A Grand Day Out

Wallace and Gromit enjoy a day out with a difference when a quest to find cheese prompts a visit to the moon. Despite a few hiccups with their homemade rocket, the duo makes a successful lunar landing, arriving just in time for lunch. But a strange, mechanical being isn’t too happy to see Wallace eating slices of moon cheese...

With just moments to spare, Wallace and Gromit make it back to the safety of their rocket before the Cooker dishes out its punishment. The machine has spotted Wallace’s skiing brochure and is captivated…that looks fun! But as Wallace and Gromit make their escape, it seems the Cooker’s dreams of mountains and apres-ski will never be realised…but hang on, what are those two metal things that have fallen from the rocket? Alone on the moon once more, the Cooker attaches two pieces of metal to its feet and lunar skiing is born!

Cast & Crew

Nick Park
Nick Park
Peter Sallis

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3 wins & 1 nomination, including

  • Oscar® Nominated

    Best Short Film, Animated

  • Bafta Winner

    Best Animated Film


  • The story of A Grand Day Out began when Nick Park was a student at the National Film and Television School. During this time he met with Aardman’s Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who offered Nick a job working on commercials. Nick was able to use the Aardman studios and resources to finish his film while working at Aardman
  • Nick Park had intended Gromit to be a speaking dog, but as he started filming A Grand Day Out he realised that Gromit could ‘say’ so much more without speaking
  • A Grand Day Out was finally finished and transmitted on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve, 1990 - 6 years after production began!
  • A Grand Day Out was nominated for an Oscar®, but lost out to another Nick Park creation – Creature Comforts!

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