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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. 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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From the makers of Chicken Run. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The museum not only features a penguin Stone Age family, but also has "Gromit" Mummies and a "Wallace" Knight. In fact, all the items in the museum bear either Gromit, Wallace or penguin resemblances. See more »

Goofs

When the robot claw on the end of the long metal rope emerges from the motorcycle helmet on Wallace's head, it is clear that it is far too large and there is far too much metal rope to fit inside the helmet together with his head. See more »

Quotes

[It's Gromit's birthday]
Wallace: [lying in bed, jabbing the breakfast buzzer] It's my turn for breakfast this morning, Gromit.
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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 The music the penguin is playing to annoy Gromit has been replaced by organ music.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

Featured in A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Wallace & Gromit Theme
(uncredited)
Performed by Platinum Themes Pro
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cracking good story
4 September 2001 | by Markc65See all my reviews

The best film of the Wallace and Gromit trilogy, and one of the greatest films, period. Nick Park and the animators at Aardman are some true talents and gifted storytellers. Nick Park has made some great clay stop motion cartoons before, such as Creature Comforts, but with The Wrong Trousers he really topped himself. The technical aspects of the movie are amazing. The noirish lighting, the attention to detail, the small jokes in the background, the camera compositions and the fluid animation (it doesn't have that herky-jerky look of most clay animated films) are awe-inspiring by themselves, but combined with such a witty story and appealing characters the result is something that truly deserves to be called a classic.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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