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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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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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From the Oscar-winning creator of A Grand Day Out and The Wrong Trousers. See more »


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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

Wendolene Ramsbottom is Wallace and Gromit's first female character. 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: Yer dog's waiting.
Wallace: Aye, I'd better see to him. The bounce has gone from his bungee.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
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Unique Mouths Still Make Me Laugh
1 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was the third in a series of three short BBC programs featuring Wallace and his pet dog Gromit. I thought the three films got better and better as went along, this being the best of the three.

There are some very clever and entertaining scenes in the 30-miunte movie. the color also was good - nice animation. Of course, it's only gotten better and better since these were made, capped off recently by a full-length Wallace & Gromit film.

I don't think I ever stop laughing looking at the mouths on Wallace and the woman he likes in this story. Wallace is a window cleaner and "Wendolene" is the object of his affections. Unfortunately, both the woman and her pet dog are not good "people." In fact, her pet dog, "Preston" frames poor Gromit for sheep-rustling and winds up in jail. Wallace must rescue him.

A subplot involves Wallace and his love of cheese. It's all silly, of course, but very entertaining and the best of the three short Wallace & Gromit animated films of the period (1989-1993), in my opinion.


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