MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,495 this week

Creature Comforts (1989)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 4,162 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 11 critic

A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 07 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Jun 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Creature Comforts (1989)

Creature Comforts (1989) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Creature Comforts.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

Directors: Steve Box, Nick Park
Stars: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes
Shaun the Sheep (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Shaun is a sheep who doesn't follow the flock - in fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. Shaun and his pals run ... See full summary »

Stars: John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A janitor at an alien night-club gets his wish to be a singer.

Director: Eric Armstrong
Stars: Brad Simonsen, Mortonette Jenkins, Jeff Wolverton
Timmy Time (TV Series 2009)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Kate Harbour, Justin Fletcher, Louis Jones
Presto (2008)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland
Stars: Doug Sweetland
Every Child (1979)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Fedorenko
Stars: Bernard Carez, Sophie Cowling, Raymond Pollender
Family | Romance | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Pepe Le Peu chases a female cat in a perfume shop until she turns the tables on him.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Crac (1981)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

Director: Frédéric Back
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg
Chicken Run (2000)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chicken Run is a comedy escape drama with a touch of passion set on a sinister Yorks chicken farm in 1950s England.

Directors: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels
Documentary | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In this edutainment series, Wallace with the help of his correspondents presents various real inventions and scientific accomplishments, while Gromit operates their basement TV studio. Of course, some mischief on the set is unavoidable.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Ashley Jensen, Jem Stansfield
Bunny (1999)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An elderly widowed rabbit is encouraged by a moth to commit suicide by sticking her head in an oven so that she may join her husband in death.

Director: Chris Wedge
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Julie Sedgewick ...
Interviewer (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Off camera, with her microphone in view, an interviewer asks creatures at the zoo to talk about how they like their accommodations, what's good and what's bad, and what they miss about their old land. The animals interviewed include a family of polar bears - the youngest of whom likes it there, a large Brazilian cat (who misses the space and the heat of the Amazon), an ape who's a bit bored, a lemur, a turtle who reads for escape, and a chicken who compares her life favorably to the lives of her sisters in the circus. They talk about what they eat, their cramped and smelly quarters, and the technology of zoo life. They're thoughtful, philosophical, and reasoned. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

zoo | animal | turtle | polar bear | puma | See All (12) »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 1989 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Comodidades de criatura  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Commissioned by Channel 4 as part of a 5-part series of Aardman animations called "Lip Synch". The five films in the series were Creature Comforts (1989), Going Equipped (1990), Ident (1990), Next (1990) and War Story (1989). See more »

Quotes

The Gorilla: You can't get out and about as much as you would like to.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection 2 (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nick Park was showing his talent early on.
27 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Before the "Wallace & Gromit" series and "Chicken Run", Nick Park made a splendid debut with "Creature Comforts", in which several animals in a zoo explain how unhappy they are to be in cages. If the cartoon is goofy, then they play it to good effect, and it has a good message. I've always thought that Nick Park not only has great ideas for cartoons, but that his claymation style is quite neat, with the bug eyes and rectangular mouths.

Other interesting cartoons of this style include not only the "Wallace & Gromit" series, but also "Wat's Pig" and "Ident". The last two are fascinating, if bizarre.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite animal? angel86241
united states version ceesemonkee
Discuss Creature Comforts (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page