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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

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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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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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Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Park's favourite of the Wallace & Gromit films. See more »

Goofs

During the train chase Gromit and Wallace cross McGraw's way Gromit puts a segment over the existing track. It's clear when the carriages between Gromit and Wallace pass that the new track is on top of the old one rather than a cross-track piece. After Wallace snatches the locomotive, McGraw left on a little platform on 4 wheels goes smoothly over the new crossing rather than "tripping" over the crossing rails on top of his track. Even after McGraw makes a turn and reveals the crossing behind for 2 frames you can see the new rails are still lying on top of his track. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: [to Feathers McGraw] Good grief. It's you. Now, get me out of those trousers.
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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 »

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The Honors March
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Written by John Philip Sousa
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28 March 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This is a touching story . When Gromit found himself second to Wallace's affection I thought my heart would break . Poor Gromit , poor poor Gromit as he packs his bags and leaves the house my heart was breaking and the tears were flowing down my cheeks .

Did I mention that Gromit is a plasticine dog in an animated movie ? No ? Believe me I'm not some bleeding heart animal loving do gooder - I'm a very prolific IMDb reviewer perhaps the most cynical one on this site and I was totally moved and entertained by this animated film . If I enjoyed it how can anyone else not enjoy it ?

THE WRONG TROUSERS is the second and best of the Wallace & Gromit shorts . As with Nick Parks other work the animation where animals have idiosyncratic humanized personalities is superb but its the script co- written by Park and former DOCTOR WHO scriptwriter Bob Baker that is so enjoyable . The plotting and character interaction makes it touching and exciting and even this childless cynic enjoyed every single moment of it

If you're a parent and are wondering how to keep the kids quiet for over an hour maybe you should show them an episode from the new DOCTOR WHO series followed by THE WRONG TROUSERS . If that doesn't work as family entertainment nothing will


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