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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:
Not quite as funny as Wrong Trousers, but I loved it! 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:
When Shaun cuts off the bars on Gromit's jail cell, the sparks were added in digitally.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: For the split second you see the reverse side of the first door Gromit flies through, the circle to be cut out by his propeller is clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Wallace:Won't you come in? We were just about to have some cheese.
Wendolene:Oh no, not cheese. Sorry. Brings me out in a rash. Can't stand the stuff.
Wallace:[gulp] Not even Wensleydale?
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Movie Connections:
References The Terminator (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wallace and Gromit ThemeSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not quite as funny as Wrong Trousers, but I loved it!, 6 May 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Wallace and Gromit has proved that over the years, they can still entertain. This episode is not quite as funny as Wrong Trousers, but there was never a dull moment. I loved the love subplot with Wendolene and Wallace, and it never distracted from the story, otherwise it would have gone downhill. Shaun the Sheep is so cute as himself, and Gromit proves his facial expressions are still funny. I loved Wendolene and Preston, but my favourite in this episode were the sheep. That scene with the motorcycle pursuing the van, and the sheep on the ladder, was priceless. Another funny scene was the jailbreak, when Wallace slips on the soap, and the sheep come crashing down on him. There is a touch of heartbreak here also, as you feel so sorry for Gromit. In conclusion, a brilliant short and a must see! 10/10 Bethany Cox

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