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A Close Shave

A Close Shave

  1. Overview
  2. Awards
  3. Fact Sheet

Love blossoms in the course of Wallace and Gromit's latest business, the Wash'n'Go Windowcleaning Service, when they are called out to clean the windows of the attractive Wendolene Ramsbottom. Little do they know that a lamb, Shaun is hiding in their house after escaping from the clutches of evil sheep rustlers. In the ensuing adventure, Gromit is framed by the villainous rustler and receives a life sentence for sheep abductions. Will this be the end of one of the most successful comic partnerships of all time, or will Wallace succeed in his attempt to save Gromit and bring the real culprit to justice?

Award in Annecy

  • Audience Award (1997)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: A Close Shave

    Directed by: Nick PARK

    Country: United Kingdom

    Year of production: 1995

    Running time: 30 min

  • Technique


    Techniques used: clay

    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Nick PARK

    Production: Carla SHELLEY, AARDMAN, Michael ROSE


    Artistic direction: Nick Park

    Script: Nick Park, Bob Baker

    Sets: Tim Farrington, Cod Steaks

    Animation: Steve Box

    Camera: Dave Alex Riddett

    Music: Julian Nott

    Sound: Adrian Rhodes, Paul Hambun

    Editing: Helen Garrard

    Voice: Anne Reid, Peter Sallis