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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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Cast

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Matter of Loaf and Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Production Co:

Aardman Animations See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Wallace and Gromit try to dispose of the bomb, but can't because there are ducks in a pond out of one window and nuns through another is a reference to the scene in Batman (1966), where Batman, played by Adam West, has similar problems whilst trying to dispose of a bomb. See more »

Goofs

After the opening sequence, in the Top Bun delivery van Wallace's apron appears and disappears between shots. 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.
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Connections

Follows The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Wallace & Gromit Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Julian Nott
Performed by Platinum Themes Pro
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The darkest outing yet. Personally it's my favourite
24 November 2013 | by JellybeansuckerSee all my reviews

Under rated, I feel, by a sizable amount. Yes it was a bit different to the more innocently silly Wrong Trousers but it was both a post-Wererabbit feature and a clear spoof of Murder mysteries. I loved the cartoony menace rumbling away as the plot thickens. Brilliant references, a great (cartoon) murder thriller atmosphere and the usual fantastic animations and characters. I found it the most gripping and compelling of all W&Gs. There's just enough silliness and action in it for W&G purists while IMO giving a much better, more involving story and a far slicker narrative. I thought it was pretty near to perfection and am surprised so many seem not to be as impressed.

It is a bit different, definitely darker than the early ones but this came after the darkish Wererabbit movie, so this progression is to be expected. Yes it's not as charming and may be on the dark side for young kids, but you have the early ones for eccentric charm. This is post-Wererabbit and is an excellent little murder thriller.


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