The digital series, titled Animals in Therapy, is directed by Tim Hope and features real footage of endangered and at-risk species voiced-over by an all-star list of comedic talent such as Rhys Darby (Our Flag Means Death / Flight of the Conchords), Jessica Barden (The End of The F***ing World), Mae Martin (The Flight Attendant), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Adrian Bliss (TikTok) and many more.
Each digital short shines the spotlight on vulnerable animals such as Ground Pangolins, California Condors, and Eastern Rock Elephant Shrews, all sharing their challenges and anxieties in a group therapy-like setting.
From California Condors venting about their dating woes in light of dropping population rates, to tropical fish sharing their less-than-ideal living accommodations inside of a plastic milk carton - the cheeky tone is brought to life by the comedic talent and provides an entertaining spin on traditionally serious topics.
Animals in Therapy episode schedule:
Thursday 8th September - “Self Care ft. Kakapo” voiced by Rhys Darby
Thursday 15th September - “Imposter Syndrome ft. Elephant Shrew” voiced by Mae Martin
Thursday 22nd September– “Forever Young ft. Axolotl” voiced by Adrian Bliss
Thursday 29th September - “Self Help ft. Sikafa” voiced by Johnny Pemberton
Thursday 6th October– “Flat Sharing No-no’s! ft. Porcupinefish” voiced by Rhys Darby (Golden Goby), Tim Hope (Birdbeak Burrfish), Julian Barratt (Black Sea Goby), Jessica Barden (Birdbeak Burrfish, Red-spotted Blenny, Thornback Cowfish), and Adrian Bliss (Axolotl)
Thursday 13th October– “Dating Dilemmas ft. California Condor” voiced by Jessica Barden and Juliette Stern
Thursday 20th October – “Meditation Techniques ft. Swimming Crabs” voiced by Hannah Pilkes and Lisa Gilroy
Thursday 27th October – “Safe Space Invader ft. Javan Slow Loris” voiced by Jamel Johnson and Johnny Pemberton
Thursday 3rd of November – “Stressed Out ft. Ground Pangolin” voiced by Julian Barratt
Thursday 10th of November - “Group Therapy Sesh” voiced by Johnny Pemberton (Bonobo), Mae Martin (Woolly Monkey, Sumatran Rhino), Jamel Johnson (Leaf Mantis), and Julian Barratt (Hairy Frog, Grey Crowned Crane)