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The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  17 December 1993 (USA)
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.


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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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Did You Know?


When Wallace is scaling the museum in his Techno-Trousers, we briefly see his feet reflected in a window. They were actually magnets painted green. See more »


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 »


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 »


Referenced in 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) See more »


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Tenants, Trousers & Trains!
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the second in a series of three short BBC programs featuring a man and his dog. With a full-length feature film that came out a dozen years later (just recently in 2005). Wallace & Gromit is now far better-known. But, to those of us who "discovered" W&G back in the mid-to-late '90s, they were a fun pair we enjoyed in these three 30-minute shows.

"The Wrong Trousers" is best at the end with a very funny chase scene inside a toy train set. Earlier, Wallace, the inventor, is trying to invent a pair of remote-controlled trousers. He's a bit short on money so he rents out a room in house. The lodger prefer Gromit's room. Gromit is Wallace's pet dog. The dog is literally put out in the dog house, and is not happy about this.

In a crazy series of events, the tenant - an evil penguin - gets Wallace inadvertently involved in a jewel heist and Gromit has to come to the rescue. It's very silly but the unique animated cinematography helps make this a winner.

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