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A Close Shave (1995)

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

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... Wendolene (voice)
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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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Nick Park met Anne Reid after the film was finished. See more »

Goofs

When Shaun is being washed in the basement, the Knit-O-Matic malfunctions and switches the setting from "Wash" to "Light Shave". After Wallace tells Gromit to do something, you can tell by the lights on the settings that the Knit-O-Matic is still programmed to "Wash". When we see Preston's point of view from where he is hiding a few seconds later, the Knit-O-Matic is once again programmed to "Light Shave". See more »

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Wallace: [seeing Preston operate a replica of Wallace's Wash-O-Matic] Where'd you get that from? That's MY machine! I've got patent pending on that!
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After the credits and the Aardman logo is shown, we hear sheep bleating. See more »

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Referenced in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) See more »

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Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
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Best of his W&G series
8 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Nick Parks is truly a great animator. Sadly, his Wallace and Gromit series is limited to only three, half-hour episodes.

Though "The Wrong Trousers" won an Oscar, my favorite is still "A Close Shave." It has an interesting story and a really positive atmosphere to it. It is also, in my opinion, funnier than the other episodes. And the sheep are really cute.

Kids will love it, as will adults who still like to watch cartoons.


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