A Close Shave (1995) Poster



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A Grand Day Out (1989) (Short)
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)

Followed by 

Edited into 


Wallace & Gromit Fun Pack (1996) (Video Game)
Activity center based on the cartoon.
Shaun the Sheep (2007) (TV Series)
A show all about Shaun the Sheep from this short.


The Third Man (1949)
Papillon (1973)
"Papillon" written on table in Gromit's prison cell
Alien (1979)
The Terminator (1984)
The robot dog looks like the T-101 endoskeleton
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
"Feathers was here" can be seen in Gromit's prison cell

Referenced in 

The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
Video box shown.
Chicken Run (2000)
Futurama: That's Lobstertainment! (2001) (TV Episode)
Title of a short movie seen in the episode named after this in a homage
Bring It On: Cruise (2001) (TV Episode)
Dom mentions that he's missing his Shaun the Sheep slippers.
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) (TV Special)
Wallace is mentioned in the Jacko spoof sketch
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005) (TV Special)
Reference to Wallace and Gromit
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Title used as a barber shop name, Wallace falling in love, a multitude of animals (in this case, Rabbits) involved, one of which being particulalry troublesome (in this case, Hutch); the titular twosome running a business, and a villainous dog
Peep Show: Jeremy's Broke (2008) (TV Episode)
Using Johnson's credit card, Jeremy buys a Wallace & Gromit compilation DVD ("3 Cracking Adventures") featuring this film.
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) (Short)
In the opening minutes, Preston is mentioned in the newspaper's headlines. This was the main villain in 'A Close Shave'.
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: Fright of the Bumblebees (2009) (Video Game)
The pourage gun is viewable in the dining room.
Brief Film Reviews: The 2009 Nominees for Best Animated Short (2010) (TV Episode)
Mr. Coat says "A Matter of Loaf and Death" is not on the level of brilliance of this short.
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
A still from the film is shown.
Film '72: Episode #44.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick Park

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #25.14 (2001) (TV Episode)
VHS/DVD release reviewed + footage used
Animated Century (2003) (TV Movie)
A clip of this short was shown in this documentary.
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Room 101: Episode #10.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown to demonstrate sheep can be useful.
Ceux qui restent (2007)
Watched by Bertrand, Lorraine and Romain at home.
All About 'Thunderbirds' (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Aardman (2014) (TV Episode)
Short is talked about, clips shown.
AniMat's Reviews: Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as Shaun the Sheep's first appearance. Clip shown.
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015) (TV Movie)
excerpts shown


Thunderbirds (1965) (TV Series)
Batman (1989)

Spoofed in 

MADtv: Episode #3.9 (1997) (TV Episode)
Wallace and Gromit are parodied; Wallace is seen having sex with Wendolene.

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