Monday February 22, 2016

"Humans are garbage" HBO's Animals consults other city dwellers

It's a show that might change the way you see the urban jungle. Animals recently debuted on HBO to critical acclaim.

It's a show that might change the way you see the urban jungle. Animals recently debuted on HBO to critical acclaim. (HBO )

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House cats feel awkward when alley cats visit.
Geese talk trash as they pick through yours.
Rats don't want to bring dud gifts to dinner parties.

Animals co-creators Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese imagine non-human city dwellers deep in their own drama. The duo joins guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss their hit animated series about the secret lives of urban animals — from dog park outcasts to parade-loving horses. 

They also explain how their lo-fi animation wormed its way onto HBO, and how they got celebrities like Jessica Chastain, Wanda Sykes and Marc Maron to do voice work for their weird little cartoon.  

WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer and a teaser for Animals below and tell us: how conscious are you of the animals that share your city? Do you ever wonder what they're thinking?