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A Grand Day Out (1989)

Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

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Nick Park

Writer:

Nick Park
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)
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Storyline

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese. Written by Rob Hartill

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From the Oscar-winning creator of Creature Comforts. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grand Day Out See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, A Grand Day Out lost, ironically to another one of Nick Park's creations, Creature Comforts (1989). See more »

Goofs

When rushing to get in the ship the first time, Wallace kicks away the paint-stained ladder, which falls to the ground as they take off. Yet when they land on the moon, they use the same paint-stained ladder to get in and out of the ship. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wallace: Eeh, these bank holidays. It's a problem to decide. Tell you what, Gromit lad!
[Gromit suddenly awakens]
Wallace: Let's have a nice hot cup of tea, hmm?
[walks out of the room]
Wallace: Kettle should've boiled by now.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, we see the ball which Wallace kicked continuing to float upwards. See more »

Alternate Versions

On children's television network, Sprout, scene of the cooker igniting the rocket has been heavily edited. The cooker climbs into the rocket, but we do not see him breaking a pipe, spilling rocket fuel, nor lighting the matches, igniting the rocket. The rocket just blasts off with no explanation. See more »

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Followed by A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) See more »

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Great Short Film, Very Well Done
22 August 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See all my reviews

Wallace And Gromit are excellent! The film is great, it's got some excellent comedy in the film. The story is a quite odd one, but nonetheless it's great. You can't take a short film like this seriously, it's all in good fun.

I think Nick Park and his crew did an excellent job with this film. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone and everyone, besides, it's only 20 minutes or so. After you watch this film, be sure to check out the other Wallace and Gromit films. If you really like this film and the others, be sure to check out "Chicken Run". Hope you enjoy the film, thanks for reading,

-Chris


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