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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Philip Jackson <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 1 Oct 1993 08:18:42 +22304700
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On Thu, 30 Sep 1993, Stephen Hart wrote:
> There is a animated short that Nickelodian shows as a bumper during its
> kids program.  Done in a documentary or news interview style, the short
> shows zoo animals discussing there preference to the conditions and
> uncertainty of their natural habitat vs. the controlled and comfortable
> environment of the zoo.  I can't recall the name, but it was made around
> 1989, probably in Australia.  I don't know if this qualifies, but it is an
> amusing and thoughtful film.
> Stephen Hart, Florida State Univ. (4-0)
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The title I think you are referring to is "Creature Comforts" (1989: 1991
Academy Award winner), made by Aardman Animations, a British company that
specialises in plasticine and model animation. I'm not sure either whether
it quite qualifies as but I certainly agree that its an amusing and
thoughtful film. Our copy of "Creature Comforts" is in a compilation
entitled "Aardman Animations Vol. 1" from Connoisseur Video, 10A Stephen
Mews, London W1P 0AX, but you may have to find an American source if you
want an NTSC copy.
Philip Jackson
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