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Creature Comforts

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Creature Comforts is a 1990 animated short film about how animals feel about living in a zoo, a series of commercials for "Heat Electric", and a 2003 television series in the same style.

The original film's dialogue was created by interviewing residents of a housing development. Claymation animation was then created that attributed the answers to zoo animals.

Creature Comforts won an Academy Award for Animated Short. It was conceived and directed by Nick Park, and produced by Aardman Animations as part of a series called "Lip Synch" for Channel 4.

This soon led to a series of British television commercials for the Electricity Board which were made in the same style, featuring a closing voice-over by Johnny Morris.

In 2003 a further series of Creature Comforts films was made for the British television network ITV by Aardman, with episodes directed by Richard Goleszowski. These are currently aired as re-runs on Comedy Central, usually late at night.

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