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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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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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Trivia

Gromit's birthday is February 12, indicated by the circling of the number 12 on the calendar and the month only having 29 days (it is also leap year). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[last lines]
Wallace: Ah, but I do like a bit of gorgonzola!
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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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Referenced in Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: The Last Resort (2009) See more »

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The Honors March
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Written by John Philip Sousa
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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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