Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave (1995)
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. … More
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Critic Reviews for Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave
The third and final of the "Wallace & Gromit" shorts is perhaps the most exciting
The third Wallace and Gromit film ... manages to top its predecessor with a series of even more impressively staged sight gags and action sequences.
A comedic gem. A short with more laughs than most full-length films.
Wallace and Gromit are always amazing. No surprise here.
A techinical marvel and very funny.
Audience Reviews for Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave
out of all the wallace and gromit shorts this is my favorite. The action is great, the comedy, of course, is spot on, the animation as with all of the shorts is great to look at, and it has a great, dark, and gripping story.More
Another great Wallace & Gromit film, the introduction of Shaun the Sheep was warmly received in my household.More
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