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A Close Shave (1995)

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  29 December 1995 (USA)
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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

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When Wallace and Gromit go over to wash windows, Wallace falls in love with a wool store owner named Wendolene. Meanwhile, Gromit is framed for killing sheep and is put in jail. So with help from the sheep and Wendolene, Wallace must get him out of prison. Written by Mike-2000

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Preston, the evil villain dog, is the name of the town where director Nick Park was born. See more »

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For the split second you see the reverse side of the first door Gromit flies through, the circle to be cut out by his propeller is clearly visible. See more »

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Sign on wall of wool shop: [there's a wool shortage] WOOL RATIONING TWO BALLS PER PERSON
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After the credits and the Aardman logo is shown, we hear sheep bleating. See more »

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Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
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"Caught bang to rights, you were!"
24 February 2009 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

You can't really go wrong with Wallace and Gromit, and A Close Shave is no exception. The hilariously traditional Yorkshire duo are running a window-washing business that one day leads them to a wool shop run by a bizarre-looking British woman who immediately wins Wallace's heart, despite a deep sadness behind her eyes and a vicious-looking dog. It should be noted, by the way, that the makers of this short movie have succeeded in giving a claymation character deeply sad eyes. This alone might have been reason enough for why it won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

While Wallace follows his helplessly stolen heart, Gromit finds himself framed for a mysterious sheep-stealing and killing scheme and is thrown in prison. An adventure follows that could only exist in a Wallace and Gromit film and includes, among other things, a hilarious truck/motorcycle chase with the help of an incredibly coordinated flock of helpful sheep. Enjoy!


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