A Matter of Loaf and Death is a 2008 British stop-motion animated short film produced by Aardman Animations, created by Nick Park, and is the fourth short to star his characters Wallace and Gromit, the first one 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. The short was also one of most watched television specials in the United Kingdom in 2008, and received critical acclaim. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short Film at the 82nd Academy Awards losing to Logorama and won a BAFTA and an Annie Award for Best Short Animation and Best Animated Short Subject respectively in 2009.