When hit with news like today’s Stan Winston bombshell, news of further work by a guy like Nick Park is very welcome. So thank Cinema Gaslight for pointing out the new production stills from the next Wallace & Gromit short. Once called Trouble At’ Mill, now titled A Matter of Loaf and Death, the film tracks events that transpire when W&G open up a home bakery.

Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business. The conversion of 62 West Wallaby Street is complete and impressive, the whole house is now a granary with ovens and robotic kneading arms. Huge mixing bowls are all over the place and everything is covered with a layer of flour. On the roof is a ‘Wallace patent-pending’ old-fashioned windmill. The transformation is perfect.

Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have ‘disappeared’ this year – but Wallace isn’t worried. He’s too distracted and ‘dough-eyed’ in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help.

Miss Bakewell is pictured here, and she has already eclipsed Megan Fox and that girl from Sexy Dance 2 in Maxim’s inevitable ‘hottest of ’08’ rundown.