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Creature Comforts (1989)

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

Director:

Nick Park
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Cast

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Julie Sedgewick Julie Sedgewick ... Interviewer (voice)
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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>

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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations | Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creature Comforts See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Trivia

The film's soundtrack is a mixture of actual interviews with shut-ins and zoo attendees, and semi-acting. The jaguar was a Brazilian friend of director Nick Park's who hated England. Park told him to pretend he was a jaguar in the zoo for the interview. See more »

Goofs

In the Gorilla's enclosure, a tally chart is seen on the wall behind her. One of the tallys has five downward strokes instead of the normal four. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Polar Bear: Do you eat lions?
Dad Polar Bear: No, I don't eat lions, Andrew.
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Connections

Featured in The Amazing World of Wallace and Gromit (1999) See more »

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A true sign of Nick Park's genius
18 January 2018 | by alexfinlayson-80821See all my reviews

Many of us enjoy going to the zoo to see some truly astonishing animals. But here's one question that a lot of people don't seem to consider: What do the animals think about it? Well this film will tell you...

I've always been a fan of Aardman productions and Creature Comforts remains my favourite animated short film ever (as much as I love Wallace and Gromit).

Probably the biggest factor that makes this film so iconic is that it is completely unscripted. Various members of the British public who lived in either a housing estate or an old peoples home gave their opinions on the living conditions they have and these interviews were used as the voices of zoo animals. The most notable of the voice actors is a Brazilian man (a friend of director Nick Park) who makes no secret of his opinion of England. See if you can guess which character he voices.

The fact that this was Nick Park's first professional film and that he animated it all by himself makes it even more of an achievement. It won him his first Academy Award and remains one of his greatest triumphs. It was, without a doubt, a real sign of the wonders that were to come from him...


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