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Aardman Revives Creature Comforts

Viewers just can't get enough of the Brazilian lion, the polar bear twins and the other zoo inhabitants that were the subject of Nick Park's Oscar-winning short CREATURE COMFORTS. Park and Aardman Animation are in production on a new series featuring the animated animals that is scheduled to air on U.K. channel ITV1 in 2003. Old favorites from the original short, as well as nearly 100 new characters, will appear in the new CREATURE COMFORTS series. Creator Nick Park said, "I have had this project in mind for a few years now. CREATURE COMFORTS was one of the first films I made and upon reflection, I feel that it was never fully explored. There is a whole world outside of the zoo to explore and empathize with, there are many parallels between humans and animals all around us. The technique of putting real-life interviews into the mouths of plasticine characters will remain entertaining as long as there are interesting people to interview, and there are." The series is now in production at Aardmans studios in Bristol. It will be directed by Richard Golezsowski and produced by Julie Lockhart.