I'm a real fan of animation, particularly clay animation. It just fascinates me the work that goes into making something so silly. Yesterday was my birthday, and given my current obsession with our chickens, my wife made it a chicken birthday. She gave me two DVD's and a book. The DVDs are Chicken Run and The Egg and I. The second one is a comedy from 1947 with Claudette Colbert and Fred McMurray. It was really cute. Looks like the seed that sprouted into Green Acres many years later. But, watching Chicken Run, not only was I laughing out loud, I was intrigued by the level of research someone had done on chicken behavior and how they had transferred that into these clay dolls. Very cute. If you haven't watched it since you've started keeping chickens, I highly recommend that you do. I feel the same way about the 1947 movie, too. Apparently "homesteading" isn't a completely new way of escaping urban life.