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The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

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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 Oscar-winning creator of Creature Comforts and A Grand Day Out. See more »


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17 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers  »

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Trivia

When Wallace is scaling the museum in his Techno-Trousers, we briefly see his feet reflected in a window. They were actually magnets painted green. See more »

Goofs

When Gromit is in the Techno-Trousers and painting the ceiling of the spare room (upside down), Wallace backs out into the upstairs hallway and bumps into Feathers. Feathers is not there until Wallace bumps into where he is supposed to be standing. See more »

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Wallace: Cracking toast, Gromit!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) See more »

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Wallace & Gromit Theme
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a modern classic
26 December 2005 | by See 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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