A Matter of Loaf and Death
A Matter of Loaf and Death is a 2008 British stop-motion animated film created by Nick Park, and the fourth of his shorts to star his characters Wallace and Gromit. It is the first Wallace and Gromit short since A Close Shave in 1995.
A Matter of Loaf and Death is a murder mystery, with Wallace and Gromit starting a new bakery business. With an unknown assailant murdering bakers, Gromit tries to solve the case before Wallace ends up a victim himself. It was the last Wallace and Gromit film before the retirement of Wallace's voice actor Peter Sallis in 2010.
- [Wallace and Gromit are in the baker's van]
- Wallace: Ah, lovely cup, Gromit. But, hmmm, a slightly dieselie aftertaste, perhaps? 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] Very well done. Thanks, boy.
- Wallace: But Piella, you're the Bake-O-Lite girl!
- Piella Bakewell: Was the Bake-O-Lite girl. I ate too much food, you see.
- Wallace: Oh, really?
- Piella Bakewell: I'll never ride the balloon anymore.
- Wallace: Oh dear.
- Piella Bakewell: So they dropped me.
- Wallace: What a blow. Gee!
- Piella Bakewell: ME! A curse on bakers and their loathsome confections!
- [after Piella gets eaten alive by the crocodile off-screen]
- Wallace: Farewell, my angel. You'll always be my Bake-O-Lite Girl.
- Peter Sallis as Wallace
- Sally Lindsay as Piella Bakewell
- Melissa Collier as Fluffles
- Sarah Laborde as Bake-O-Lite singer
- Ben Whitehead as Baker Bob
- Geraldine McEwan as Miss Thripp