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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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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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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (USA) See more »

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A Grand Day Out See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The creators made Wallace say "Wensleydale" because it made his face look nice and toothy. What they did not realize was that the cheese factory where Wensleydale cheese is made was on its last legs and was about to declare bankruptcy. Happily, this film's success brought the factory back from the brink. 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

On the end credits, a framed photograph of Wallace and Gromit changes from time to time, with the stars as a backdrop. 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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Spoofs The Guns of Navarone (1961) See more »

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Great short with interesting concepts
13 December 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short was nominated for the Academy Award. It introduces us to Wallace and Gromit. Interestingly, the stars are less appealing than one of the supporting characters: the little whatever-it-is they run into on their jaunt to the moon for cheese. This little critter apparently wants to be Jean-Claude Killy when it grows up. The best parts of a very fine short are with this odd little entity, whatever it happens to be. Fine beginning to a great series that's gotten better as it goes along. Recommended to those few souls who haven't seen it yet.


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