Film 8: A Grand Day Out (1989)

When Wallace discovers there’s no more cheese in the fridge, and the shop is closed for the bank holiday, the only option is to build a rocket and fly to the moon for a picnic!

A Grand Day Out (1989)

A Grand Day Out (1989)

Wallace and Gromit’s very first stop-motion adventure has a number of parallels with Georges Melies’ own A Trip to the Moon (1902) over eighty years earlier. Nick Park began the film in 1982 while he was a student at the National Film and Television School and it took a painstaking six years to make. A worthwhile endeavour since A Grand Day Out was nominated for an Oscar and is now considered a classic of British animation.

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