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A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Adventure | 18 May 1990 (USA)
Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director:

Nick Park

Writer:

Nick Park
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)
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Storyline

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese. Written by Rob Hartill

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From the makers of Chicken Run. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grand Day Out See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Park originally wanted to voice Gromit. See more »

Goofs

The packaging of the Crackers packets change color between being moved from the kitchen into the rocket. When upstairs, the packets are orange and the "Crackers" writing has white text against a black background. Before take-off, it is black writing against a gray background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wallace: Eeh, these bank holidays. It's a problem to decide. Tell you what, Gromit lad!
[Gromit suddenly awakens]
Wallace: Let's have a nice hot cup of tea, hmm?
[walks out of the room]
Wallace: Kettle should've boiled by now.
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Crazy Credits

On the end credits, a framed photograph of Wallace and Gromit changes from time to time, with the stars as a backdrop. See more »

Alternate Versions

On children's television network, Sprout, scene of the cooker igniting the rocket has been heavily edited. The cooker climbs into the rocket, but we do not see him breaking a pipe, spilling rocket fuel, nor lighting the matches, igniting the rocket. The rocket just blasts off with no explanation. See more »

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Hilarious...
28 October 2005 | by Polaris_DiBSee all my reviews

"Gromit, we've forgotten the crackers!" Wallace and Gromit are very funny, very cute little claymation characters that go on adventures so that everybody can have a good time. In this short, they go to the moon, because everyone knows it's made out of cheese, and cheese is what they want. When they get there, it's a bit different than they expected, but that doesn't stop them from exploring around and running into a little mischief with a robot thing that happens to be left there (and take Earthling money, too...).

It's quite a charming little duo, this Wallace and Gromit. Wallace is the inventor with a smile on his face and the plans to do whatever he fancies, while Gromit is his concerned protector, chasing after him to make sure his master is okay. The claymation is of the finest sort, with their expressions perfect and a lot of depth to their eyes.

Just remember: don't forget the crackers.

--PolarisDiB


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