Up 763 this week

Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (2002)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Comedy  -  15 October 2002 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,121 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

Wallace and Gromit try out a number of their latest inventions which rarely work as planned.


(segment), (segment), 5 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 06 May 2011
a list of 3338 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Jun 2012
a list of 617 titles
created 22 Jan 2013
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (Video 2002)

Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (Video 2002) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions.

User Polls


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2010.

Directors: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, and 5 more credits »
Creature Comforts America (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

U.S. version of the popular animated U.K series about animals who talk about various aspects of everyday life.

Stars: Julie Dove, The Great American Public, June Diane Raphael
Rex the Runt (1998–2001)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A surreal claymation series about Rex, a flat purple dog, and his equally odd friends. Rex and co. realize that they are being watched on the telly, so they feel compelled to have ... See full summary »

Stars: Elisabeth Hadley, Steve Box, Andrew Franks
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus
Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series 1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Wallace and Gromit is a British stop-motion comedy animation. Created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations, the series consists of four short films and a feature-length film. The series ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Goleszowski, Peter Lord, and 1 more credit »
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Part 1 of a two-part documentary on the Wallace & Gromit feature film, this segment takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Aardman Animation and the development of the Wallace and Gromit characters.

Director: Jacob Sager Weinstein
Stars: Nick Park, Steve Box
Morph (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

With the help of his trusted dodo Polly, the Pirate Captain presents fun-loving and hilarious tips and advice on pirating. Learn how to remember where you buried your treasure, the secrets ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Grace
Stars: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant


Credited cast:
Wallace (voice)


Wallace and Gromit try out a number of their latest inventions which rarely work as planned.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

15 October 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Magnifika mackapärer  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Brahms's Lullaby
Composed by Johannes Brahms
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonderful little festive treats!
3 January 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In a series of very short films, Wallace the inventor demonstrates his newest inventions to his faithful dog Gromit. Some are useful but more often than not they cause more trouble than they're worth. Trouble that usually has to be remedied by Gromit.

Who doesn't like W&G? For at least three Christmas times on the BBC we had a new 30 minute film from them that was always wonderful but now I understand they are working on a full length film they haven't been making them for the BBC anymore. Happily Christmas 2002 was different as they made a series of very short (3 minutes generally) films to be shown randomly throughout the BBC1 schedule. I wasn't able to see all of them but saw a few.

Generally they are clever, witty and to the point - a western-style stand-off between a cracker hoover and Gromit was a nice touch, and there are other examples in each short or their unique touches. It's always pleasing to hear Sallis as Gromit - I enjoy Last of the Summer Wine and Wallace just reminds me so much of Sallis' character in that.

I don't know where you are able to see these shorts. I suspect they will be made into a 30 minute video for sale or will turn up as extras on the DVD of the feature length movie at a later stage. By themselves they are just about worth trying to find - but at 3 minutes they'll be tricky. However spread over the Christmas schedule these were quite refreshing little treats.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Video release? Perdicus
Best to Worst MortimerRandolph
The Green Van phil-671

Contribute to This Page