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A Close Shave
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Director:
Writers:
Bob Baker (written by) &
Nick Park (written by)
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Release Date:
29 December 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
From the Oscar-winning creator of A Grand Day Out and The Wrong Trousers. See more »
Plot:
Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 18 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Oscar number 2 for Nick Park See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)

Anne Reid ... Wendolene (voice)

Directed by
Nick Park 
 
Writing credits
Bob Baker (written by) &
Nick Park (written by)

Produced by
Peter Lord .... executive producer
Colin Rose .... executive producer: BBC
Michael Rose .... producer
Carla Shelley .... producer
David Sproxton .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Julian Nott 
 
Cinematography by
Dave Alex Riddett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Helen Garrard 
 
Art Direction by
Phil Lewis 
 
Art Department
Trisha Budd .... assistant art director: props
Tim Farrington .... scenic artist
Richard Higgs .... graphic design
Michael Salter .... storyboard artist
Jason Spencer Galsworthy .... model maker
Zennor Witney .... model maker
 
Sound Department
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Adrian Rhodes .... dubbing editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Cliff .... mechanical models
Linda Langley .... model sculptor
David 'Del' Lawson .... model technician (as Del Lawson)
Johnny Parsons .... model coordinator (as John Parsons)
John Wright .... mechanical models
Stella Bogh .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC (uncredited)
Alison O'Brien .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Kevin Phelan .... scanning and recording producer: CFC (uncredited)
Tim Wellspring .... visual effects coordinator: CFC (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bradley .... gaffer
Simon Jacobs .... photography
Sam James .... camera operator
Ian Jewels .... gaffer
Tristan Oliver .... photography
Frank Passingham .... photography
Paul Smith .... camera operator
Nick Upton .... camera assistant
 
Animation Department
Steve Box .... key character animator
Gary Cureton .... character animator
Sergio Delfino .... assistant animator
Nick Park .... character animator
Peter Peake .... character animator
Loyd Price .... character animator
Nick Upton .... animation assistant
Ian Whitlock .... assistant animator
Allan Yates .... animation systems engineer
 
Editorial Department
Bridget Mazzey .... assistant film editor
Tasmin Parry .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Nic Raine .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alan Gregory .... technical crew
Bob Gregory .... technical crew
Glenn Hall .... technical crew
Harry Linden .... floor manager
John Oaten .... technical crew
Peter Thornton .... production consultant
 
Thanks
Tara Bacon .... thanks
Lisa Bilbe .... thanks
Mike Booth .... thanks
Elizabeth Buttler .... thanks
Dug Calder .... thanks (as Douglas Calder)
Ben Cook .... thanks
Charles Copping .... thanks
Maxine Guest .... thanks
Toby Hannam .... thanks
Beverley Issacs .... thanks
Curtis Jobling .... thanks
Janet Legg .... thanks
Beth MacDonald .... thanks
Stuart Markovic .... thanks
Jason Marshall .... thanks
John McAleavy .... thanks
Viv Paeper .... thanks
Darren Robbie .... thanks
Susannah Shaw .... thanks
Arthur Sheriff .... thanks (as Arthur Sherriff)
Barry Shutler .... thanks
John Truckle .... thanks
Adam Vernon .... thanks
Sophie Wright .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (as Dolby Stereo)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Beeswax was added to the porridge to make it stickier.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: 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 »
Quotes:
Wendolene Ramsbottom:I'm sorry about this.
Wallace:For what?
Wendolene Ramsbottom:Nothing. Just stay away from me, from my shop, and my silly, silly windows.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wallace and Gromit: Theme and ChaseSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Oscar number 2 for Nick Park, 27 September 2010
Author: Shawn Watson (gator_macready@yahoo.com) from The Underverse

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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