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Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions 

Wallace and Gromit try out a number of their latest inventions which rarely work as planned.

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Peter Sallis
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Peter Sallis ...  Wallace 10 episodes, 2002
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Wallace and Gromit try out a number of their latest inventions which rarely work as planned.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnifika mackapärer See more »

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Aardman Animations See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the short "Turbo Diner," thee previously exploded Autochef can be seen in the dining room. See more »

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Featured in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 4 (2010) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Traditional tune, lyrics by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore
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Wallace's Great - And Very Humorous - Inventions
1 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I've always gotten a kick out of Wallace's inventions to this collection of 10 two-minute "shorts" was great fun for me. Each one is about a different invention. Most of them, if not all, had flaws but they also worked pretty darn well, too. Regardless, all of them were fun. I laughed at things I saw in all 10 of them.

Not only was the humor outstanding but the DVD picture was great, too, and I used the subtitles to further enjoy listening to the many British expressions our Mad Inventor uses. I just loved everything about this.

Apparently, many of these little stories were made before these two animated characters became famous, first in Britain and now worldwide.

I wouldn't know where the start in picking out my favorites but the first one, with Gromit showing his goaltender skills, was tough to beat. In all of these, Wallace's comments and Gromit's expressions are priceless.

If you own the "Wallace & Gromit Three Major Adventures" DVD, don't pass up these bonus feature.


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