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Animal Behaviour (2018)

Animated anthropomorphized characters in a therapy session.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Ryan Beil Ryan Beil ... Dr. Clement - dog (voice)
Taz Van Rassel Taz Van Rassel ... Victor - ape (voice)
Leah Juel ... Lorraine - leech (voice)
Andrea Libman ... Cheryl - mantis (voice)
Toby Berner ... Todd - pig (voice)
James Kirk ... Jeffrey - bird (voice)
Alison Snowden Alison Snowden ... Linda - cat (voice)
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Animated anthropomorphized characters in a therapy session.

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English

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11 June 2018 (France) See more »

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Animal Behaviour See more »

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A Pig, A Dog and A Bird Walk Into a Psychiatrist's Office
10 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The National Film Board of Canada hasn't shown up much in the last couple of years of Oscar noteworthies, and so it's good to see them back again with this traditional "funny animal" cartoon. A bulldog is a therapist leading a group session that includes a preying mantis, a leech. a pig, a bird and a cat. A new group member appears, an ape with anger issues who's in denial. they all have their obsessive behavior, actions that are typical of their species, but expressed in popular psychobabble.

It has some serious points to make about anthropomorphism and self-obsession, but mostly it's very funny. That's the thing about the NFB, they're interested in making good short subjects.... that appeal to people. Assuming that you consider me a person, and aren't more worried about pigs, leeches, and so forth.


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