creature comfortson May 15, 2006 at 8:00 pm
For those looking for animation so superb it surpasses the need of story, look no further than Aardman’s Creature Comforts. The animation is astoundingly executed, sly and extremely poignant. It’s funny and wry and honest. In less able hands it would be mean, but the kindness and compassion if the animators makes for sheer joy. If you’re unfamiliar , the premise is unscripted interviews which provide the vocal track for animal-centric Aardman claymation, and what might be downright depressing confessions become uplifting social commentary. The matching of animal to voice is obviously very thoughtful… roaches talking about working low jobs, a seeing-eye dog talking about a life of public service, etc etc. Really really funny and perfectly done. Check it out.