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A Close Shave (1995)

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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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In a radio interview, director Nick Park said that Wallace's references to Wensleydale cheese in this film unintentionally saved a small British cheese-maker from bankruptcy. Interest in the cheese was sparked by the film, and one of the few makers of Wensleydale suddenly found itself with numerous requests for it, thereby saving it from financial ruin. See more »

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[last lines]
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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Oscar number 2 for Nick Park
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A lone sheep, later named Shaun, escapes from a sheep rustling plot and hides in the home of eccentric inventor Wallace and his long-suffering dog/best pal Gromit. A silent but deadly canine down at the wool shop appears to be the mastermind behind the plot and frames Gromit for the rustling scam. With a little help from Shaun, Wallace must rescue Gromit and catch the real crooks.

There are more laughs and jokes in this half-hour short than most feature-length comedies manage in their entire running time. Nearly every frame has some kind of wit or imagination. The world of Wallace and Gromit, much like the stop-motion world of Postman Pat, is an incongruous mix of post-war Northern countryside crossed with sci-fi and a touch of horror. The horror themes would be explored in greater depth with Curse of the Were-Rabbit but it's handled with more care and sly invention here than in most slasher sequels.

A fun time. Catch it on its inevitable Xmas Day screening.


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