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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.


Nick Park
Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)


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 »


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Nick Park had to use an orange filter on the end credits sequence so people could read them. He later regretted using that colour. See more »


During the train chase, Feathers McGraw fired his revolver 7 times without reloading. Most revolvers only carry 6 rounds. See more »


[Feathers has locked Wallace and Gromit in a wardrobe. Gromit hotwires the techo-trousers' wiring and they start marching on the spot, the wardrobe shakes]
Wallace: My goodness, it'll ruin the woodwork!
[the wardrobe is wrenched clear of its bottom and they start moving across the room]
Wallace: Oh! There goes me knotty pine!
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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 pistol got removed in the Sprout airing. Half of the train scene was also removed in the airing due to Feathers McGraw shooting at Gromit. See more »


Featured in The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) See more »


The Honors March
Written by John Philip Sousa
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User Reviews

Who knew?
13 March 2000 | by SSmith-5See all my reviews

If you had told me that sitting for 30 minutes watching bits of clay would be entertaining, I would have said you were mad.

But you would have been right.

Thanks, Nick Park, for making this old man feel like a kid again.

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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations





Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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