The Best Episodes Directed by Phil Matarese


#1 - Turkeys.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 10

After his wife is taken from him, a turkey seeks revenge on the mayor during the Thanksgiving parade; two rat teens venture out of the sewer.

star 7.95
135 votes
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#2 - Flies.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 7

A pair of flies experience the highs and lows of life over a few hours; a self-conscious horse is encouraged to let it out; bodega-dwelling cats rap.

star 7.72
152 votes
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#3 - Rats.

Animals. Season 2 - Episode 1

Laboratory rats Mike and Phil enter a love triangle with an imaginary friend; two fleas ponder life while stuck on a monkey's back; an algae questions its existence.

star 7.62
124 votes
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Squirrels. Part II.

#4 - Squirrels. Part II.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 9

The squirrels reach the conclusion of their treacherous journey out of their collapsed tree home; a queen ant goes undercover as a worker ant.

star 7.62
123 votes
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#5 - Stuff.

Animals. Season 3 - Episode 5

After a freak accident brings an assorted pile of random objects to life, the sentient items experience all of life's ups and downs on the path towards self-realization - and the meaning behind it all.

star 7.55
40 votes

#6 - Dogs.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 4

A papillon is thrust into an unwelcoming dog park where a dog-walking group deals with an unexpected secret while two dogs dissect their owners' first date.

star 7.54
196 votes
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Squirrels. Part I.

#7 - Squirrels. Part I.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 8

After their home collapses, two squirrel brothers find their survival skills tested while on a journey to freedom; a snake and her mouse prey face off; pet store puppies settle a turf war.

star 7.51
139 votes
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#8 - Dogs.

Animals. Season 3 - Episode 2

Struggling to adapt in a post-owner world, dog Phil fights to maintain his independence and his longtime addiction to human dependence.

star 7.51
55 votes
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#9 - Cats.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 3

Two privileged feline siblings find their perfect day interrupted by an alley cat. Meanwhile, a goose grows bored with the monotony of his life and attempts to bond with a flock of Central Park swans.

star 7.50
229 votes
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#10 - Pigeons.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 6

Pigeon Phil runs into trouble; pigeon Mike struggles to encourage his son to be a seagull scout; two turtles come to blows over the love of a mechanical frog; a skunk learns the unfortunate truth about his date's past.

star 7.45
161 votes
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#11 - Rats.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 5

A rat invents pants; a moth tries neon light for the first time; two fish couples endure a tense dinner.

star 7.33
158 votes
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#12 - Pigeons.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 2

A naive male pigeon prepares himself for motherhood while another one is challenged by a New Jersey rival. One caterpillar's metamorphosis is another's lament.

star 7.24
249 votes
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#13 - Rats.

Animals. Season 1 - Episode 1

A misguided rat gets mating tips from a friend at a subterranean party, though an offer of a little blue pill has disastrous results. A pair of police horses complain about an old acquaintance, Greg, who's made it big as a thoroughbred racing horse. A bedbug faces a midlife crisis and gets an earring.

star 7.16
426 votes
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#14 - Horses.

Animals. Season 3 - Episode 4

In the new classist society that's been established among the equine community, a rich horse's daughter finds herself in a love triangle with a suitor approved by her father and a carriage horse from the wrong side of the tracks.

star 7.15
41 votes
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#15 - Rats.

Animals. Season 3 - Episode 1

Three years after the green bomb wiped out humans in New York, rats Phil and Mike traverse the city following a wild, drunken night, searching for a missing car and encountering multiple species and terrors along the way. The Season 3 premiere.

star 7.13
55 votes
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#16 - Wallet.

Animals. Season 3 - Episode 3

A look at the heroic saga of Wallet, a diminutive, but fiercely heroic bird who leaves his home after tragedy strikes and makes his way to Pigeon Heights. There, he becomes the right-hand man to recently crowned Pigeon King Phil, and is tasked with saving the day when terrorists take over a bar mitzvah.

star 6.71
48 votes
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