Creature Comforts: Complete Series 2

Creature Comforts: Complete Series 2


Reviewed by: Max Blinkhorn

Creature Comforts, animator Nick Park's "second big thing" has been going for well over 10 years now, if you include the original animation, and the highly praised series of adverts for Electricity (we'll put their basic premise, that electricity is a cheap way to heat your house to one side).

This new compilation, a two DVD set contains all of those adverts and much more in what is a terrific offering.

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As such, it shows the strength of Park's idea. Superficially, Creature Comforts may be a sweet little series which a-n-t-h-r-o-p-o-m-o-r-p-h-o-s-i-s-e-s animals, but brought together like this, the quality of this body of work just jumps out at you and shouts "Ble-h-h-h-h-h!". All you can do is chuckle, chortle and bubble.

It may sound a bit contrived to say it but this really is great Christmas Day watching, too, and after the Dumboing down of Disney on Bank Holidays, it'll fill a gap in the family's day.

The only bad thing about this is the sinking feeling I get when I realise these are the voices of my countrymen - this is "The Great British Public" and frankly, it's not very edifying. Dumb animals? No - Dumb Britain!

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2006
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More British quirks captured in claymation.
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Director: Richard Goleszowski

Writer: n/a

Starring: The great British public

Year: 2005

Runtime: 131 minutes

BBFC: PG - Parental Guidance

Country: UK


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