The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit parents guide

The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit Parent Guide

Overall A

If you haven't already been introduced to the incredible duo of Wallace and Gromit, than you'll want to track down this DVD featuring British Director Nick Park's first three adventures with the clay animation team of the man-and-his-dog. (Or is it the dog-and-his-man?)

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit rated G? The MPAA rated The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit G

Run Time: 85 minutes

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Parent Movie Review

Nick Park’s hysterical trilogy The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit, introduces us to the lovable clay animated characters of Wallace, an inept British inventor and his intelligent canine companion Gromit.

In A Grand Day Out, the pair is trying to decide where to spend their next vacation. After finding the fridge empty of his favorite snack, Wallace looks out into the starry night and is struck with the solution to both problems: “Everyone knows the moon’s made of cheese.” With the completion of their cozy homemade rocket (built in the basement), dog and master blast off for a holiday of picnicking on the moon. The plot gets out of this world when Wallace unwittingly activates a coin-operated machine that polices the lunar landscape.

Episode Two finds Wallace falling into unexpected peril with The Wrong Trousers. On the same day Gromit is given ex-NASA Techno-Trousers for his birthday (to assist his daily walkies), Wallace rents out a room for extra income. After an intense Hitchcock gaze from the new penguin boarder, Gromit not only finds his room and radio commandeered, but also his mechanical pants. Discovering the penguin has sinister plans, Gromit realizes he is the only pup that can save Wallace—and get himself out of the doghouse.

In the final feature, A Close Shave, the newspaper headlines read “Wool Shortage,” and “More Sheep Rustling.” As coincidence has it, a small lamb escapes a truck, enters the flat of our two heroes, and begins to eat them out of house and home. More than romance is in the air when the mysterious beauty Wendolin (Wallace-ish features donned with wig and blue eye-shadow) hires the pair to clean her wool shop’s front windows. Things go from b-a-a-a-a-d to worse after her dog Preston steals Wallace’s latest invention (a Knit-O-Matic machine), and frames Gromit for the recent sheep disappearances.

The brilliant talent of Nick Park and team evolves before our eyes as each short film improves upon the last. Filled with visual gags and witty humor, the stop action animation turns clay into a masterpiece of silly sculptures in motion.

Directed by Nick Park. Starring Anne Reid, Peter Sallis. Running time: 85 minutes. Updated

The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit
Rating & Content Info

Why is The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit rated G? The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit is rated G by the MPAA

Overall: A This claymation trilogy stars the lovable bumbling Wallace and his friend/pet Gromit. Featuring the talent of Nick Park, this work of art is a sure bet for the whole family.

Violence: B

A Grand Day Out: Sawhorse collapses while in use. Electric drill goes awry. Man trips through portal. Machine intends to attack character. Man hits head on baseball bat. Force of rocket blastoff blows machine away.

The Wrong Trousers: Characters threaten each other with rolling pin and gun. Handgun is fired multiple times. Toy train crashes into cupboard. Characters confined to closet.

A Close Shave: Knife falls and stabs floor. Machine sprays man with oatmeal. Character pulls on bungee cord attached to dog. Man walks into glass door. Sheep kidnapped. Man carried off in stampede. Man slips on soap. Truck rams through gate. Dog forces master into truck. Truck bumps into car. Sidecar becomes detached from motorcycle, crashes through sign, then falls over cliff. Machine gun fires oatmeal at characters. Characters fall into washing/knitting machine. Small plane boars through wall then crashes. Characters caught on conveyor belt. Character hit with anvil then falls into grinder.

Sexual Content: A Male character shows interest in female character.

Language: A None

Alcohol / Drug Use: A Characters drink a toast using stemware.

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The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit Parents' Guide

The only concern families may have with this series is the violent depictions. Does the unrealistic environment of clay animation make the violence less terrifying?

Nick Park and his team do some incredible animation work (the soap bubbles in A Close Shave for instance), and these short films have won numerous awards including Oscars for Best Short Film - Animated, and the British Academy Award for Best Animated Film The DVD version of The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit offers some insight on this art form.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit movie is September 4, 2001. Here are some details…

The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit

DVD Release Date: 4 September 2001:

Warner Home Video presents The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit, and introduces a whole new audience to the incredible duo. Director Nick Park and his creative team offer an introduction and commentary for all three short films. Other bonus materials include the Wallace and Gromit Scrapbook, a behind the scenes featurette, trailers, bios, and some samples of Nick Park’s early works. Closed captioning is also provided.

Wallace and Gromit: The Complete Collection is releasing to DVD and Blu-Ray on September 22, 2009. Click here for more details>.

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Nick Park is also the creative genus behind the feature length films Chicken Runand Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.  He also worked on another series of shorts called Creature Comforts.