A Close Shave

Overview

The third film to feature the claymation adventures of Wallace and Gromit, A Close Shave finds the inventor and his dog with a new business, new friends, and a new adversary. As the story begins, the team has decided to open a window-washing service, with Wallace providing clever gadgets while Gromit does the real work. Yet Wallace continues inventing in his spare time and has recently built a new device, the Knit-O-Matic, to clean and shear sheep -- which comes in quite handy when a lost lamb takes refuge in ...
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Overview

The third film to feature the claymation adventures of Wallace and Gromit, A Close Shave finds the inventor and his dog with a new business, new friends, and a new adversary. As the story begins, the team has decided to open a window-washing service, with Wallace providing clever gadgets while Gromit does the real work. Yet Wallace continues inventing in his spare time and has recently built a new device, the Knit-O-Matic, to clean and shear sheep -- which comes in quite handy when a lost lamb takes refuge in their home. Wallace and Gromit soon discover that this lamb has escaped from a pair of evil sheep rustlers who want him back. The mastermind of the rustling scheme turns out to be Preston, a dog belonging to local wool-shop proprietor Wendolene Ramsbottom; complicating things further is the fact Wendolene is also the object of Wallace's romantic affections. When Preston frames Gromit as the rustler and plots to steal the Knit-O-Matic, the pair must find a way to save the sheep and themselves. Director Nick Park once again mixes inventive animation with deviously clever plotting and whimsical humor, a combination that won him his third "Best Animated Short" Oscar.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Nick Park Commentary; ; "How It Was Done"; Featurette; ; 3 Cracking Contraptions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • UPC: 884487100824
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lyons / Hit Ent.
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 44:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sallis Voice Only
Technical Credits
Nick Park Director, Screenwriter
Bob Baker Screenwriter
Sam Jones Camera Operator
Phil Lewis Production Designer
Julian Nott Score Composer
Dave Alex Riddett Cinematographer
Colin Rose Producer
Michael Rose Producer
David Sproxton Executive Producer
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
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   Bonus Features
      "A Close Shave" Audio Commentary with Nick Park and His Creative Team
      "A Close Shave: How It Was Done"
      Cracking Contraptions
         The 525 Crackervac
         The Tellyscope
         The Turbo Diner
         Play All
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