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The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.




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Complete credited cast:
Wallace (voice)


Plasticine animation of Wallace and Gromit, inventors of all manner of useful devices. Gromit (a dog) finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue. Written by Rob Hartill

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From the Oscar-winning creator of Creature Comforts and A Grand Day Out. See more »


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Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Calças Erradas  »

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Sound Mix:

(as Dolby Stereo)


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The headline of Gromits paper at the beginning reads "Moon Cheese Shares Soar". Mostly likely a reference to A Grand Day Out (1989) the original W&G short, in which Wallace and Gromit go to he moon in search of cheese. See more »


When Gromit is in the Techno-Trousers and painting the ceiling of the spare room (upside down), Wallace backs out into the upstairs hallway and bumps into Feathers. Feathers is not there until Wallace bumps into where he is supposed to be standing. See more »


Wallace: Cracking toast, Gromit!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits sequence, the Techno-Trousers walk down the street, still stuck in a dustbin. The sun sets until the sequence fades to black. See more »


Spoofs Topkapi (1964) See more »


How Much is that Doggie in the Window
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The short that proves one shouldn't let one's spare room to unfamiliar penguins without excellent references!
18 December 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This marvelous short won the Academy Award and is the best of the series, though all so far have been delightful! The praise heaped on Wallace and Gromit has been vast and well-deserved, so my additions are gilding the lily, but I'll still say something. The Wrong Trousers is funny, sad, insightful and just plain mad, frequently all at once. If there's any justice, they will remain in print in perpetuity. Most recommended.

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