Let Clay Entertain You

Alison Morris -- April 22nd, 2008

What do you consider art? That’s what the producers of the clever program Creature Comforts apparently asked random folks before putting their thoughts together in this VERY clever bit that should appeal to all writers, illustrators, and artists by any other name. (My favorite character is the dog who talks about print-making.)

Originally a five-minute film by Nick Park of Wallace and Gromit fame, Creature Comforts became a British television series by Aardman Animations Ltd. that featured Claymation animals dubbed with the voices of everyday people commenting on whatever topic they’d been asked about in "man on the street" style interviews. CBS piloted an American version of the program last June but cancelled it after airing just three episodes. Animal Planet begins airing the show this week (Thursdays at 7pm). On their website you can watch 10 very entertaining Claymation shorts about how you can make the world a better place by adopting more eco-friendly habits. I’ll embed one below, but encourage you to visit the Animal Planet site to watch the others, as they’re the perfect Earth Day entertainment!

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