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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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When Shaun cuts off the bars on Gromit's jail cell, the sparks were added in digitally. See more »

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When Gromit climbs up the ladder during the motorbike chase, he places the base in the sidecar. When he grabs the cables, Wallace grabs the base of the ladder as it rises; after they finish the spin, Wallace places the foot of the ladder in front of him. See more »

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Wendolene Ramsbottom: Oh, I want no more of this rustling. It wasn't so bad when it was just the wool, but... this is evil! Daddy didn't create you for this. You're supposed to protect me!
[Preston locks her away with Shaun on the back of the truck]
Wendolene Ramsbottom: Let me out! You're not turning me into dog meat!
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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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Unique Mouths Still Make Me Laugh
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This was the third in a series of three short BBC programs featuring Wallace and his pet dog Gromit. I thought the three films got better and better as went along, this being the best of the three.

There are some very clever and entertaining scenes in the 30-miunte movie. the color also was good - nice animation. Of course, it's only gotten better and better since these were made, capped off recently by a full-length Wallace & Gromit film.

I don't think I ever stop laughing looking at the mouths on Wallace and the woman he likes in this story. Wallace is a window cleaner and "Wendolene" is the object of his affections. Unfortunately, both the woman and her pet dog are not good "people." In fact, her pet dog, "Preston" frames poor Gromit for sheep-rustling and winds up in jail. Wallace must rescue him.

A subplot involves Wallace and his love of cheese. It's all silly, of course, but very entertaining and the best of the three short Wallace & Gromit animated films of the period (1989-1993), in my opinion.


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