Creature Comforts (1989)




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Creature Comforts is an Oscar-winning animated short from Aardman Animations and director Nick Park, the creator of the Wallace & Gromit series. As in his other works, Park mingles claymation and multidimensional characterizations with a dry, distinctly British sense of humor; this time around, his subject is the lives of animals in an English zoo. The film employs a documentary-like structure, presenting a series of interviews with zoo animals about their lives and homes. The central joke is that all the zoo's inhabitants speak with recognizably British voices and mannerisms, from a slightly embarrassed turtle to an enthusiastic polar bear cub. They express different viewpoints about zoo life, with some appreciating the security and care provided by their environment, but others bemoaning the confined space and unnatural environment. (One of the characters, a disgruntled mountain lion, is a recent immigrant from Brazil who complains that while his home country may have had less technology, at least it had warm weather and plenty of space.) Indeed, the dialogue spoken by Park's comical creatures sounds as if it was lifted verbatim from interviews with London residents about their apartments. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family , Television
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Critic Reviews for Creature Comforts

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Primordially funny: this is one of the few cartoons that get adults to laugh as helplessly as kids.

December 26, 2010
New Yorker
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No excerpt available.

Full Review… | April 22, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
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No excerpt available.

December 31, 1999
New York Times
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This series is, by turns, moving and hilarious, poignant and frivolous.

Full Review… | February 11, 2013
Eye for Film

a delightful short subject with as much entertainment and artistic value as many feature-length films

Full Review… | July 16, 2009

No excerpt available.

August 28, 2005

Audience Reviews for Creature Comforts

Regular interview soundtrack, but with Aardman plasticine animation on top. Great.

Lesley N
Lesley N

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So funny. Totally deserving of the two TV spinoffs.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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Good clay. Good funnies.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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