Clay-animation master Nick Park deservedly won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Animated Short for this 30-minute masterpiece, in which the good-natured inventor Wallace and his trusty dog, Gromit, return for another grand adventure. It all begins on the morning of Gromit's birthday, when Wallace gives his beloved pooch the gift of his latest invention--a pair of mechanical "techno-trousers" that can be programmed to take Gromit out for walkies while Wallace sits comfortably at home. Gromit's not exactly thrilled with the new gadget, and things go from bad to worse when Wallace rents a room to a new boarder--a rather suspicious-looking penguin--to offset his rising expenses. As it turns out, the penguin's a notorious thief and the amazing techno-trousers provide a foolproof method of pulling off a diamond heist! It's Gromit's big opportunity for canine heroics, and The Wrong Trousers
turns into one of the funniest, most inventive caper-comedies ever made, with an action-packed climax on a speeding miniature train. Will the notorious "Feathers" wind up in jail where he belongs? Will Gromit finally get his due recognition? Watch this amazing marvel of clay animation to see why Wallace & Gromit have become global celebrities--this is comedic ingenuity at its finest. --Jeff Shannon
Nick Park's Oscar-winning animated short following inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his dog, Gromit. Having created a pair of 'Techno Trousers' which are designed to take Gromit out for a walk, Wallace decides to take on a tenant in the form of a penguin named Feathers McGraw to help pay the bills. Little does Wallace know, McGraw is actually a criminal who is planning to re-tune the Techno Trousers in order to pull off a raid. Gromit becomes wise to the penguins antics and it is up to him to save the day.
A superbly animated comic adventure that appeals to all ages.
Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (DVD)