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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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Nick Park

Writers:

Nick Park, Bob Baker
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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

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Trivia

Albums in the filing cabinet at the end of the film include Poochini, "The Hound of Music" and one by a group called "The Beagles" written in a font similar to that used for The Beatles "A Hard Days Night" or "Help", and two by "McFlea" (McFly). 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: Farewell, my angel cake. You'll always be my Bake-O-Lite Girl.
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Connections

Follows A Grand Day Out (1989) See more »

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Unchained Melody
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Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
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A little bit of English clay
27 December 2008 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Nick Park's favourite creations Wallace and Grommit are back for another short feature, and 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' will appeal to all who loved the earlier stories. Perhaps the duo's latest outing lacks some of the freshness of their original appearances; but the detail of Park's gentle parodies of a certain vision of Englishness is as loving and humorous as ever, and the claymation approach saves the film from the curse of excess speed that mars much computer-generated animation. In some ways, the Wallace and Grommit films feel as if they belong to the world they depict, rather than our own, coarser one; long may they continue!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Aardman Animations See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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