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Creature Comforts

By Nancy Warren, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Witty, absurd claymation for tweens and adults.

Movie NR 1996 32 minutes
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In addition to the title short by Nick Park (of Wallace and Gromit fame), claymation kings Peter Lord and Boris Kossmehl deliver comical and implausible plots and scintillating visuals. This collection is perfect for both teenagers and their parents who can appreciate the eccentric sensibility and multiple levels of humor.

Younger children will laugh at the animals' accents strange behavior in Creature Comforts, older kids and parents will howl at the dialogue of this 1989 Oscar winner as animals speak out about their treatment. Wat's Pig, a 1996 Oscar nominee, is a fast-paced medieval action fable, and Adam (a '91 nominee), will entrance younger viewers with its clever clay-play. Not Without My Handbag is a standout, combining Night of the Living Dead horror-animation, suspenseful music, and a ridiculous plot in which the devil owns a washing machine company.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 10, 1996
  • On DVD or streaming: June 6, 2000
  • Director: Nick Park
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Run time: 32 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • MPAA explanation: not rated
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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