Was originally conceived as a CGI show using motion-capture for the faces of the characters, however this was changed (after going partly into production with it) as they realized just how restrictive CGI would be on their budget. See more »
[the Animal Liberationists have freed the gang from the compound, when Phillip sticks his head into the cab of the truck]
Philip the Horse:
Excuse me, is there any chance of a toilet break?
Mark the Bird:
Well, you heard the man!
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Just had to write a review, having seen the hostile/lukewarm considerations received so far. "I Am Not an Animal" is the best comedy show seen on the BBC for a long time, and I urge everyone to catch it when it's repeated. Mark the Bird is the most wittily observed of the main characters, his weary cynicism brilliantly played off against his belief in himself as a constantly thwarted singer-songwriter; Philip the Horse boasts superb voice acting from the ludicrously multi-talented Steve Coogan; and Winona the Dog provides the most cringeworthy pretensions of all the would-be human animals. The series is original, weird, observationally sublime and different to just about every other show out there at the moment. What it doesn't do is provide viewers with one of the two default options of British comedy: the whacky, light-hearted families of Butterflies and As Time Goes By or the ruthless, cruel parody of Alan Partridge and The League of Gentlemen (not that there's anything wrong with the latter). Highly recommended.
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