A MATTER OF LOAF & DEATH (U)
D: Nick Park
BBC/Aardman (Steve Pegram)
W: Nick Park & Bob Baker
Mus: Julian Nott
voices of: Peter Sallis (Wallace), Sally Lincoln (Piella Bakewell)
A Matter Of Loaf & Death is the fourth Wallace & Gromit short film, and the first following their big-screen outing in 2005 (The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit).
Once again it utilises a brilliant stop-motion animation style to being its characters to life, as the double act start a new bakery business and Wallace develops a relationship with Piella Bakewell, once the famous face of a cake brand. However, the relationship and the business come under threat when it emerges that someone is murdering all the town's bakers.
While not quite as good as previous adventures, it's a fine way for the duo to bow out, with voice actor Peter Sallis announcing his retirement after the film was screened on television in Christmas 2008.