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The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Wallace takes in a new lodger, a devious penguin. Sporting some techno-trousers, the penguin plans a grand theft, a plan that involves putting Wallace in danger.

Director:

Nick Park
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Cast

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

Plasticine animation of Wallace and Gromit, inventors of all manner of useful devices. Gromit (a dog) finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue. Written by Rob Hartill

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From the makers of Chicken Run. See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Trousers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nick Park had to use an orange filter on the end credits sequence so people could read them. He later regretted using that colour. See more »

Goofs

Position of the "Room to Let" sign (next to the blue sign) changes, as Gromit is reading the adverts. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: [as he goes flying around the room] Hang in there, Gromit! Everything's under control!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits sequence, the Techno-Trousers walk down the street, still stuck in a dustbin. The sun sets until the sequence fades to black. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original broadcast version Gromit's birthday card plays "Happy Birthday". When released on DVD it plays "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow". The music the penguin is playing to annoy Gromit has been replaced by organ music. The reason for the music change is due to copyright issues. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Talk
Performed by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
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User Reviews

 
Very funny
22 January 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Together with 'Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave' and 'Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out' this is one of the funniest things I have seen. The clay animation looks great, the stories are very ingenious and the jokes are great. If you get a chance to see this, please do so. You will have a great time.

I guess this one is the best from the three, although 'A Close Shave' comes close. You must see all three of them anyway, so it doesn't really matter.


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