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A Close Shave (1995)

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Director:

Nick Park

Writers:

Bob Baker, Nick Park
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)
Anne Reid ... Wendolene (voice)
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Storyline

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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Details

Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Close Shave See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Park met Anne Reid after the film was finished. See more »

Goofs

Wallace loses his green vest from beneath his overalls when he lands on his motorbike. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wallace: [in bed] Porridge today, Gromit! Tuesday!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits and the Aardman logo is shown, we hear sheep bleating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Peep Show: Jeremy's Broke (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Wallace and Gromit Theme
(uncredited)
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Highly enjoyable
22 October 2005 | by rebeljennSee all my reviews

'Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave' is a short featuring the clay animation characters Wallace (an inventor) and Gromit (the inventor's pet dog, who seems to be smarter than the inventor and often the star of the show). This tale also features Sean the Sheep and a plot against Wallace and Gromit by a sheep thief.

This is another highly enjoyable episode. It is a rare breed of film that can entertain both adults and children alike. Children and adults will enjoy the imaginative sequences, lovable characters, comical events, and animation.

This is a must-see animation no matter what your age or gender is. There is something for everyone, and it is thoroughly enjoyable. Well done.


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