- Actors: Nick Park, Peter Sallis
- Format: VHS
- Language: English
- Classification: U
- Studio: BBC
- VHS Release Date: 21 Aug. 1995
- Run Time: 29 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004CODS
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,970 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Wallace And Gromit - The Wrong Trousers [VHS]
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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.
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 ShannonSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The story is very clever, and the wonderful claymation completely enchanted me. It's very droll and sly, often poignant, and really, really funny. Clever Gromit, absent-minded Wallace, and the sinister penguin are comic characters you can enjoy over and over.
This Academy Award-winning 30-minute film can be enjoyed by all ages, and I think adults may laugh even louder than the children.
The second animated feature outing for Wallace & Gromit is that type of animated feature that the kids roar at and the adults nod appreciatively towards. With its low key sense of humour, crime movie homage and scorching attention to detail, it's as good as claymation gets. Structured in simple three tier movie format, Park enjoys dallying with noir like visuals as Julian Nott's music rumbles away like it was a Karloff movie. Then it's into the final quarter where the story hits its menacing peak and Park unleashes a thrilling finale as our illustrious Northerners hurtle around the house on a model train. Brilliant. 9/10
My favourite part of this episode is the train chase scene.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is quite old now, but is funny (if you're that way inclined). Recaptured some humour.Published 7 months ago by Louis Brothnias
Brilliant classic. Never tire of watching it with the grandchildren.Published on 3 Nov. 2014 by Frank McGinn
A classic of its time for its imagination, humour and entertainment value. Great for all the family to enjoy not just the kids.Published on 31 July 2013 by Fred S
Bought for my grandson to watch when he visits. He loves it and I can't count the number of times he has watched it. I love it's gentle sense of humour, ideal for any age.Published on 7 July 2013 by Getting on a bit.