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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.

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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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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 »

Goofs

The packaging of the Crackers packets change color between being moved from the kitchen into the rocket. When upstairs, the packets are orange and the "Crackers" writing has white text against a black background. Before take-off, it is black writing against a gray background. See more »

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[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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On the end credits, a framed photograph of Wallace and Gromit changes from time to time, with the stars as a backdrop. See more »

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Spin-off Wallace & Gromit Fun Pack (1996) See more »

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Great short with interesting concepts
13 December 2001 | by See 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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