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
Winner of the 1993 Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
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Did You Know?
The filmmakers of Toy Story
(1995) have indicated in interviews that the moving-van chase scene at the end of the film was partially inspired by the toy train chase scene from this film. The Pixar animators considered the toy train sequence to have set a standard for action which they had to surpass in this full-length computer animated film. See more
The close-up on the box of spare track segments that Gromit picks up shows that all the segments must be straight. However, Gromit uses these segments to guide the train round a 180 degree curve and to slalom round the legs of the table and chairs. See more
[of the trapdoor that slid him out of bed onto the kitchen chair
Well, that went as well as could be expected, didn't it, hmm? Though I might have to make a small adjustment to the drop, a touch painful on reentry.
During the opening credits sequence, we see the Techno-Trousers in silhouette. See more
Wallace & Gromit Theme
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