Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Creature Comforts America - The Complete Season One|
Actors: Julie Dove, The Great American Public
Directors: Dave Osmand, Merlin Crossingham, Richard Goleszowski
Genres: Comedy, Television, Animation
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 10/09/2007 Run time: 154 minutes
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Mackenzie C. from CLARKESVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 7/22/2014...
Funny stuff! The teenage girl skunks are hilarious!
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A very clever idea that didn't catch on in the US
TVSeriesFinale.com | Los Angeles, CA USA | 08/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Creature Comforts" comes from the same company that produces the wonderful claymation "Wallace & Gromit" shorts and movies like "Chicken Run." Episodes consisted of scenes of claymation animals speaking with the voices of regular people talking about their everyday lives.
A British version has become very popular in the UK but unfortunately the American version just didn't catch on. CBS pulled the series after only three weeks on the air due to low ratings.
Why? The show wasn't really intended for kids and I suspect many adults didn't watch it because they thought that it was for children. A producer on the series also shared with me that the length of the show (30 minutes) might have been a problem. The UK episodes are about 10 minutes long which may be the ideal length for something like this.
The project took months and months to complete so it's nice that the fans and general public will now have a chance to see all seven episodes.
NOT FOR THE KIDDIES
GEORGE RANNIE | DENVER, COLORADO United States | 08/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One evening while surfing the channels on my television, I stumbled on an episode of this show of "Creature Comforts America". Being an extreme fan of the British version of this program, I came to a stop ending my channel surfing for a time. As a previous reviewer on this board so succinctly wrote, these are NOT really cartoons for the kids; however, they are very funny Claymation cartoons really for GROWNUPS! In this American version, the creatures have wonderfully varying American accents that are hysterical plus they are being asked questions that could be considered more relevant to our country or more particularly "American" questions--some being taken from the news in the USA. I particularly love the Claymation character of the snake that has just swallowed the cat along with the horny panda bears--all are hysterical. I am just so very glad that they have released season one on DVD and I am also so very sad that there won't be anymore releases due to the show's cancellation because it is indeed so very funny."
Creature Comforts - pulled too soon
Ryan Agadoni | Whittier, CA USA | 10/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came to this American version already a fan of the original Nick Park short and the BBC series, so I knew pretty much what to expect. What surprised me, though, was just how much funnier this American series seemed to me than the BBC version! I'm a long-time fan of British comedy (everything from Fawlty Towers to Monty Python to Spaced to Mr. Bean to The Office), but for some reason this American edition just kept me laughing the entire time, whereas the British version had more spaced out laughs.
Intact in this version are the hilarious sight-gags in the background, the delightful design of the animals, and the hilarious juxtaposition of human responses coupled with non-human settings.
I watched both of the episodes as they aired, and was so disappointed to hear that the series had been canceled immediately thereafter. I was very surprised, actually, because a lot of my friends had watched the show on their own and loved it just as much as I had. I don't know if they didn't advertise it enough or what, but everyone I showed it too later thought it was great, so I wish they'd given it more of a chance. Oh well.
I'm glad they at least put the whole season out on DVD. This will make a good present for many family members and friends this year for Christmas."