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Trivia / Creature Comforts

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  • Breakthrough Hit: The Oscar win brought both Nick Park and Aardman to the attention of American studios interested in an International Co Production, though the studio had the clout to turn down offers for a few more years until they were ready.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Due to the film being created by Nick Park and, therefore, sporting his design style, some American viewers viewing the original short (or parts thereof) mistook it for an existing or forthcoming Wallace & Gromit short where said characters visit the zoo.
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  • Development Gag: Some little quirks about the interviewees made it into the animations. One interviewee was a man who was always getting called away in the middle of his sessions, so the animators made him a greyhound whose race always begins mid-interview. Another was a woman who was vision-impaired, so she was turned into a seeing-eye dog.
  • Dueling Movies: Oddly enough, with Nick Park's other short, A Grand Day Out, which were both up for a 1990 Academy Award for "Best Animated Short." This one won. And they were his first two films.
  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: Fluffy the Hamster is so dull and pessimistic that he's hilarious.
  • Throw It In!: The entire point of the films. Nothing is scripted, all of the interviews are 100% authentic and all of the art and animation are done long after they've been edited down to a reasonable running time.


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