I'll miss the accent but...
CBS Orders Aardman's Creature Comforts
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
February 3, 2006
CBS has ordered its first animated series in 13 years, Creature Comforts, an American version of the hit British stop-motion animated TV series of the same name, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The project comes from Aardman Animations, the creative force behind the Oscar-nominated feature Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and box office hit Chicken Run.
In "Comforts," excerpts from real-person interviews are placed in the mouths of a variety of animated animals who end up "discussing" different subjects on the show. CBS has ordered seven half-hour episodes for midseason 2006-07.
Creature Comforts has enjoyed great commercial and critical success in the U.K. since it launched on ITV1 in 2003 as a series of 10-minute segments. The show is based on Nick Park's 1989 Oscar-winning short film of the same name.
Aardman will produce the half-hour stop-motion animated series in Los Angeles and at its Bristol, England, studios.