Parents' Guide to

Wallace & Gromit

By Nancy Warren, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Witty Claymation shorts with whole-family appeal.

Movie NR 1990 85 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

Cute and sweet

Great movie for my sentive little kiddos. The adults really enjoyed the humour and beautiful details.
age 5+

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (12):

This trilogy plays on themes (and theme music) from 1940s sci-fi thrillers, action-adventures, and noir classics; it appeals to everyone from preschoolers to seniors. The plots are complex and suspenseful, the characters are comical, and the Claymation is as detailed as it is whimsical. All three shorts depict technology gone horribly and hilariously wrong, as Wallace's faulty and complicated inventions are a continual source of slapstick humor. Adults enjoy the comic timing, and children delight in the action-adventure.

Heroes Wallace and Gromit are an ingenious team, lovable if laughable. It's never quite clear who is a sidekick to whom as Gromit often seems to out-think his human counterpart. Younger children can identify with intelligent yet put-upon Gromit, who sees the villains before Wallace every time. Quirky Park also has a particular talent for creating unlikely villains: a penguin, an appliance abandoned on the moon, and an evil robot dog.

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