Flanimals

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Flanimals  
FlaminalsBookCover.jpg
Flanimals book cover
Author(s)Ricky Gervais
IllustratorRob Steen
Cover artistRob Steen
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
SeriesFlanimals Series
Subject(s)Creatures
Genre(s)Humour[citation needed]
PublisherFaber and Faber
Publication date2004
ISBN0-399-24397-6
OCLC Number57311839
Dewey Decimal[Fic] 22
LC ClassificationPZ7.G3265 Fl 2005
Followed byMore Flanimals, Flanimals of the Deep
 
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Flanimals  
FlaminalsBookCover.jpg
Flanimals book cover
Author(s)Ricky Gervais
IllustratorRob Steen
Cover artistRob Steen
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
SeriesFlanimals Series
Subject(s)Creatures
Genre(s)Humour[citation needed]
PublisherFaber and Faber
Publication date2004
ISBN0-399-24397-6
OCLC Number57311839
Dewey Decimal[Fic] 22
LC ClassificationPZ7.G3265 Fl 2005
Followed byMore Flanimals, Flanimals of the Deep

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour.

The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has also published the sequels More Flanimals, Flanimals of the Deep and Flanimals: The Day of the Bletchling. Flanimals: Pop Up was published October 2009 by Walker Books in the UK and March 2010 by Candlewick Press in the US.

Several models of different Flanimals are available on the official site.

Contents

List of Flanimals

Originality dispute

In August 2010, Norwich-based writer and artist John Savage issued a High Court writ, claiming that the original book is based on his own work, Captain Pottie's Wildlife Encyclopedia. The writ claims Savage's artistic and literary copyright has been infringed by Gervais. A spokeswoman for Gervais said the concept and illustrations existed before Savage's work.[1]

Adaptations

Originally ITV had commissioned a television series based on the books, which had a predicted air date of 2009, but it was later scrapped.[2]

On April 28, 2009, Variety reported that a 3-D, computer-animated feature film is in production at Illumination Entertainment, known for its 2010 summer blockbuster Despicable Me. Gervais will exec produce the film and also lend the voice to the lead character, while The Simpsons writer Matt Selman will write the script.[3]

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