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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins. See more awards »

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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 flock and Wendolene, Wallace must get him out of prison. Written by Mike-2000

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Academy Award Winner! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When Wallace goes to the pantry to make his own porridge, on the shelf behind the two cans of beans is a box that says "Steve Box", key character animator for "A Close Shave". See more »

Goofs

When Shaun the sheep is walking along the ladder towards the motorcycle, Wendolene shouts "Be careful, Shaun." However, Shaun is simply a nickname that Wallace has given him and he has never been called that in front of Wendolene, so how does she know his name? 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

Followed by Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Wallace and Gromit Theme
(uncredited)
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Not quite as funny as Wrong Trousers, but I loved it!

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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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$112,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,175
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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