Top 10 Wallace & Gromit moments

Did someone say ‘cheese’? Out of those four stop motion animated shorts, and one movie that made these guys win Oscar awards thanks to Nick Park and Steve Box, these are the top 10 Wallace and Gromit moments that they ever did.

10. Stopping the Bomb in “A Matter of Loaf & Death”. Right at the climax where the baker murderer is revealed, they also found out that a bomb was used as an act of revenge. After references to “Ghost”, “Aliens” & some Bruce Lee movies, Wallace accidentally had the bomb at the back of his pants. Gromit & Fluffles had no choice but to have his pants stuffed up with dough. After that, you should’ve seen his butt!!

9. The Large Female Rabbit Dummy in “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. By making sure to catch that were-rabbit, Wallace and Gromit used a large female rabbit dummy to lure it as a trap. Gromit was controlling it like a marionette at the bottom, as how it was at the top of their automobile. It was very cheeky on how the Gromit did the dances for that lady dummy just before they got to a small tunnel by accident.

8. Picnic on the Moon in “A Grand Day Out”. Can you imagine if you were eating actual moon cheese? Where there is actually air you can breathe on the moon? Wallace and Gromit had a lovely picnic that is out of this world as they were the first to taste moon cheese, and have a picnic too. Gromit didn’t like it, but Wallace sure did while avoiding that coin operations moon robot in which was interested in skiing.

7. The Diamond Heist in “The Wrong Trousers”. Tom Cruise would never accomplish on something like this. With the penguin thief hijacking the techno-trousers, and having a sleeping Wallace in it, his despicable plan was to steal a big diamond that a local museum had that is worth a lot of money. Like playing the arcade crane game, the only issues were those laser tripwires that he had to avoid on.

6. Saving the Sheep in “A Close Shave”. After Gromit was falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he was then rescued by Wallace, Shaun, and the rest of the sheep that he set free. They worked together to bring Preston to justice. Gromit soars in the skies with his sidecar turned airplane, armed with porridge mix, as Wallace arranges the sheep to be in right formation on his motorcycle while driving down country roads.

5. Big Bread Baking Business in “A Matter of Loaf & Death”. Carlos from “Cake Boss” would laugh at this, if he is ever a fan. By having their house built as bread baking windmill, I love for how Gromit did the icing on the cake as he woke up Wallace by using a water balloon to drop on him. Especially on how he was getting dressed up hilariously, as how they delivered their baked goods in their neighborhood.

4. Say Hello to Shaun in “A Close Shave”. Before Wallace and Gromit got themselves deep in sheep in their home, Shaun was the very first in the very beginning after he escaped from Preston’s big green truck. By eating so much on what they have in their house, it was no wonder he chewed through the cords that made Wallace’s porridge breakfast to have him pinned to the walls. Hilarious than food fights in films.

3. Building the Rocket in “A Grand Day Out”. In desperate need of cheese, they decided to go someplace on vacation where there is cheese. Their destination? Same place for where Princess Kaguya was from before being set down in Japan. The Moon. So after Wallace did some blueprints, he decides to built the homemade rocket with the help of Gromit. Big enough for two, & orange all over, they actually did it.

2. The Bun-Vac 6000 in “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. If you have a multiple rabbit pest problem, this is your answer. By grabbing much of those rabbits at Tottington Hall, it also accidentally took Victor Quartermaine’s toupee by accident including Victor. It made me laugh when he was getting sucked in the ground like Bugs Bunny making his entrance. And how he accidentally took a black rabbit instead.

1. The Toy Train Chase in “The Wrong Trousers”. Taking the number 1# spot on the list is my very first train chase I ever saw as a infant. By trying to stop that penguin thief, before he would get away, they all get on-board a model toy train as Gromit used his super speedy spare track skills to catch that thief after separation. Luckily for our heroes, they made a big finish as that greedy fat penguin takes the bottle.

