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

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations.
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Julie Sedgewick ...
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Nick Park

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Nick Park ... (written by) (uncredited)

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Alan Gardner ... assistant producer
Sara Mullock ... producer

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Andy MacCormack ... (photography)
Fred Reed ... (photography)
Dave Alex Riddett ... (photography) (as David Alex Riddett)
David Sproxton ... (photography)

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William Ennals

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Aad Wirtz ... dubbing mixer (as Aard Wirtz)

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Greg Boulton ... models & sets
Johnny Parsons ... models & sets (as John Parsons)
Cliff Thorne ... models & sets
Michael Wright ... models & sets

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Andy MacCormack ... photographer
Fred Reed ... photographer
Dave Alex Riddett ... photographer
David Sproxton ... photographer

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Nick Park ... animator

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Debbie Smith ... animal sculptor
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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

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Also Known As
  • L'avis des animaux (France)
  • Comodidades de criatura (Argentina)
  • В мирe животных (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Livets nödtorft (Sweden)
  • Zwierzo-zwierzenia (Poland)
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  • 5 min
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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 »
Quotes The Brazilian Lion: In Brazil you have the space.
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