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I Am Not an Animal 

Five animals (a horse, rat, monkey, sparrow and a cat) that can think and speak are released by animal rights activists and must try to survive in the world.

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Series cast summary:
Amelia Bullmore ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Steve Coogan ...  Mark the Bird / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Julia Davis ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Kevin Eldon ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Arthur Mathews Arthur Mathews ...  Niall the Rabbit 6 episodes, 2004
Simon Pegg ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
John Shrapnel ...  Narrator 5 episodes, 2004


Five animals (a horse, rat, monkey, sparrow and a cat) that can think and speak are released by animal rights activists and must try to survive in the world.

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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 gang, having discovered Kieron strapped to a chair with his head severed, agree to give him a cigarette]
Kieron the Cat: At least I won't get lung cancer!
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References The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

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Wow- definitely not cutesy animation
9 August 2007 | by kaguSee all my reviews

This is one of those shows where you just aren't sure whether to love it or hate it but one thing is for sure. It's definitely not a children's animation. Decapitation, sexual fantasy, guns, jokes about the poor are just the beginning. This show is OUT there and i think i love it. But i recognize that it's crap. Like the 80's - it's terrible but god how we love to look back on glam rock and love ballads.

So basically, talking animals (a horse, an English bull dog, a monkey, a rat, and a sparrow) are created in a lab and set free by a misguided animal rights extremist. The animals then have to go from a life of luxury designed especially for them to one of utter poverty in a confused world where none of the other animals talk. They learn that meat comes from *gasp* other animals, That humans wont accept animals that talk, And that making money is harder than it looks. The rat has an over-sex-drive, The horse is an author, the sparrow is a wanna be singer cynic, the bull dog is a lady of breeding, and the monkey is a brain dead weirdo.

It's worth a couple episodes. You'll be in love, or so disgusted you have to turn it off or keep watching just to see what happens.

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