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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 Oscar-winning creator of Creature Comforts and A Grand Day Out. 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:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an effort to get Gromit out of the house, the penguin plays very loud music. One tune is "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" and another is "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" which indicates that he's just been released from prison. 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 »

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 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Honors March
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Written by John Philip Sousa
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highly enjoyable
22 October 2005 | by rebeljennSee all my reviews

'Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers' is a highly enjoyable claymation tale about an inventor man and his dog companion, who happens to be smarter than the man himself. This tale involves a rogue penguin with an evil plan involving Wallace and Gromit and his inventions.

This is a warming tale about friendship and realistic characters, and children are sure to enjoy the imagination behind the story and the claymation and humour. Adults are also sure to love the same on a higher level. It's rare in a film to find a tale enjoyable to both children and adults, but 'The Wrong Trousers' succeeds in this.

This is a charming little short film, and it should be watched and enjoyed by all. Highly recommended.


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