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A Matter of Loaf and Death -- Trailer for this new addition to the much-loved animated series
A Matter of Loaf and Death -- Winner of the Short Animation 2008 British Academy Film Award, this all new adventure features all of the classic ingredients of a great murder mystery – suspicion, rivalry, love, intrigue and heroism – and is topped off with a large helping of loyalty and friendship, cooking up all you “knead” for fun family viewing.
A Matter of Loaf and Death -- Winner of the Short Animation 2008 British Academy Film Award, this all new adventure features all of the classic ingredients of a great murder mystery – suspicion, rivalry, love, intrigue and heroism – and is topped off with a large helping of loyalty and friendship, cooking up all you “knead” for fun family viewing.

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Director:
Writers:
Nick Park (written by) &
Bob Baker (written by)
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Release Date:
3 December 2008 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Technically impressive as the others, but I don't think he'll (Nick Park) ever beat The Wrong Trousers See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)
Sally Lindsay ... Piella Bakewell (voice)

Melissa Collier ... Fluffles (voice)
Sarah Laborde ... Bake O Lite Singer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Geraldine McEwan ... Miss Thripp (voice) (uncredited)
Ben Whitehead ... Bob the Baker (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Park 
 
Writing credits
Nick Park (written by) &
Bob Baker (written by)

Produced by
Miles Bullough .... executive producer
Peter Lord .... executive producer
Steve Pegram .... producer
David Sproxton .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Julian Nott 
 
Cinematography by
Dave Alex Riddett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David McCormick 
 
Art Direction by
Matt Perry 
 
Production Management
Richard Beek .... production manager (as Richard 'Beeky' Beek)
Jacqueline White .... head of production
 
Art Department
Arlene Arrell .... puppet maker
Chris Booth .... puppet maker
Rachel Bowen .... set dress / prop maker
Andy Brown .... set dress / prop maker
Sophie Brown .... set dress / prop maker
Paul Bryant .... set dress / prop maker
Claire Cohen .... senior puppet maker
Claire Drewett .... senior puppet maker
Jon Frier .... senior puppet maker
Fred Gray .... scenic artist
Will Harding .... puppet maker
Mathew Healey .... carpenter / prop maker (as Matthew Healey)
Helen Javes .... set dress / prop maker
Nancy Jones .... puppet maker
Anne King .... senior puppet maker
Jane Kite .... prop supervisor
Sarah Laborde .... assistant art director
Phil Lewis .... set production designer
Gavin Lines .... graphic designer
Stuart Mallaber .... set dress / prop maker
Gary Roberts .... puppet maker
Michael Salter .... storyboard artist
Jay Anfield Smart .... puppet maker
Debbie Smith .... senior puppet maker
Andy Spradbery .... senior puppet maker
Jo Symanowski .... draughtsperson
Harriet Thomas .... senior puppet maker
David Vinicombe .... storyboard artist
Cathryn Webber .... carpenter / prop maker
Ellie Weston .... senior puppet maker
Manon Wright .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Will Norie .... additional dubbing editor
David Peacock .... adr recordist (as Dave Peacock)
Adrian Rhodes .... sound designer
Chris Stock .... voice track breakdown
Dafydd Archard .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Tony Curran .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Nick Del-Molino .... mix assistant (uncredited)
Nick Kray .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Will Norie .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Israel Hernández .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Brade .... visual effects
Hugh Brazier .... visual effects
George Milburn .... motion control
Lizzie Spivey .... puppet production manager
Zoe Starzak .... puppet production manager
Bram Ttwheam .... visual effects supervisor
Philip Child .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Barrett .... rigger
Charles Copping .... lighting camera
Richard Hosken .... gaffer
Richard Modlen .... rigger
Sam Morris .... camera assistant
Clive Scott .... lighting
Alan Scrase .... rigger
Churton Season .... camera assistant
Paul Smith .... lighting camera
Ben Stradling .... camera assistant
 
Animation Department
Sara Barbas .... assistant animator
Will Becher .... character animator
Dug Calder .... character animator
Joanne Chalkley .... character animator (as Jo Chalkley)
Merlin Crossingham .... supervising animator
Steve Edge .... assistant animator
Alison Evans .... character animator
Jo Fenton .... character animator
Jay Grace .... character animator
Wendy Griffiths .... character animator
Seamus Malone .... character animator
Dave Osmand .... character animator
Suzy Parr .... character animator
Elodie Poncon .... assistant animator
Loyd Price .... character animator
Dan Ramsay .... character animator
Claire Rolls .... character animator
Christopher Sadler .... character animator
Jan Sanger .... puppet production designer
Justin Smith .... assistant animator
Andy Symanowski .... character animator
Darren Thomson .... character animator
Dean Watson .... assistant animator
Ian Whitlock .... character animator
Lee Wilton .... character animator
 
Editorial Department
Angharad Owen .... additional editor
Andrew Ward .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Lewis Jones .... assistant music engineer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tom Barnes .... production technology
Ben Barrowman .... production runner
Richard Bowen .... production runner
Mark Burton .... creative consultant
David Button .... assistant floor manager
Richard Crocombe .... production technology
Ian Fleming .... production technology
Pete Forde .... production technology
Lew Gardiner .... production technology
Richard Goleszowski .... creative consultant
Alan Gregory .... production technology
Bob Gregory .... production technology
Richard Hansom .... development executive
Guy Holme .... production technology
Sam Horton .... production runner
Stef Ingram .... production assistant
Angie Last .... assistant: Nick Park
Suzi Little .... production technology
Emily Metcalfe .... p.a.
John Morrissey .... production technology
Kate Munkenbeck .... production coordinator
Sarah Powell .... production assistant
Paul Reeves .... production technology
Morgan Roe .... production technology
Nathan Sale Sr. .... production technology
Luke Smith .... production technology
Ben Whitehead .... read in artist
Andy Woodland .... production technology
 

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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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Unchained MelodySee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Technically impressive as the others, but I don't think he'll (Nick Park) ever beat The Wrong Trousers, 7 April 2009
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Wallace and Gromit have decided to set up their own baking business. One day, Wallace nearly has a traffic accident with the woman who used to be the 'bake-o-lite' girl. They warm to each other and romance starts to blossom-but Gromit, wary as ever (what with past experience!) suspects she's trouble, and what with the spate of serial killings involving local bakers that's been going on lately, maybe he's onto something.

After the success of 2005's film version The Curse of the Were Rabbit, Nick Park's plasticine heroes have become popular again and got enough publicity for a timely new episode last Christmas, that for one reason or another I didn't get to see all the way through. But now I have, and while the technical animation never ceases to impress me, it's now becoming quite clear that in my mind, Park'll never make as great an episode as The Wrong Trousers.

The serial killing theme of this new story might have been a bit too dark and adult to feature in a family film, but one of the trademarks of the franchise, the cheesy puns, are in abundance, from vinyl records Gromit owns by artists like Doggy Osmond and McFlea (as well as The Hound of Music!), to other clever (but not very subtle!) touches like advertisements for flights by Cheesy Jet. The stories in most of the short films revolve around Wallace warming to someone (or something) he's just met and Gromit suspecting (and being proved right!) that they're up to no good, and this is no exception but most of it is carried off with such technical expertise it's a minor quibble.

There's nothing really wrong here, it's just that nothing has (and I doubt ever will) live up to the standard of The Wrong Trousers for me. ***

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