Animals.: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: While the humor is uneven and the characters verge on obnoxious, Animals compensates with its straightforward approach and wacky social commentary.


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Air date: Feb 5, 2016
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Air date: Apr 1, 2016
Air date: Apr 8, 2016

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The animated comedy series follows the lives of animals in New York City. Each episode of Season 1 features a set of animals dealing with different problems: Rats falling in love and raising children, birds mistaking golf balls for eggs, caterpillars going through metamorphosis, and kleptomaniac cats. The lives of the animals also intertwine with those of some humans, part of a bigger story arc: The corrupt mayor of the city is trying to cover up the accidental death of a hooker, while he's campaigning for his reelection and his wife is cheating on him. Among the actors lending their voices to the characters are Jon Lovitz, Mindy Sterling, Eric Andre and Jonah Hill.

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Critic Reviews for Animals. Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

There's nothing particularly new about television shows trying to humanize animals, but "Animals" pushes this tendency to the extreme.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

In a sea of new television offerings, it's hard to dismiss something with as strong and focused a voice as this, even if it may not be your cup of tea.

Feb 4, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's in that cleverness that Animals could develop a loyal audience, but its very specific tone and alienating animation also makes it a hard sell. Luckily for those in the former camp there will be time to spread the word.

Feb 8, 2016 | Full Review…
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I could see this hilarious television series either becoming a big hit with a strong word of mouth ("have you seen that show...") or, at very worst, earning its place amongst other loved cult classics.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

An amiable and ambling amusement but rarely much more than that, Animals is most notable for how weirdly committed it is to furthering a sense of inner-city ennui.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The ridiculousness of it all is what makes the show work its magic.

Mar 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Animals observe, imitate humans in crude animated comedy.

Feb 16, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Ever since the animated series premiered on HBO earlier this month, it's presented a comically perverse look at the animal kingdom.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

This isn't a show that's trying overly hard to impress you with its technical achievements; the visuals are there primarily to give you something to look at while you listen to the charmingly loose and surprisingly subtle vocal performances.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

To stand out and survive now you have to be both great and lucky -- being a jaded, foul-mouthed animal isn't enough.

Feb 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Animals.: Season 1


A lazy, vulgar comedy that serves better as a radio series.


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