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This article is about the short film. For the franchise see Creature Comforts.

Series Name
Season Lip Sync, Episode 1
Air date July 15th 1989
Episode Guide
War Story

Creature Comforts is a 1989 short created by Aardman Animations. It is the first film in the Lip Sync series. The short film focuses on various animals in a zoo being interviewed about their living conditions, who complain about the cold weather, poor quality and the lack of space and freedom. These include a depressed gorilla, a Brazilian puma, a young hippopotamus and a family of polar bears.

Creature Comforts won an Academy Award in 1990 for best animated short film, and spawned a series of TV commercials called "Heat Electric". A TV series was later made.


  • Model & Sets by Michael Wright, Greg Boulton, John Parsons and Cliff Thorne.
  • Animal Sculptures by Debbie Smith.
  • Photography by David Sproxton, David Alex Rideett and Fred Reed.
  • Interviewer: Julie Sedgewick.
  • Edited by William Ennals.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Aard Wirtz.
  • Assistant Producer: Alan Gardener.
  • Produced by Sara Mullock.
  • Director & Animator: Nick Park.
  • An Aardman Animations Limited Production for Channel 4.
  • © Channel 4 1989.