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I Am Not an Animal 

Five animals (a horse, rat, monkey, sparrow and a cat) that can think and speak are released by animal rights activists and must try to survive in the world.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Amelia Bullmore ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Steve Coogan ...  Mark the Bird / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Julia Davis ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Kevin Eldon ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Arthur Mathews Arthur Mathews ...  Niall the Rabbit 6 episodes, 2004
Simon Pegg ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2004
John Shrapnel ...  Narrator 5 episodes, 2004
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Five animals (a horse, rat, monkey, sparrow and a cat) that can think and speak are released by animal rights activists and must try to survive in the world.

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English

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10 May 2004 (UK) See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Trivia

Was originally conceived as a CGI show using motion-capture for the faces of the characters. However, this was changed (after going partly into production with it) as they realized just how restrictive CGI would be on their budget. See more »

Quotes

Keiko: [typing email to Mark the bird] Lots of love Keiko, Kiss, Kiss, Kiss PS. You Have Lovely Eyes!
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Referenced in I Am Not an Animal - I Am an Animation (2005) See more »

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Absolutely great
28 June 2004 | by MartPolSee all my reviews

Just had to write a review, having seen the hostile/lukewarm considerations received so far. "I Am Not an Animal" is the best comedy show seen on the BBC for a long time, and I urge everyone to catch it when it's repeated. Mark the Bird is the most wittily observed of the main characters, his weary cynicism brilliantly played off against his belief in himself as a constantly thwarted singer-songwriter; Philip the Horse boasts superb voice acting from the ludicrously multi-talented Steve Coogan; and Winona the Dog provides the most cringeworthy pretensions of all the would-be human animals. The series is original, weird, observationally sublime and different to just about every other show out there at the moment. What it doesn't do is provide viewers with one of the two default options of British comedy: the whacky, light-hearted families of Butterflies and As Time Goes By or the ruthless, cruel parody of Alan Partridge and The League of Gentlemen (not that there's anything wrong with the latter). Highly recommended.


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