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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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From the makers of Chicken Run. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

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

Quotes

Wallace: [upon falling through the trap door into the techno-trousers, instead of his normal trousers] It's the wrong trousers! The wrong trousers!
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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

On children's television network, Sprout, all scenes of Feathers McGraw handling a gun is removed. Half of the train scene is removed due to Feathers McGraw shooting at Gromit. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

How Much is that Doggie in the Window
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"The Wrong Trousers" is filmmaking history that may never be paralleled
9 September 2001 | by SwingBattaSee all my reviews

Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993): Calling this delightful and hilarious Oscar-winning masterpiece (brought to us by Nick Park, co-director of "Chicken Run," one of my all-time favorite films) the best claymation short ever is a lot like saying that someone just bought the best vehicle from a used car lot, so I'll go ahead and call this the best animated short ever, which it definitely is. No questions asked. It's brilliantly shot, paced, scripted, directed...to paraphrase Mary Poppins, it's practically perfect in every way. You can't help but fall in love with every single character on the screen, from our always-lovable cheese-loving inventor and his loyal canine companion to even the devious jewel-thieving penguin Feathers McGraw (the subject of the bestselling "Have You Seen This Chicken?" T-shirts). They are so well-rounded that Feathers nearly steals the show; it's impossible to keep a straight face at the sight of a penguin nervously wiping sweat from his brow, disguising himself as a chicken and firing a revolver, all while wearing the same stolid expression in his little peppercorn-black eyes. The wild train ride near the conclusion is a breathtaking segment that will never be topped by any other animation studio in this millennium or the next. I cannot recommend this work of genius enough. If you find anything whatsoever to dislike about it, I suggest seeking professional help immediately. Otherwise, pop this into your video or DVD player, put your feet up and watch this piece of animated history unfold before your very eyes. 10/10


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