As our previous idea was considered a little morbid, we decided to switch the emotions around, starting off scared and ending up happy.
After lots of re-drawings and revised timelines we finally decided on a solid story.
The bread all live in the bread-bin. They are cautious. Suddenly the lid lifts up and the bread all huddle in a group, terrified as the hand reaches in to select the first slice of bread in the line. The others look on, terrified as their friend gets dropped in the toaster. Time passes until, with a ‘ping’, the bread is flung into the air as a magnificent, golden, crispy piece of toast. His friends watch in awe. The newly cooked toast feels free and epic as he soars through the air, reaching the apex of his climb and starts to descend. The bread notice and continue to watch. The toast lands ungracefully on a plate.