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...
Shaun the Sheep
Despite causing havoc when he turns up at West Wallaby Street, Wallace becomes quite taken with this fleecy visitor. He’s quickly utilised in Wallace’s latest invention – the Knit-O-Matic - and comes out the other end squeaky clean but a little too closely shaved, hence the name Shaun! He might be small and rather mischievous at times, but Shaun really comes into his own in a crisis – his quick thinking stops Preston’s Mutton-O-Matic from turning Wallace, Gromit and a whole flock of sheep into dog meat!
The fragrant Wendolene is owner of the town’s wool shop and becomes the object of Wallace’s unspoken affections. Her seemingly sweet nature makes her a strange match for her canine companion – a ferocious dog called Preston. And, unfortunately for Wallace, she’s not a fan of his favourite thing – cheese. It brings her out in a terrible rash!
This hulking brute has small eyes and a glower that makes Gromit’s blood run cold. In fact, Preston isn’t your average dog – he’s actually a cyberdog, invented by Wendolene’s father! When put in control of the Mutton-O-Matic, he sees an opportunity for making use of all those shorn sheep…and it isn’t pretty!
3 wins & 1 nomination, including
Best Short Film, Animated