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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 Wallace is getting his gear on, the music was meant to link the scene with Thunderbirds (1965), whenever the Traceys were getting ready for action. See more »

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When Gromit unwraps the jigsaw puzzle box, the label indicates it contains 5000 pieces. While he finishes laying the puzzle, the upright box now shows the number 500 on the label, and when he reads the puzzle's message, there are just 13 x 8 = 104 pieces on the table. See more »

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Wallace: What's wrong with Wensleydale? Talking of which, all the more for us. And not a sheep to worry us.
[Lifts the cover of the cheese tray to discover Shaun eating the cheese]
Wallace: Get off me cheese! Get off! Get o... Gromit? Gromit! Go for 'im! Oh!
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After the credits and the Aardman logo is shown, we hear sheep bleating. See more »

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One of very few movies that actually would deserve a spot in the TOP 250...
18 August 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Oh, if only this great, great movie wasn't so short! WALLACE AND GROMIT: A CLOSE SHAVE is one of the best and most original movies ever made. Every hilarious and charming character is made out of clay, so it takes the committed claymators a horribly long time to film everything, but boy does it look good.

The story is about Wallace (voiced by the incomparable Peter Sallis, and the equally good Claes Månsson in the dubbed Swedish version) and his clever dog, Gromit, who usually has to clean up the messes his master gets himself into. Working as window cleaners, Wallace falls in love with Wendolene, who sells wool together with her dog, Preston, who isn't very fond of Gromit. After Gromit gets life in prison after being set up by Preston, it soon turns out that Wendolene and her dog are up to no good.

The movie has the best plot twist since perhaps "I am your father", so I won't give it away. The voice acting is passionate and great, and the claymation is also beautiful. The unique characters and story are very imaginative, the cutest character being Shaun the sheep (who wears a sweatshirt made of his own fur after Wallace accidentally shaved him).

A short, but very tragic, funny, exciting, and touching work of art by the incomparable Nick Park and the Aardman animation studios. I love this classic movie more than any movie and I hope that the upcoming third sequel, "Curse of the wererabbit" won't suck or be too American (fart humor).

10/10! If I could give it 20 I would!


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