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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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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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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 »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film began production in 1982 as Nick Park's thesis film, with Park himself doing everything. In two years, he had overshot his budget and deadline and only finished ten minutes. In 1985 he scored a job at Aardman Animations and the film was finished around other projects (most notably Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video). See more »

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Wallace paints the same part of the rocket twice. 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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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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