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I recently bought this DVD as I love Creature Comforts and think it's probably one of the funnist TV shows around. It was created by Nick Park quite a number of years ago before being turned into a TV series in 2003. Nick Park was also behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run so he has great skill in what he does. Creature comforts has no real plot but is a collection of short interviews with animated plasticine animals, including birds, pigs, dogs and all manner of creatures. There is a huge variation and they are all done very well and are all extremely funny and witty. They are asked normal questions relating to everyday life and we hear their responses and subsequent observations on the question asked.
Now, it's strange but if these were interviews with real people then it probably wouldn't be as funny, but the fact that it is plasticine animals with brilliant mannerisms makes it hilarious and if you've never seen it then you will be laughing out loud before you know it.
This particular DVD is in four different sections and you can either play the episodes separately or one by one. There are also bonus features as well.
Some of my favourite characters in the show are pickles the guide dog who is a guide dog who has an optimistic outlook on life and a high-pitched laugh that is highly exaggerated. Then there is fluffy the hamster who is a depressed hamster who is very pessmistic about everything in life. Lastly there is Clement the Bloodhound who is always going to see medical specialists but they can never diagnose what his actual problem is.
I think the show is very clever and well made and is great for children and adults alike. They have developed more and more characters over the years to prevent you getting bored and there are a wide range of characters on show all with different attitudes and opinions.
I've just recently bought this as part of the dvd box set after owning series 1 of the widely well known and widely acclaimed shorts by Nick Parks and i can assure you this does not dissappoint.
You get the same genius as series 1, covering part 1 of the Creature Comforts shorts that were shown on the TV with quite a few episodes to get you giggling.
It is a very funny and expertly produced series which is well worth a purchase and it also has special features such as meeting the characters.
Nick Parks is now very well know for creating such characters as Wallace & Gromit and the expertise he put into those films can be easily seen in the Creature Comforts clips.
Its a good, funny, lighthearted dvd and one that can be watched over and over again.
Fun for all the family and one you'll never stop laughing at!
This animated British TV series is based on the original Oscar-winning film by Nick Park (CHICKEN RUN, WALLACE AND GROMIT) and features the painstaking plasticine animation for which the director has become famous. Using 'man on the street' interviews with people from all walks of life, Park pairs the voices with animals who appear to be talking about their own situations. Charming and hilarious, the genius of this simple idea lies in its execution, as the accents are paired with animals who fit them perfectly. Six new episodes and featuring new characters. Episodes include: 'Beast In Show', 'The Brood', 'Pet Hates', 'Impressions', 'Animals In The Hood' and 'Sport!'.