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The scene where Wallace and Gromit try to dispose of the bomb, but can't because there are ducks in a pond out of one window and nuns through another is a reference to the scene in Batman (1966), where Batman, played by Adam West, has similar problems whilst trying to dispose of a bomb.
Early in the film when Wallace is attempting to save Piella, they enter a zoo with a number of posters near the front entrance. One of the posters on the right side is of a 'lost penguin' similar to the one of Feathers McGraw seen in The Wrong Trousers (1993). In the same scene, a ladder can be seen propped up against the inside of the wall to the left of the gate; dangling from it (outside the wall of course) is a rope made from sheets knotted together. This means he has escaped from the Zoo and is presumably still at large.
DVDs or videos in Gromit's room include "Bite Club", "The Bone Identity", "Pup Fiction", "Where Beagles Dare" and "The Dogfather".
First Wallace and Gromit film shot on digital video.
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A tree in front of Piella's house is etched with "F + G," which stands for Fluffles loves Gromit.
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The cardboard box that Fluffles sleeps reads "Meatabix," a play on the cereal Weetabix. Gromit hides in an identical box to spy on Feathers McGraw in The Wrong Trousers (1993).
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Albums in the filing cabinet at the end of the film include "The Hound of Music" and one by a group called "The Beagles" written in a font similar to that used for The Beatles "A Hard Days Night" or "Help", and two by "McFlea" (McFly).
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Fans were able to follow the progress of the production via a video blog at www.wallaceandgromit.com. The blog revealed many of the day to day production techniques at the Aardman studio.
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First Wallace and Gromit film to be rated PG (for "mild comic threat") on home video in the UK. The others were all rated U.
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In this film Gromit reads a book called "Electronic surveillance for Dogs". In The Wrong Trousers (1993) he gained information from a book called "Electronics for Dogs".
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The shoes worn by the main female character all bear the manufacturer label "Poochi."
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Baker Bob, the baker who was killed in the opening scene, was based on Bob Baker, one of the writers of the film.
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Gromit can be seen reading a book called "Electronic Surveillance for Dogs" by B. A. Lert.
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Fluffles owns a single by "Doggy Osmond," a parody of singer Donny Osmond, whose 1971 hit single "Puppy Love" has become his trademark. The lyric "and they called it Puppy Love..." can also be heard sung at the end of the film.
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The box of stuff that Fluffles moves into Wallace and Gromit's house includes, along with a lot of doggy culture, a small Bagpuss.
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References: McFlea = McFly; Meatabix = Weetabix; Citizen Canine = Citizen Kane (1941); The Dogfather = The Godfather (1972); Pup Fiction = Pulp Fiction (1994); The Hound of Music = The Sound of Music (1965)
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First Wallace & Gromit feature to not release on VHS.
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Last Wallace & Gromit feature released before Peter Sallis' death in 2017.
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One of two Wallace & Gromit films to not win an Oscar, the other one being A Grand Day Out (1989).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the final battle between Fluffles and Piella, Fluffles appears in silhouette in the lifter suit in a similar fashion as Sigourney Weaver did in the movie Aliens when fighting the Xenomorph Queen. Also, the ensuing fight between Fluffles and Piella is very reminiscent of that of Aliens.
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At the end of the film when Piella is going down into the crocodile exhibit, Feathers McGraw (the penguin from The Wrong Trousers (1993)) can be seen in another exhibit.
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