A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

TV Short  -   -  Animation | Short | Comedy
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 7,040 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 34 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

,
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 07 Jun 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 21 Jan 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 04 Dec 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 30 Aug 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008– )

A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008– ) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Matter of Loaf and Death.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese.

Director: Nick Park
Stars: Peter Sallis
A Close Shave (1995)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

Director: Nick Park
Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

Director: Nick Park
Stars: Peter Sallis
Chicken Run (2000)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chicken Run is a comedy escape drama with a touch of passion set on a sinister Yorks chicken farm in 1950s England.

Directors: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels
Shaun the Sheep (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Shaun is a sheep who doesn't follow the flock - in fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. Shaun and his pals run ... See full summary »

Stars: John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber
Creature Comforts (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: The Great British Public, David Rafique
Timmy Time (TV Series 2009)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Kate Harbour, Justin Fletcher, Louis Jones
Animation | Adventure | Family

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Directors: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
Presto (2008)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland
Stars: Doug Sweetland
Flushed Away (2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen
For the Birds (2000)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston
Stars: Ralph Eggleston
Boundin' (2003)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

Directors: Bud Luckey, Roger Gould
Stars: Bud Luckey
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Wallace (voice)
Sally Lindsay ...
Piella Bakewell (voice)
...
Fluffles (voice)
Sarah Laborde ...
Bake O Lite Singer (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Auf Leben und Brot  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Early in the film when Wallace is attempting to save Piella, they enter a zoo with a number of posters near the front entrance. One of the posters on the right side is of a 'lost penguin' similar to the one of Feathers McGraw seen in The Wrong Trousers (1993). In the same scene, a ladder can be seen propped up against the inside of the wall to the left of the gate; dangling from it (outside the wall of course) is a rope made from sheets knotted together. See more »

Goofs

The bomb is knocked out of the window and gets caught in the mill sails. However, when it flies out the window, the sails have just swung past, meaning the bomb should have flown down the garden. See more »

Quotes

[Wallace and Gromit are in the baker's van]
Wallace: How's that breakfast coming on?
[Gromit presses a button on the car radio and a slice of cremated toast pops out from the cassette slot]
Wallace: Well done, lad.
[looks at the burnt toast]
Wallace: *Very* well done.
See more »

Connections

Follows A Grand Day Out (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Unchained Melody
(uncredited)
Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Does not disappoint.
10 January 2009 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This was the first Wallace & Gromit short to be made after the big world wide theatrical release and success of the full length animated movie "Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit". By now the entire world and- not just England anymore, knew who Wallace & Gromit were. This of course made expectations higher than usual and putted on pressure on Nick Park and the rest of the crew. "Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death'" however does what all other previous Wallace & Gromit shorts had also already done in the past and that is to bring some cracking and good looking simple entertainment.

It's probably not as hilarious to watch as the previous Wallace & Gromit shorts but the movie is nevertheless entertaining and of course impressive as well to look at. The animations and possibilities have all advanced, which provides "Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death'" with some even more impressive looking sequences.

The movie is probably less hilarious to watch because of its story. It's a quite sinister- and more of a thriller type of plot. All other Wallace & Gromit movies already sort of had this but this movie just a bit more than others. I must say that the movie even tends to drag a little at points but luckily the movie has more than enough redeeming qualities to qualify this movie as simple a great- and highly entertaining movie.

Another triumph for the Aardman studios.

8/10

http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Yorkshire Joke (the Sign) ConDeuce
BATMAN! NewKillerStarDestroyer
Showing in Australia December 3rd 2008 8.30pm - ABC Tasha28
Quantum of Wallace grundolf
the title cyber-knight
Austin of England kevinpurcell
Discuss A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?