Do you agree with my picks? Which are your favourite Wallace and Gromit moments?

Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

This was the final time Peter Sallis was Wallace in this, before his retirement in 2010, as he died of old age in 2017. Besides, after the release of that ‘Were-Rabbit’, I don’t think their very short cartoon episodes of ‘Cracking Contraptions’ were that good enough. Thumbs down on those. But this here, a thumbs up,

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Nick Park didn’t do anymore stop motion animated movies until he did “Early Man” ten years later.

I saw this on TV channel Teletoon in October of 2011 months before that TV channel Teletoon became obtuse as how YTV did in Canada.

So in this last adventure of Wallace and Gromit, instead of window washing, or catching rabbits again, they were in the baking bread business. As they would deliver them door to door. During their business, they got themselves in a murder mystery as a woman who was once an icon, was stalking bread bakers and murdering them.

Gromit was on the case, as a Wallace was suspicious of that woman until he found out about the truth. During the mystery, Gromit was in love with a lady’s poodle named Fluffles who joined them when the movie was over.

I can’t tell you how they stopped her, cause well, that would be telling now wouldn’t it? So 9.5 out of 10 stars is what I give. Besides, you should’ve seen the references to such movies we know of.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

At the 78th Academy Awards, there were three animated movies going for Best Animated Feature Film. This by Nick Park and Steve Box, Hayao Miyazaki on “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and Tim Burton on “Corpse Bride”.

Both this and “Howl’s Moving Castle” showed a moral on what we need to know about. While we are facing a spell or a curse, there would have to be a certain way to break it. Otherwise, you’d be stuck like that forever. Which was why “Howl’s Moving Castle” was in 2nd place that I didn’t mind, as this won the Oscar award for Best Animated Feature Film. Nick Park and Steve Box totally deserved it, as they were so happy.

Wallace, the cheese loving inventor, and Gromit, his doggy companion had amazing adventures. Going to the moon and back to Earth because of cheese to taste, stopping bad guys such as a robotic dog and a penguin criminal, and saving sheep before they can become dog food. In their first full length animated movie, it was worth the adventure. Besides, I remember watching this with my family in theatres for the first time.

In their full length adventure, the whole neighbourhood for where Wallace and Gromit live, were getting ready for a giant vegetable competition. Being held at a rich lady’s place, the grand prize was a 24 carat golden carrot trophy. The only problem was, while getting ready for that event, were the rabbits as pests. So Wallace and Gromit provided a humane pest control business, protecting the townspeople’s vegetables. They capture them alive.

During their business, while Gromit was getting ready for that event also, Wallace needed to eat healthy as he was on a diet. So instead of working out, he built a mind control machine to brainwash the rabbits. To make them eat cheese instead of veggies, as he would eat veggies to loose weight on his diet. Unfortunately, they caused a big mistake to bring a big curse.

A garden guzzling beast was on the loose. And that garden guzzling beast….is a were-rabbit. So like a werewolf, instead of turning into a wolf, that person would turn into a giant furry rabbit whenever the moon is full. As it would eat nothing but a lot of vegetables. While transforming, there can be the bucktooth teeth, furry hands, powder puff tail, a ton of fur, large feet, and the long ears. The were-rabbit can be half the size of those small houses in London, UK. And can dig a lot while it eats your veggies from below the ground like those four monster worms from “Tremors”.

During the whole story, what made this movie famous are two stars. Besides Peter Sallis and Geraldine McEwan, Ralph Fiennes was the bad guy who wanted to kill the monster, as the rich lady was portrayed by Tim Burton’s wife, Helena Bonham Carter.

I can’t tell you how they broke the curse, like for what happened in “Howl’s Moving Castle”, cause well, that would be telling now, wouldn’t it? Besides, 2005 was the big year for Helena when she took on three roles. This as the rich lady, the voice of portraying the corpse bride, and the mother of the poor but lucky boy in the 2005 film adaption, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

So I give this 9.5 out of 10 stars as how I did with “Howl’s Moving Castle”.

Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave (1995)

By winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (again), thanks to stop motion animation director Nick Park, it’s all about saving sheep no matter what.

Wallace, the cheese living inventor, and Gromit, his doggy companion run a window washing cleaning service. By having a sheep named Shaun to enter their house, they together get themselves to stop sheep rustlers as a big dog named Preston was taking control. For his big business on turning them into dog food.

Gromit was framed by Preston, so Wallace and Shaun with hungry sheep had to help him escape, tell the truth, and put an end to Preston’s business. The shockingly part of this, was that the dog was real on the outside, but on the inside, Preston was actually a robot. He was meant to be for good, but Preston malfunctioned and became pure evil. (It was way, way before we found out about Terminators. Cyborgs in disguise as humans).

But Preston got what he deserved when he was crushed by a mincing machine. Sheep were set free including Shaun, Preston was remodelled again to be a remote controlled dog, thanks to Wallace, as Gromit was finally exonerated.

So a success, 9.5 out of 10 stars is what I give. In conclusion, throughout the whole movie, Wallace was love with a wool shopkeeper named Wendolene Ramsbottom (portrayed by Anne Reid). Unfortunately, she was allergic to cheese as it gives her a rash. I didn’t knew about that until years later. While some people can be allergic to cheese and other dairy products that causes their allergic symptoms to ignite, I’ve known a few that can gives them diarrhea. Just like the toilet scene from “White Chicks”.

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993)

By winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Nick Park totally deserved it. For his new Wallace and Gromit adventure shows all about trusting someone you care for, and no one else. Just as long as you don’t get into trouble.

Wallace the cheese loving inventor, was facing with debts to pay and so forth while Gromit, his doggy companion was aware of what he built. Techno trousers. Ex-NASA. Able to walk by itself, as it can take you to walk up on the ceiling.

After a penguin decided to stay with them, because of an extra room for rent, it caused Gromit much grief so he decided to run away from home. But what they didn’t know, that the penguin named Feathers McGraw can not only disguise himself as a chicken, but is a wanted criminal. The penguin hijacked the techno trousers, and used Wallace to steal a big diamond from a museum in central London.

Gromit came to save the day. And you should’ve seen the climax. The model train scene was what my brothers and I as infants loved on, as it made us smile. Feathers McGraw became stuck in a milk bottle, had the diamond safe at last, as both Wallace and Gromit brought the diamond back to the police, and Feathers McGraw behind bars at a zoo.

The reward money definitely paid off their debts as they do not want to trust anymore lodgers. So for a success, 9.5 out of 10 stars is what I give.

What about the techno trousers that the penguin hijacked? After having it in the trash, it slipped out and walked away in the sunset by itself while no one was looking.

Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out (1989)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, this was how I began to love Wallace and Gromit. My brothers and I were infants when we saw this movie on VHS. Thanks to stop motion animation director Nick Park.

A cheese loving inventor named Wallace and his doggy companion named Gromit were planning on where to travel. By having themselves tea and crackers with cheese as a snack, they found out that they were out of cheese. So instead of going someplace where there is cheese, they went to one place that is ‘out of this world’. And they say that place is made out of cheese.

The same place where Princess Kaguya was, before being sent to Japan on Earth, and then back home again. Centuries later, the Apollo 11 landing. THE MOON.

After building an orange rocket ship, and a flight all the way to the moon, the cheese that they had on the moon was tremendous. Wallace loved it, but Gromit wasn’t so sure. There was air on the surface of the Moon btw; but as of today since the Apollo 11 moon landing, no air. And without oxygen, you’d drop dead in seconds.

During their stay, they found a coin operated robot who wanted to return to Earth, and give it a shot in skiing. It did steal bits of their stuff, as how it damaged their rocket, but it did found the things that thing need as it decided to stay on the moon, and do skiing itself.

So for a success, 9.5 out of 10 stars is what I give.