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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 »
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 »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 18 wins See more »
User Reviews:
It's looking better and better. See more (52 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
Matt Sanders .... Set/Prop Construction (uncredited)
 
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)
John Philip Sousa .... music: "The Honors March " (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:
When Shaun cuts off the bars on Gromit's jail cell, the sparks were added in digitally.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Shaun is being washed in the basement, the Knit-O-Matic malfunctions and switches the setting from "Wash" to "Light Shave". After Wallace tells Gromit to do something, you can tell by the lights on the settings that the Knit-O-Matic is still programmed to "Wash". When we see Preston's point of view from where he is hiding a few seconds later, the Knit-O-Matic is once again programmed to "Light Shave".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.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Wallace and Gromit: Theme and ChaseSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It's looking better and better., 14 August 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the third Wallace & Gromit short. As you'd expect, the quality of the character design is greatly improved from the first Wallace & Gromit short. Instead of the claymation, soft plastic figures that are poseable are used instead. Additionally, the sets are much more complex and detailed. Now this isn't to say that the stuff in the earlier films is bad--far from it. It's just that with each successive project, the artistry improves.

The only complaint I have about this delightful film, and it's a minor one, is that by this third short, the story has become a lot more fanciful and action-packed. In this film, less time is spent being laid-back and gentle (as well as very English) and Gromit even gets to fight against a cyborg dog! But, in spite of this, the film still works very well. Additionally, if you watch this film and the later full-length movie, WALLACE & GROMIT AND THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT, you'll see that there are some similarities in the stories. The dog is pretty similar as is his owner to the lady in the full-length film. Again, these really aren't complaints as much as observations.

Overall, a wonderful short film and one you can't help but love. It's wonderful and I can certainly understand why it, too, won an Oscar for Best Animated Short (like its predecessor).

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