Wallace & Gromit have started a new bread baking business, ‘Top Bun’ and converted 62 West Wallaby Street into a granary with ovens, robotic kneading arms and an old-fashioned windmill on the roof. The transformation is perfect.
Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that a dozen local bakers have ‘disappeared’ this year – but Wallace isn’t worried. He’s too distracted and ‘dough-eyed’ in love with former beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell.
While they enjoy being the ‘Toast of the Town’, Gromit soon realises his master’s life is in jeopardy, and turns sleuth to solve the escalating murder mystery – in what quickly becomes ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death.’ –wallaceandgromit.com
Nicholas Wulstan “Nick” Park, CBE (born 6 December 1958) is an English filmmaker of stop motion animation best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. He was nominated for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film but lost out to Logorama. He has been nominated for an Oscar a total of six times, and won four.
Park was born in Preston in Lancashire, England, the son of Celia, a seamstress, and Roger Park, a photographer. He attended Cuthbert Mayne High School (now Our Lady’s Catholic High School). He grew up with a keen interest in drawing cartoons, and as a 13-year old made films with the help of his mother – who was a dressmaker – and her home movie camera and cotton bobbins. He also took after his father, an amateur inventor, and would send items – such as a bottle that squeezed out different coloured wools – to Blue Peter.. He studied Communication Arts at Sheffield Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) and then went to the National… read more
After shooting a feature with our modelling clay heroes Aardman returned to the short format for the first time in over a decade and a fourth time in all. In this particular episode, Wallace & Gromit's adventures take a sinister turn as Gromit tries to prevent his master from becoming the thirteenth victim of a deadly cereal killer who has been murdering all of the other bakers in town. Funny, macabre mayhem ensues..
Even though it debuted on British television in 2008, Nick Park’s newest installment in the (mis)adventures of his claymation pals Wallace and Gromit finally hit the States last year, just in time… read review