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The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Wallace lets out his spare room to a penguin. The penguin and Gromit, Wallace's dog, immediately don't see eye-to-eye. Meanwhile, Wallace has invented a giant pair of robotic trousers, designed to take Gromit for walks.

Director:

Nick Park
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The concept for The Wrong Trousers came from the Alec Guiness film "The Lavender Hill Mob", where the lodger is not all that he appears. See more »

Goofs

During the train chase, Feathers McGraw fired his revolver 7 times without reloading. Most revolvers only carry 6 rounds. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: [ineffectually trying to get his new lodger, the penguin, not to stay in Gromit's room] Look... there's something I've got to tell you. It's, erm... no pets. Does that suit you?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits sequence, we see the Techno-Trousers in silhouette. See more »

Alternate Versions

On children's television network, Sprout, all scenes of Feathers McGraw handling a pistol got removed in the Sprout airing. Half of the train scene was also removed in the airing due to Feathers McGraw shooting at Gromit. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Mirror (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

How Much is that Doggie in the Window
Written by Bob Merrill
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User Reviews

 
Who knew?
13 March 2000 | by SSmith-5See all my reviews

If you had told me that sitting for 30 minutes watching bits of clay would be entertaining, I would have said you were mad.

But you would have been right.

Thanks, Nick Park, for making this old man feel like a kid again.


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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Trousers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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