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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.

Director:

Nick Park

Writer:

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

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Cast

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

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 makers of Chicken Run. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gromit was named after the word "grommets", because Nick Park's brother, an electrician, often mentioned them, and Nick liked the sound of the word. See more »

Goofs

The mice that were downstairs in Wallace's house when he was starting to build the rocket, they were gray mice, but when Wallace finishes building the rocket, the mice were now pink. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002) See more »

User Reviews

 
Oh my, this is so funny!
21 June 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

Nick Park has created such funny characters with Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit. This time, they run out of cheese and decide to get it on the moon, as 'everybody knows it's made of cheese'.

They make their own spaceship and finally make it to the moon, where the cheese doesn't really taste like anything and they have an encounter with a local robot, whose secret dream is it to ski (as we see in a lovely dream sequence with the W&G theme playing on the background, loved that!).

This short picture is so funny, I can recommend it to anyone. Maybe not as much though as the even more brilliant 'The Wrong Trousers'... oh heck, what am I talking, watch all the W&G right now! You'll be glad you did.

8/10.


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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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