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
Did You Know?
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. This means he has escaped from the Zoo and is presumably still at large. See more
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
[Wallace and Gromit are in the baker's van
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
Well done, lad.
[looks at the burnt toast
*Very* well done.
Performed by Paul Anka See more