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Not as good as the British version but could be in the future
I was looking forward to this new version and I am disappointed. Some very charming creatures are in it but they don't seem to be getting loving attention. The little bird with the unusual eyes is adorable. (Would make a great toy if only Aardman would license really nice fake ceramic (plastic) versions of the creatures..)The birds in the cage are very American. The male bird voice is very familiar! Unfortunately, the voices are often not funny enough, and some of the creatures seem to be lacking when it comes to coloration. (e.g. the bull dogs..even the horses..)One of the problems is that the American voices that have been chosen are not as funny as the British ones.. The fake Chong..is not as funny as Cheech and Chong..but could be with a little work. The Alfred Hitchcock cat voice in the British version is wonderful..as is the cat. Why aren't the American pair (two cats) as interesting and as funny as the Hitchcock cat and funny little dog pair? The dachshunds are wonderful..and need more attention.
There are also too many commercials on American TV for this kind of program.
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