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Okay here's the plot- David Thewlis stars as the voice of Sludger, an
aardvark who is a natural drummer and wants the good life, including
having decent trousers (he is OBSESSED with trousers!) Along comes
Feldwick C. Hackenbush, a caterpillar who is obsessed with fame and
fortune and sees Sludger as a potential target. Together they set off
to Beak City where Sludger changes his name to Hamilton Mattress and
sets out for fame.........
This short animation film is brilliant! It's so funny. Like many kiddie films, this is a moral story. Sludger is seen as ugly despite his natural drumming talent and the moral of the story is that looks don't matter.
David is brilliant as Sludger- he brings the character alive and makes him really funny. When I think of his voice, I think of "Island of Dr Moreau" or "Harry Potter". I can imagine David having loads of fun with this one I've not had so much fun with an animation since watching "Wallace and Gromit".
This animation from Harvest Films & Egmont Animation tells the tale
Sludger the Aardvark a natural born drummer whose talent is
one day by Feldwick C Hackenbush, a large green caterpillar.
they head off to Beak City (inhabited entirely by birds - geddit?)
try to make it big in the world of drumming.
I haven't enjoyed an animation so much since Wallace and Grommit.
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! Not only is Hamilton Mattress very funny, but it teaches a great moral about your talent matters not your looks without preaching. The story is likable and original, about an aardvark seeking fame as a natural drummer, and the script is irreverent enough with the perfect balance of dry humour and zaniness. Hamilton Mattress certainly looks amazing, with lovely colourful backgrounds especially that of Beak City itself and character movements that are sharp and convincing. The music is memorable too, the sound effects are excellent , and the characters are fun; Sludger/Hamilton Mattress is both humorous and sensitive and I love that sort of character. Feldwick C. Hackenbush the caterpillar is also great fun, so are Beryl and Balaustrade but Sludger will always be my favourite of all. The voice work was outstanding; David Thewlis should seriously do more voice work, for he was perfect in the title role, he really comes alive. Henry Goodman is amusing as Feldwick, and Lindsay Duncan is lovely as Beryl and Gertrude. William Hootkins also deserves praise for his voice acting of Balaustrade, a villain who is sinister yet funny as well. All in all, this is brilliant, if you come across it, I guarantee you will love it. 10/10 Bethany Cox
This show is excellent. David Thewlis as the voice of Hamilton Mattress was brilliant. Henry Goodman as the voice of Mr. Feldwick C. Hackenbush/Septimus was interesting. This story happens when Sluger was a Ardvark and wants Trousers and wants to be one of beautiful people in town. So a Caterpillar was up in a very interesting tree then a little later when Sluger plays the rocks like the drum the Caterpillar came down. So then he talk to the Caterpillar who he wants to be. So then they begin there journey way high up in the trees so there was a log like a seesaw. So then they where up in the clouds and then there was a city called Beak City. So in a little later the Caterpillar wants to be a different name then Sluger so there was a mattress build board on the wall so his new name is Hamilton Mattress. This show is excellent you will like this show. The story must continue so do not forgot to watch the whole thing.
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