I Am Not An Animal

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  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (284)

I Am Not An Animal is a bizarre and darkly comedic animated show from 2004 that stars Steve Coogan, the well-known English comedian, actor and writer. The series, which only ran for one season, consists of six 30-minute episodes that are chock full of satire, social commentary, and tongue-in-cheek humor.

The show takes place in a world where a mad scientist has been genetically engineering a group of animals with human-level intelligence. However, things don't go exactly as planned and the animals, who are all given human names like Anne, Roger, and Kieron, are neither fully animal nor fully human. They have been stripped of their natural instincts and emotions and are forced to live in the bizarre and often disturbing world of their creator.

The series follows the exploits of these so-called "humanimals," who are kept in captivity like test subjects and are brought out into the world to perform various tasks for their deranged master. Despite their limited understanding of human behavior and language, the humanimals are often called upon to perform tasks that require a degree of intelligence and problem-solving skills.

As the series progresses, we see the humanimals begin to question their existence and purpose in life. They become increasingly aware of their own artificiality and are forced to confront the harsh reality that they are not humans but rather a scientific experiment gone awry.

One of the standout moments of the show is the voice acting of Steve Coogan, who voices a character with a thick Scottish accent named Kieron. Coogan brings his signature brand of irreverent humor and wit to the role, making Kieron one of the most beloved characters of the series. The rest of the voice cast is equally impressive and features some of the best comedic talent from the UK.

Despite its humorous tone, I Am Not An Animal is a deeply thought-provoking show that raises important questions about the nature of identity and the ethics of genetic engineering. It is a bold and unapologetic look at the ways in which humans have sought to play God and the potential consequences that arise from such hubris.

Overall, I Am Not An Animal is a must-see for fans of offbeat, irreverent humor and anyone who enjoys thought-provoking science fiction. It may not be for everyone, but for those who appreciate dark comedy and satire, it is a hidden gem that deserves more recognition than it received upon its release over a decade ago.

I Am Not An Animal is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 5, 2004.

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6. Home
November 9, 2004
Life away from Vivi-Sec UK just hasn't worked out. Unsurprisingly, Julian gets less than a hero's welcome when he shows up again, bent on finishing the job of setting our animals free. An already tense situation escalates into a full-scale siege when Mark finally snaps and goes mad with a gun. With the house surrounded by armed police and Julian issuing a demand that all animals everywhere are given free passage to "somewhere nice, like Tuscany," it looks like the end for our furry fugitives.
A Star is Hatched
5. A Star is Hatched
November 2, 2004
Mark (stage name Glen Belt), is struggling to write a hit single. But his lyrics are awful and he can't think of a chorus. His self-run fan website has received no visitors. But Keiko, a musical prodigy in Tokyo, stumbles on the site, falls in love with him and sends him a chorus. Mark tells Keiko to get lost, takes the chorus, posts it on the site and sinks into a depression. He surfaces a week later to find the song is a massive hit, but he isn't prepared for the fame he's always craved.
My Fair Mare
4. My Fair Mare
October 26, 2004
Lust is in the air at Greenbank Cottage: Hugh has completely fallen for Claire, who's too busy with her "boyfriends." Winona's hopes are fading of ever meeting her true love, Tim Robbins, so she looks to Philip. But his heart is lost to Beigey, a gorgeous filly- another impossible love. Unwanted baby rats, monkey jealousy, the Winona, Philip, and Beigey love triangle and a horrific attempt at canine facial waxing all culminate in a chaotic dinner party.
3. Money
October 19, 2004
The wild is a cruel, dangerous environment for any animal, especially without cash. Being a fugitive doesn't pay well, Mark the bird's music career hasn't taken flight yet and the money found hidden in a shoebox in Greenbank cottage is running low. Pride prevents Philip the horse from claiming disability benefit on account of the difficulty he has getting up the stairs, so when Hugh blows their last ?400 on a broken laptop, the animals are forced to embark on a series of moneymaking schemes.
Planet of the Men & Women
2. Planet of the Men & Women
October 12, 2004
The "liberated" animals stand shivering in a foggy field. When they are nearly blown to pieces while searching for the West End on an army firing range, a power struggle emerges between natural leader Philip the Horse and Mark. As an emotional split ensues, the intrepid heroes also have to endure terrifying encounters. Thank goodness that Janet looks kindly on the bunch of traumatized animals that knock on her door. But the men back at Project S are out looking for the furry fugitives.
London Calling
1. London Calling
October 5, 2004
A group of animals - a horse, cat, sparrow, monkey, rat and a dog - have all been given the power of speech and rational thought. They live in a luxurious "club class" wing of a secret vivisection laboratory. Pampered and clothed unlike any lab animals in history, fed vintage wine and exquisite food, they are blissfully unaware of the real world outside. Until one cruel night when they are brutally liberated into their so-called natural surroundings by a gang of animal rights activists...
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  • Premiere Date
    October 5, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (284)