Hamilton Mattress

Hamilton Mattress

Director: Barry Purves

Cast: Barry Purves, David Thewlis, Henry Goodman, William Hootkins

     
 

When homely aardvark Sludgers gets a gig playing drums at a Beak City hot spot, his snout is decidedly out of place among the un-accepting birds of the big city. Though he's confident in his skills on the skins, the prospect of a makeover soon weighs heavy on his conscience when it seems as if his appearance is holding him back. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and…  See more details below

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When homely aardvark Sludgers gets a gig playing drums at a Beak City hot spot, his snout is decidedly out of place among the un-accepting birds of the big city. Though he's confident in his skills on the skins, the prospect of a makeover soon weighs heavy on his conscience when it seems as if his appearance is holding him back. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and offering audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Surround, this release also offers a making-of documentary, "The Birth of an Aardvark" featurette, audio commentary, and a look "Behind the Voices."

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Meet Sludger, a disheartened aardvark who yearns for a "better life" beyond eating ants. A "drummer extraordinaire," he is discovered by Feldwick, a caterpillar turned talent agent, who brings Sludger to Beak City, a metropolis that's strictly for the birds. A new wardrobe and a new name (which Sludger cleverly takes from a billboard) are not enough to win over the crowd at the swanky Africa Club, though. If the newly dubbed Hamilton Mattress wants to be a star, he will have to undergo an extreme beak makeover. This award-winning British stop-frame animated fable about self-esteem and friendship from the producer of the Wallace & Gromit shorts is a fleeting 30 minutes, but it has more invention, imagination, and wit than most features. "Everyone loves a Hamilton Mattress," proclaims that billboard, and so will your family.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2004
UPC:
0027616901866
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Making-of documentary; "The Birth of an Aardvark" featurette; "Behind the Voices" featurette; Audio commentary

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Ugly Aardvark [3:32]
2. More to Life [4:29]
3. Beak City [6:39]
4. Drummer Extraordinaire [3:28]
5. What Counts [4:10]
6. More Than Trousers [7:29]

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