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|Nick Park||...||(written by) (uncredited)|
|Alan Gardner||...||assistant producer|
|Dave Alex Riddett||...||(photography) (as David Alex Riddett)|
|Aad Wirtz||...||dubbing mixer (as Aard Wirtz)|
|Greg Boulton||...||models & sets|
|Johnny Parsons||...||models & sets (as John Parsons)|
|Cliff Thorne||...||models & sets|
|Michael Wright||...||models & sets|
|Dave Alex Riddett||...||photographer|
|Debbie Smith||...||animal sculptor|
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.
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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||When the Aye-Aye is being interviewed, the leaves around her keep randomly changing positions. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Featured in The Amazing World of Wallace and Gromit (1999). See more »|
The Brazilian Lion:
In Brazil you have the space.
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