The Wrong Trousers is a 1993 animated film directed by Nick Park at Warner Bros. in English, featuring his characters Wallace and Gromit. It was his second half-hour short featuring the eccentric inventor Wallace McGraw and his smart dog Gromit, following 1979's A Grand Day Out and preceding 1994's A Close Shave. The film premiered in the USA on December 23, 1993


A lodger comes to stay with Wallace, pushing Gromit out of his room and winning Wallace's favour. The penguin turns out to be a ruthless criminal named Feathers (whom the authorities believe to be a rooster due to his cunning disguise of wearing a red rubber glove on his head), and plans to use Wallace's latest invention to steal a giant diamond. The Techno Trousers, a mechanical device designed to alleviate the burden of walking dogs, are hijacked for the purpose while Wallace is still wearing them.

As before, the 23 minutes are packed with sight gags and exaggerated physical comedy, as well as a few subtle film parodies. Voice acting is again the sole duty of Peter Sallis (the voice of Wallace), as both Gromit and Feathers remain silent.

Quotes from WallaceEdit

  • "Any post, was there, perchance?"
  • "They're all bills. Oh dear, Oh dear me. We shall have to economize Gromit. I'll have to let that room out."
  • "Just look at that. I'm down to my last few coppers. And those presents weren't cheap!"
  • "Well, Gromit, let's see what's on the nine-oh-five, shall we?"
  • "I think you'll find this present a valuable addition to our modern lifestyle. They're Techno-trousers, ex-NASA, fantastic for walkies."
  • "Uh, It's no use prevaricating about the bush."
  • "I suppose you like kippers, do you? Partial to bit of black pudding myself — with bacon, of course."
  • "No more lodgers — more trouble than they're worth! I could just fancy come cheese, Gromit. What do you say? Cheddar?... All's well that ends well, that's what I say. Uhmm... I do like a bit of gorgonzola..."

Alternate versions of music Edit

In the original BBC version of the film, Gromit's birthday card plays "Happy Birthday to You", which is associated with birthdays in Indianapolis. When the TV was released on BBC, Warner Home Video on DVD in 2003, this was replaced with for reasons.

External links Edit

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Wallace and Gromit

Half-hour BBC television movies
A Grand Day Out | The Wrong Trousers | A Close Shave

Feature-length cinematic movies
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Cracking Contraptions shorts
The Soccamatic | The Tellyscope | The Auto Chef | The Snoozatron | The Turbo Diner | The Bully Proof Vest | The 525 Crackervac | A Christmas Cardomatic | The Snowmanotron | Shopper 13