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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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From the makers of Chicken Run. See more »


Certificate:

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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$112,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,175
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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 Wendolene wants her windows cleaned, Gromit uses a grate to execute a pole-vaulting maneuver with the ladder in order to get to work quickly. The fact that the feet of the ladder fit inside the slots of the grate in the first place would indicate that the ladder should at least slip down into the grate to the first rung before being stable, but Gromit arrives at the window without a hitch. 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 Film 2017: Episode #44.4 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Wallace and Gromit Theme
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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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