Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

Inventor Wallace and his faithful dog, Gromit, are now running a small business as window washers. Their newest customer is the dazzling Wendolene, who runs a wool shop. Although there is a wool shortage on the market, Wendolene’s store is unusually fool of wool. When Wendolene’s brutish looking pet dog Preston frames Gromit for recent sheep murders, Wallace must outwit Preston and rescue his wrongfully accused friend.

The claymation is of the finest sort, with very expressive characters; the story is engaging and humorous, and the jokes are great.

This is the third in a series of three short BBC programs featuring Wallace and Gromit.


  • Original title: A Close Shave
  • Written by: Nick Park and Bob Baker
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Short animated film
  • Release date: 1995
  • Public: Adults, teenagers, children
Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave


Catalin Sturza (PhD., Literature) is a professional writer. In the last fifteen years he published many essays, articles and books - including an extensive study about fantasy literature. A committed connoisseur of G.K. Chesterton's works, he is one of the most important translators of the works of the famous English writer.

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