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A Close Shave (1995)

Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

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:

Läheltä piti See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The debut of Shaun the Sheep (2007), who would get his own animated spin-off. Wallace naming him Shaun is a play on the word 'shorn', when sheep get their fleece sheared. See more »

Goofs

When Preston smashes through the door of the Knit-O-Matic, his whole arm is shown as having gone through. However when the door opens and he steps out, the hole his arm made is shown to be at the same height as the top of his head, meaning he wouldn't have been tall enough to get his whole arm through, even if he stood on his toes. See more »

Quotes

Wendolene Ramsbottom: Oh, I want no more of this rustling. It wasn't so bad when it was just the wool, but... this is evil! Daddy didn't create you for this. You're supposed to protect me!
[Preston locks her away with Shaun on the back of the truck]
Wendolene Ramsbottom: Let me out! You're not turning me into dog meat!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
(uncredited)
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A Close Shave for Wallace and Gromit!
20 September 2005 | by benjamin-ryanSee all my reviews

Wallace and Gromit: A close shave has to be my favourite out of all four Wallace and Gromit movies. It has better clay animation then the other two, the story is excellent, it is never boring (with A Grand Day Out I found some scenes boring) and you can even watch it two times in a row its that good! In Wallace and Gromit's adventure there is a sheep rustler, Wallace falls in love and Wallace and Gormit are ensare in a malevolent mystery only they can unravel.

I saw a close shave years ago but I still really like it all these years later, I think most people that see the Wallace and gromit like them and like them still years later. Thats whats great about all the Wallace and Gromit movies adults and children alike can enjoy them.

Overall I think this is the best in the Wallace and Gromit series and I highly recommend it!


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