A Close Shave

Business is booming for Wallace and Gromit’s new window-cleaning service and life’s pretty dandy at West Wallaby Street, especially when the new venture introduces Wallace to the fragrant Wendolene, owner of the local wool shop – and a rather ferocious mutt named Preston.

When a sheep unexpectedly turns up at 62 West Wallaby Street, it’s a great opportunity for Wallace to try out his latest invention, the Knit-O-Matic. But with the malevolent Preston on the prowl and some strange sheep rustling going on, it would be a disaster if the Knit-O-Matic fell into the wrong hands...

Cast & Crew

Nick Park
Nick Park & Bob Baker
Peter Sallis & Anne Reid

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3 wins & 1 nomination, including

  • Oscar® Winner

    Best Short Film, Animated

  • Bafta Winner

    Best Animation


  • To celebrate the film's premiere on the 24th of December 1995, Wallace and Gromit featured in BBC Two's famous Christmas-themed ident involving the two eating Christmas dinner, with a large blue 2 logo situated in the middle of the table, covered with flashing Christmas lights.
  • The film has won over 30 awards including an Oscar®
  • As well as the Knit-0-Matic, several other madcap inventions feature in the film, including the Porridge Gun, the Flying Sidecar and Preston’s devious device – the Mutton-O-Matic.
  • Feathers McGraw, from The Wrong Trousers, appears in one blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot – have you spotted him?

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