A Close Shave (1995)

30m 3s
16mm film, colour, 1.37:1
Dolby Stereo, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

A British animated fantasy film directed by Nick Park.

Plot Summary

set up a service and Wallace falls in love with one of their customers, wool shop owner Wendolene. But Gromit is framed for killing and is jailed while the real culprit, Wendolene's dog Preston, continues his dastardly sheep operation. Help is at hand when Wallace enlists the help of some woolly friends, in particular a sheep named Sean…


Director: Nick Park
Aardman Animations, BBC Bristol, Wallace & Gromit Ltd, Children's BBC International
Executive Producer for the BBC: Colin Rose
Executive Producers: Peter Lord, David Sproxton
Producers: Carla Shelley, Michael Rose
Script: Bob Baker, Nick Park
Director of Photography: Dave Alex Riddett
Key Character Animator: Steve Box
Character Animators: Lloyd Price, Peter Peake, Gary Cureton, Nick Park
Model Coordinator: John Parsons
Editor: Helen Garrard
Music: Julian Nott
Dubbing Mixer: Paul Hamblin
Optical Effects: Computer Film Company; GSE
Art Director: Phil Lewis

Peter Sallis (Wallace)
Anne Reid (Wendolene Ramsbottom)

Alternative Titles

Golenie owiec – Poland
Läheltä piti – Finland
Renrakat på håret – Sweden
Wallace & Gromit – Rasé de près – France
Wallace & Gromit unter Schafen – Germany

Sequel to
A Grand Day Out (1989)
The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (2002)
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Werewolf (2004)

Extracts included in
All About Thunderbirds (2008)

See also
Alien (1979)
Batman (1989)
Chicken Run (2000)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Star Wars (1977)
The Terminator (1984)
Thunderbirds (1965-1966)



  • Cinema 29 February 1996 – review (by Eric Stahl)