Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers (1993)




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

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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Critic Reviews for Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (2)

Takes a far more conventional, three-act Hollywood approach to its story.

February 6, 2009 | Full Review…

The technique employed (camera placement and movement, editing, and lighting) are as carefully employed as in any live-action film.

September 29, 2008 | Full Review…

Wet yourself funny. Just priceless.

October 27, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

An irresistable charmer.

December 4, 2002 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers

It was ok but their other film was much better than this one.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

the whole plot and characters are all fantastic to watch and it was cleverly thought out even though its not my favorite wallace and gromit movie it still is fantastic as usual

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

How could I not be a fan of Wallace & Grommit when they were created just a few miles from where I live and grew up. Nick Park is a huge talent and he's certainly corned the market on this kind of animation.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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