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The Wrong Trousers (1993)

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

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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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Winner of the 1993 Academy Award for Best Animated Short. See more »


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Trivia

In an effort to get Gromit out of the house, the penguin plays very loud music. One tune is "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" and another is "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the 'Ole Oaktree" which indicates that he's just been released from prison. See more »

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One of the tiles comes loose when Wallace is walking across the ceiling in the museum. A few seconds later, the tile is flat on the ceiling again. See more »

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[Wallace has fallen into the techno-trousers and, thanks to Feathers McGraw controlling them, sent Wallace rampaging about town before returning him home to bed, tired]
Wallace: A good doze, that's what I need. Get me strength back. What a... What a shocking calam... calam... calamity...
[falls asleep, snoring]
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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 »


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Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree
Written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
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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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