of the models are not as refined as they came to be (this is after all the first W&G film).

What it has that the other W&G offerings lack is that feeling of sadness and mood that the 'The Wrong Trousers' and 'A Close Shave' replace with story telling. This is closer to Tom and Jerry than it is to Chicken Run. It has laughs sure, but the feeling I have when the credits role is of one of wistfulness and a slight melancholy. Not bad for 20 minutes of plasticine animation!

See this Wallace and Gromit, then move onto the others asap.

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