Creature Comforts USA: Complete Series 3 has just been released on DVD in the UK by 2Entertain, offering more unscripted voices of the great American public hilariously brought to life with animated animals and wildlife.
Based on Aardman Animation’s original Oscar-winning short and the hit UK TV show, the seven episodes featured on Creature Comforts USA Complete Series 3 have yet to be broadcast in the UK and are exclusive to DVD.
The series first aired on CBS in the US, but the network pulled the show after just only three of its six episodes aired, much to the dismay of many Aardman fans in the States. All of the episodes, including the unaired ones, were then aired on Animal Planet earlier this year.
Animals again give their insightful opinions on some seriously funny subjects in seven brilliant episodes from the show, including views on Pets At The Vet, Winter and Fears & Phobias.
The cast of native American animals who fit the voices include Paul and Glenda the house cats, Jordi the Penguin, Jared and Hannah the Mule & Horse, Mogabe and Tokombu the Street Dogs, Heather the Hippo and Robin the Angel Fish.
• Aardman are currently working on a new Wallace & Gromit film, Trouble At’ Mill, set to air on BBC1 this Christmas. In the new half hour story, Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business: baking bread, with 62 West Wallaby Street now a granary with ovens and robotic kneading arms. Huge mixing bowls are all over the place and everything is covered with a layer of flour. On the roof is a ‘Wallace patent-pending’ old-fashioned windmill. The transformation is perfect.
But, although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have ‘disappeared’ this year – but Wallace isn’t worried. He’s too distracted and ‘dough-eyed’ in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help.
While they enjoy being the ‘Toast of the Town’, Gromit, with his master’s life in jeopardy, must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery – in what quickly becomes a ‘Matter of Loaf and Death’.
• Creature Comforts USA Complete Series 3 is on sale now
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Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.