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A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

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Wallace and his dog, Gromit, open a bakery and get tied up with a murder mystery. But, when Wallace falls in love Gromit is left to solve the case.

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Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business. The conversion of 62 West Wallaby Street is complete and impressive, the whole house is now a granary with ovens and robotic kneading arms. Huge mixing bowls are all over the place and everything is covered with a layer of flour. On the roof is a 'Wallace patent-pending' old-fashioned windmill. The transformation is perfect. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have 'disappeared' this year - but Wallace isn't worried. He's too distracted and 'dough-eyed' in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help. While they enjoy being the 'Toast of the Town', Gromit, with his master's life in jeopardy, must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery - in what quickly becomes a 'Matter of Loaf and Death'. Written by WelshHobo

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At the end of the film when Piella is going down into the crocodile exhibit, Feathers McGraw (the penguin from The Wrong Trousers (1993)) can be seen in another exhibit. See more »

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At one point when Piella picks Gromit off the chair, just before she accuses him of biting her, you see him from the back and his tail is missing - yet later in the film it has reappeared. See more »

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Wallace: Farewell, my angel cake. You'll always be my Baker-Lite Girl.
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References Bagpuss (1974) See more »

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Zippy , inventive short, perfect for Christmas Day
25 December 2008 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

An unsurprising but thoroughly satisfying short in the tradition of Wallace and Gromit's other adventures. Cheese only features in an early waking dream as the plucky Yorkshire duo have taken up bakery. Their terrace-windmill conversion is named Top Bun, which is the first of a subtle blizzard of puns/movie references embedded in the film. I suggest you ditch the round of charades you're on and try to see who can spot them first.

There is nothing to really startle the audience who hold The Wrong Trousers as the enduring gold standard, especially as the expansive Were Rabbit has covered almost everything that the two can get up to. Nonetheless, Nick Park comes up with some new ideas and the animation is a wonder. 6/10


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