and I are engaged to be married.
Till death do us part!"
That insatiable inventor Wallace, and his dogged
doggy pal Gromit have embarked
on yet another new business adventure. This time, they've
converted their home in
West Wallaby Street into a floured-up "dough to
door" bakery, complete with a
grinding windmill. And business is - er - blooming.
But there's trouble in store.
Someone's been bumping off their rival bakers around
town, and no one can be
sure where or when the killer will strike next...
Wallace isn't scared, though. He's far too busy
falling in love with his new paramour,
Piella Bakewell. Piella is the former pin-up for the Bake
O Lite bakery. She used to
star in an array of famous advertisements and posters,
together with a most
"Light as a feather, I'm the Bake O Lite Girl!"
Only, she's not quite as light as she used to
be. And underneath that puffed pink
exterior there beats a piqued and wicked heart, bent
on revenge. Wallace can't
see through her facade, he's too smitten, so once
more it's Gromit who uncovers
the self-raising truth. But will he be able
to persuade his master in time, or will
Wallace wind up as the unlucky thirteenth victim
on Piella's murderous list...?
Here, then, is yet another glorious stop-motion adventure
from Nick Park and the
multi-talented folks at Aardman Animation. Wallace
and Gromit's West Wallaby
Street world is once more created in glorious minutiae.
No stone is left unturned
in the hunt for authenticity. And once again, we have
a crazy plot that's stuffed-to-
busting with sly asides, homages and movie references
galore. Better still, these
are never allowed to over-run this masterful tale
of suspense. As always, the film
encourages repeat viewings and it delivers upon
them, as Piella's dough-lightfully
deadly plot plays out once more.
Oh, and Piella herself is the most delicious femme
fatale for Wallace. There's
quality to her, with her preference for pink dresses, decoupage
and fwuffy toys. But she's no softy. She's deadly.
Beneath that swirled bun
hairstyle is a devious mind, hell bent on the
death of thirteen budding bakers!
"Gromit! - I've got a bomb in me pants!"
Deliriously British to their plasticene core,
Wallace and Gromit's ongoing
adventures are Big Events on their home soil.
The BBC rolled out the red
carpet for the christmas premiere of this installment.
The puppets took
over the front cover of the "Radio Times"
and starred in channel idents which
played throughout the festive period. And the
move paid off, because the
film went on to top the Christmas ratings, beating
the likes of "Eastenders"
and the mischievious delights of "Doctor
Once more, the fine folks at aardman have stuffed
their production full of
incredible animated detail. And once more, The
Hound has settled down with
his remote control to
identify some of it for you!...
Piella returns in a Google+ advert...
10 Toon Terrors
Piella's on our Halloween countdown...
2009 BAFTA - Best Animated Short
2009 Annie Award - Best Animated Short Subject
a dozen deaths
The twelve bakers previously bumped off by Piella
Norbert Stodge Quiche
Wayne Scales Crusty
Rich Teabiscuit Herb
Phil O'Pastry Brendan
Bread Astair Bob
film premiered on BBC1 on December 25th 2008, at 8.30pm.
and that first screening picked up 14.4m viewers,
the top- rated tv show over the Christmas period...
Curse of the
A Grand Day
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film by Nick Park
read in artist:
voice of Fluffles:
Bake o Lite singer:
puppet prod designer:
puppet prod managers:
senior puppet makers:
set prod designer:
asst art directors:
set dress/prop makers:
add't'l dubbing editor:
asst floor manager:
asst to Nick Park:
first asst editor:
voice track breakdown:
visual effects sup:
head of production:
Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Miles Bullough
Nick Park & Bob Baker
Mark Burton, Richard Goleszowski
Michael salter, David Vinicombe
Will Becher, Alison Evans, Dave Osmand,
Loyd Price, Claire Rolls, Ian Whitloak,
Lee wilton, Andy Symanowski, Seamus Malone,
Christopher Sadler, Darren Thomson, Wendy Griffiths,
Jo Chalkley, Suzy Parr, Jay Grace,
Dan Ramsay, Jo Fenton, Dug Calder
Steve Edge, Dean Watson, Elodie Poncon,
Justin Smith, Sara Barbas
Lizzie Spivey, Zoe Starzak
Claire Drewett, Harriet Thomas, Andy Spradbery,
Ellie Weston, Jon Frier, Anne king,
Claire Cohen, Debbie Smith
Arlene Arrell, Nancy Jones, Chris Booth,
Gary Roberts, Will Harding, Jay Anfield Smart
Sarah Laborde, Manon Wright
: Fred Gray
Helen Javes, Paul Bryant, Rachel Bowen,
Andy Brown, Sophie Brown, Stuart Mallaber
Alan Barrett, Richard Modlen, Alan Scrase
Matthew Healey, Cathryn Webber
Dave Alex Riddett
Charles Copping, Paul Smith
Sam Morris, Churton Season, Ben Stradling
John Wright Model Making,
Jeff Cliff Model Effects
Tom Barnes, Peter Forde, Bob Gregory,
John Morrissey, Nathan Sale Snr,
Richard Crocombe, Lew Gardiner, Guy Holme,
Paul Reeves, Luke Smith, Ian Fleming,
Alan Gregory, Suzi Little, Morgan Roe,
Sarah Powell, Stef Ingram
Ben Barrowman, Richard Bowen, Sam Horton
Tim Brade, Hugh Brazier
Richard "Beeky" Beek
Sally Lindsay (Piella)