Why did I never blog about Creature Comforts? Good question. If you appreciate the claymation you probably saw that wonderful short-film conceived which animals discuss life at the zoo, directed by Nick Park and produced by Aardman Animations. If you didn’t, watch it on AtomFilms (try QuickTime format if you use Firefox) or try this link.
The original film’s dialogue was created by interviewing residents of a housing development with shut-ins and zoo attendees. Claymation animation was then created that attributed the answers to zoo animals. The leopard speech is the best part of the video, hilarious indeed, and his voice is from a Brazilian friend of director Nick Park’s who hated England.
In 2003 Creature Comforts became a TV series in the same style, but unfortunately I never saw an episode. You will find many cool things on the TV series site, including some video excerpts and information about the production. Aardman also helped promote the Countryside Code using all new Creature Comforts characters and countryside sets of moorland, coast and farmland. The lovely characters are all over the site and there is the promotional video too.
PS.: just in case, if you want to know, my accent is much better than the leopard’s accent.
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