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


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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25 December 2008 (UK)  »

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Auf Leben und Brot  »

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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 »


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 »


Wallace: But Piella, you're the Baker-Lite girl!
Piella Bakewell: *Was* the Baker-Lite girl! I ate too much, you see!
Wallace: Oh, really?
Piella Bakewell: I couldn't ride the balloon anymore!
Wallace: Oh dear!
Piella Bakewell: So they dropped me!
Wallace: What a blow. Ooh!
Piella Bakewell: ME! A curse on bakers and their loathsome confections!
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cereal killers are bread for this stuff
3 April 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Wallace and Gromit are back with another adventure. This time the Rube Goldberg-style inventor and his silent but faithful dog have converted their house into a bread factory, and Wallace falls for a woman who used to be the spokeswoman for a bread company...all amid a series of murders of bakers.

As always, there's a lot of pop culture references and clever camera angles. I've liked everything that Nick Park has directed (along with the Wallace and Gromit series, he also did "Creature Comforts" and "Chicken Run"), and "Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death'" is no exception. Every part of it is really fun. You're sure to love it.

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