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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.

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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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Winner of the 1993 Academy Award for Best Animated Short. 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:

Wallace & Gromit: 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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Trivia

The filmmakers of Toy Story (1995) have indicated in interviews that the moving-van chase scene at the end of the film was partially inspired by the toy train chase scene from this film. The Pixar animators considered the toy train sequence to have set a standard for action which they had to surpass in this full-length computer animated film. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning Gromit is pours a cup of tea, the teacup is in front of him. When he returns to the table the cup is much further away from the teapot. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: They're techno-trousers, ex-NASA, fantastic for walkies!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits sequence, we see the Techno-Trousers in silhouette. 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 The music the penguin is playing to annoy Gromit has been replaced by organ music.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 »


Soundtracks

The Honors March
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
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a modern classic
26 December 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In my opinion, Wallace & Gromit are to modern animation what Bugs Bunny was to classic cartoons: they truly set the standards. Following "Creature Comforts", Nick Park made "The Wrong Trousers". W&G take in a penguin as a boarder, and the little guy soon becomes Wallace's favorite. Gromit decides to leave, but then it turns out that this is no ordinary penguin.

I think that my favorite scene was Wallace "walking" around in the trousers; they must have had fun filming that scene. Watching these cartoons, one can see that "Chicken Run" was coming eventually. All in all, this is a cartoon that you can't afford to miss. Perfect.


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