Stop-motion animated series with a cast of animals, sound-biting on a specific topic each episode, such as creatures' sporting adventures, Christmas, and visits to veterinarians. The show ...
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A tortoise and hare argue over who is the best loser, lemmings point out the drawbacks of cliff-diving, scorpions take us through their fast-hand technique, and a wrestling mouse shows us how to land...
Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.
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 »
Stop-motion animated series with a cast of animals, sound-biting on a specific topic each episode, such as creatures' sporting adventures, Christmas, and visits to veterinarians. The show satirizes modern man on the street and documentary interviews, responding to unseen questioners. The voices of the characters, such as recurring dog and cat duo Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss, are supplied by everyday people speaking varied regional accents, credited as The Great British Public. The creatures are portrayed in their own habitats. Creature Comforts was originally a short film, then a series of highly popular commercials, later a U.S. series. Written by
The man who voiced Norman the maggot, in the episode "Working Animals", was actually describing his job in a mortuary. See more »
[episode - Working Animals]
The ideal weather for me is dry, about 68, 65 to 68 I'm perfect, anything over that or under that, I'm struggling, especially in cold mornings. I shouldn't really go out in cold mornings, I've been told, I shouldn't go out in cold mornings, I shouldn't go out in the wind, and I also, you know, I should just do what I can do and as I say some days I can move mountains, the next day I can't do anything.
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The actual individual names of the voice cast are not given. Instead, they are credited at the end of every episode as 'the voices of the Great British Public'. See more »
I had been a fan of Wallace and Gromit and the original Creature Comforts short for ten years when I stumbled across the first season DVD of the SERIES Creature Comforts on amazon.com. I, of course, promptly bought it and this series is remarkable.
These characters had me laughing, in fact I had to pause it a few times so I wouldn't miss anything. The conversations are brilliant. I especially love it when the animals will discuss certain anxieties like in the bird episode when the crows are talking about the fear of heights or when the iguana at the pet shop is lamenting about when her friends are plucked away and never seen again.
My favorite characters are Terry the octopus (that ice cream cone!), the pigs, the racing greyhound, that crazy blackbird and the wise hound. But I'm sorry, Edward the woodpecker blows them all away! His mannerisms are downright hysterical. Sometimes the creatures' conversations are funny, sometimes they're a little sad, but all of them have soul. Pick up the DVD if you haven't yet.
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