Wallace & Gromit: Incredible Adventures of

Wallace & Gromit: Incredible Adventures of

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Cast: Nick Park

     
 

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Spend some quality time with absent-minded inventor Wallace and his mildly embarrassed dog Gromit with this DVD release, which compiles three award-winning short subjects from animator Nick Park, who later created the hit comedy Chicken Run. In A Grand Day Out, Wallace runs out of cheese and discovers the neighborhood cheese shop is closed for a holiday. HeSee more details below

Overview

Spend some quality time with absent-minded inventor Wallace and his mildly embarrassed dog Gromit with this DVD release, which compiles three award-winning short subjects from animator Nick Park, who later created the hit comedy Chicken Run. In A Grand Day Out, Wallace runs out of cheese and discovers the neighborhood cheese shop is closed for a holiday. He figures, logically enough, that since the moon is made of cheese, it must be the place to go, so he throws together a spaceship to make the trip. The Wrong Trousers finds Wallace inventing a pair of "techno-trousers" that can take Gromit for a walk without Wallace being bothered. In order to help pay for his new gizmo, Wallace decides to take in a boarder, who turns out to be a penguin with a crooked streak who uses the high-tech pants as part of a jewel heist. Finally, Wallace and Gromit open a window-washing service in A Close Shave, and Wallace soon falls in love with one of his customers, one Miss Wendolene Ramsbottom, whose shop sells wool for knitting. However, Gromit suspects that Wendolene's dog Preston is up to no good -- he is padding his mistress' profits by rustling sheep! The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit is also available in a version dubbed into Spanish.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Amy Robinson
Beautiful clay animation, witty storytelling, and richly detailed, colorful images distinguish this beloved trilogy of tales from acclaimed British animator Nick Park. Low-key hero Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) is an amiable dreamer who creates elaborate timesaving machines, while his practical canine counterpart, Gromit, is always on hand to do the actual work. A shifty penguin uses a pair of pants to entangle our duo in a jewel heist in The Wrong Trousers. In A Close Shave, Gromit is framed for sheep rustling during a wool shortage. And a trip to the moon to sample lunar cheese is the basis for A Grand Day Out. Technological devices that are being misused or have run amuck constantly threaten the picturesque, easygoing alternate universe the pair inhabits, and this results in the hilarious adventures found in this collection of Academy Award-winning animated shorts.
New York Times - Stephen Holden
Rube Goldberg himself couldn't have improved on the elaborate contraptions that Wallace, an eccentric English inventor who is one-half of the claymation duo, Wallace and Gromit, has devised to make their home a gadget fanatic's dream house.
Time Magazine - Richard Corliss
Stop-motion animation, in which each character and prop made of clay or plastic must be adjusted 24 times for every second of film, is a technique that requires a masochistic devotion. [Nick] Park has that and more: a storyteller's genius for incident and personality.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2001
UPC:
0794051151025
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:21:00

Special Features

Includes all three Wallace & Gromit shorts: Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, and A Close Shave. Audio commentary on each film by animator Nick Park and his creative team; behind-the-scenes featurettes; Wallace & Gromit scrapbook; trailers; bios; English Dolby Digital Stereo audio track.

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Technical Credits
Nick Park Animator

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Scene Index

Side #1--
0. Scene Selection
1. No Cheese Gromit [2:26]
2. Rocket Construction [4:39]
3. Blast Off [4:01]
4. The Moon Landing [2:17]
5. Skiing Cooker [5:07]
6. Emergency Countdown [4:10]
0. The Wrong Trousers
0. Scene Selection
1. Fantastic for Walkies [5:23]
2. The New Lodger [3:06]
3. In the Dog House [2:56]
4. Techno Trouser Test [2:32]
5. Dogtective [4:06]
6. Diamond Heist [5:28]
7. The Chase [2:49]
8. Canned! [2:27]
0. Scene Selection
1. Porridge Today [3:44]
2. Wash 'n' Go [4:18]
3. Knit -O-matic [3:43]
4. Framed [3:30]
5. Gromit Arrested! [3:05]
6. Shear Heroism [4:40]
7. A Close Shave [4:18]
8. Not Even Wensleydale? [2:30]

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