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TV Tonight: "Creature Comforts"

TV Tonight: "Creature Comforts"

It's finally time! My new favorite thing, the CBS animated series "Creature Comforts," starts tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific.

Here's the deal: The Aardman Animations team (known for "Wallace and Gromit" and Chicken Run) went around the country, interviewing ordinary people on subjects ranging from art to love to health care. Then, they turned those people into adorable animals (caged lovebirds, horses in a stable, a fish in a bowl) and told their stories through the studio's trademark stop-motion animation.

I'm really not sure if this show will catch on (in fact, I'm already gearing up to mourn its premature cancellation, just in case). My biggest fear is that people will hear the word "animated" and assume they're getting cartoons, not social anthropology. True, "Creature Comforts" isn't necessarily laugh-out-loud funny, but it is charming, delightful, and definitely worth a shot. To watch a couple of preview clips,

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andelman andelman 10 years
If you’d like to know more about “Creature Comforts,” please check out my audio interview with executive producer Kit Boss. He was previously a writer and producer for seven seasons on “King of the Hill.”
liza0183 liza0183 10 years
I watched this last night with my husband and we fell in luv with it! I luved the dog in the pound freaking hilarious!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Thanks for the note Buzz! I watched tonight and loved it. At one point there is a snake in background that is bundled up on a stool, ,and it poops into a bucket on the floor. :ROTFL: and there were so many other things going on in the background during the talking...most was related but someof it wasn't, and still, so funny, but i think i agree that it will get cancelled just because not enough people will get all the humor and turn. I loved it though, and will def be tuning in.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I'm so looking forward to watching this tonight. Thanks for the reminder, Buzz.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I've seen the British version too and it's hilarious! And so cute!:LOVE:
inadee inadee 10 years
ahh! I can't believe this has gone to the US! I loved the origial British version!
licia licia 10 years
Oooh! I can't wait to watch this tonight! I'm afraid it won't catch on too, but I really hope people will give it a chance.
nimue nimue 10 years
this looks soooo cool!! i love the dog talking about print making and how they dont understand it as an art....but he's a doggy and there are muddy prints all around!! haha i want to watch this
chancleta chancleta 10 years
coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool *happy dance* i'm really excited. i first heard about this show here on sugar (from buzz) and i'm really excited about it!
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