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The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

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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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17 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers  »

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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

When Wallace is being dressed by the machine in the morning, it puts his sleeves on first, then his shirt and cardigan combination. When Gromit is sitting in the seat later, the machine puts on the shirt and cardigan first and the sleeves afterwards. See more »

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[Wallace has fallen into the techno-trousers and, thanks to Feathers McGraw controlling them, sent Wallace rampaging about town before returning him home to bed, tired]
Wallace: A good doze, that's what I need. Get me strength back. What a... What a shocking calam... calam... calamity...
[falls asleep, snoring]
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During the opening credits sequence, we see the Techno-Trousers in silhouette. See more »

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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #43.9 (2012) See more »

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree
Written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
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The short that proves one shouldn't let one's spare room to unfamiliar penguins without excellent references!
18 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This marvelous short won the Academy Award and is the best of the series, though all so far have been delightful! The praise heaped on Wallace and Gromit has been vast and well-deserved, so my additions are gilding the lily, but I'll still say something. The Wrong Trousers is funny, sad, insightful and just plain mad, frequently all at once. If there's any justice, they will remain in print in perpetuity. Most recommended.


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