Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers

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An endearing and meticulous showcase of stop-motion animation, The Wrong Trousers also happens to be laugh-out-loud funny.



Total Count: 25


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Movie Info

The second short film to feature the claymation antics of eccentric inventor Wallace and his dog Gromit, The Wrong Trousers sees the duo become unwitting accomplices to a jewel theft. The trouble begins when, struggling to make ends meet, Wallace decides to take in a boarder - a mysterious penguin. At first, Wallace and his new tenant get along famously; indeed, the penguin forces Gromit out of his room and into the doghouse, literally. However, the bird is not what he seems: Gromit discovers that the penguin is actually the infamous burglar Feathers McGraw. Feathers has his eye on Wallace's most recent invention -- a pair of mechanical trousers that can be programmed to automatically walk on their own -- believing the device will help him steal a world-famous diamond at the local museum. When Feathers traps Wallace inside the trousers, Gromit must find a way to stop the malicious penguin and save his friend. This Oscar-winner for "Best Animated Short" works both as a hilarious parody of film noir and as an exciting, action-packed adventure in its own right, combining skillful visual design and superb animation with inventive, witty storytelling.


Peter Sallis
as Wallace

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  • May 05, 2013
    Very funny--this series is always worth checking out.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2012
    I loved the British humour, it's just so amazingly hilarious, gotta love the British. The animation was top of the notch plus the voice acting was superb. I don't mind watching it over and over again because of it's hilarity.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2011
    What separates the Wrong Trousers from other TV shorts is that this is a story with humor, instead of just humor with a story.
    Bram S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    It was ok but their other film was much better than this one.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer

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