I am just adoring Creature Comforts, the BBC series by Nick Park. If you've never seen the original short, you must.
Not too long ago I found out that Aardman Animation did this series with the same concept. In the original Oscar-winning short, people visiting a zoo and living in a nursing home were interviewed, and their responses to the questions were edited and animated so you get to hear animals at the zoo talking about life in the zoo. In the series, that same concept is taken into every other aspect of animal life--animals in the garden, at the beach, in the sea, working jobs, flying, and even discussing evolution and the origin of the species...es. What's the plural of Species? Speci?
When I read the reviews at Amazon.com, I was surprised to see several folks say that "it gets old fast." But I figured I knew what that was about, so we've been rationing ourselves since a friend plucked this DVD off my Amazon.com wishlist and had it sent to me for my birthday. We've been watching no more than three or four a night, including the original short, which is also included on the DVD.
There are some real characters that you get to know through the series. A rat couple sitting out front of their house, relaxing and enjoying the sun. A dog and cat that lounge about on a sofa and have lived together for so long that their comfort together just couldn't be greater. A terrier with an amusing outlook on life and an infectious laugh. Two performing circus monkeys that... hehehe... well, to the educated listener, you can tell they're a little kinky. *snort* It's just so fun!
The wide variety in dialects available to the interviewers and animators clearly helped them with creating these characters--each animal is an ideal choice for the voice and content of its comments. If you didn't know about it, I highly recommend putting it on your list.