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A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Adventure | 18 May 1990 (USA)
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.


Nick Park


Nick Park
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »




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


A Bank Holiday is coming up and Wallace and his dog Gromit are looking for something to do. Their plans are interrupted when they discover that they are out of cheese. In a moment of inspiration, Wallace decides to combine the two and travel to a natural source of cheese: the moon. Written by grantss

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


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Did You Know?


Aardman Animations took on Nick Park in 1985, before he had finished A Grand Day Out. He worked on it part time while still being funded by the National Film and Television School. See more »


Wallace paints the same part of the rocket twice. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) See more »

User Reviews

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,


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18 May 1990 (USA) See more »

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