Creature Discomforts on Living with Disability

UK charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has launched Creature Discomforts, an advertising campaign using characters created by the makers of Creature Comforts. Six characters express the views of real people with disabilities: Flash the sausage dog (Alex Mihaly), Brian the bull terrier (Kevin Gillespie), Spud the slug (John Marrows), Peg the hedgehog (Sheila Morgan), Slim the stick insect (Irving Mellor) and Tim the tortoise (Ian Wilding). The TV campaign is online at and is being seeded at the YouTube Creature Discomforts channel.

Brian the bull terrier in Creature Discomforts

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Advertising agency Freud Communications by creative director Dave Waters, art director Simon Riley, and agency producer Spru Rowland.

Filming was shot by Steve Harding-Hill at Aardman Animations, with producer Helen Argo.

Post production was done at Rushes, by colorist Adrian Seery, VFX artist Marcus Wood, after effects artist Matt Lawrence, Rushes producer Carl Grinter.

Behind the Scenes

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Today (December 3) is designated by the United Nations as International Day of Disabled Persons.