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Director: Jac Hamman, Sarah Scrimgeour

Producer: Martin Pope, Barney Goodland

Executive Producer: Michael Rose

Writer: Based on the book by Julia Donaldson, Adapted by Max Lang and Suzanne Lang

Cast: Olivia Colman, Matt Smith, Patricia Allison, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd

Genres: Animation, Kids

Demographics: All audiences, Children, Family

25 mins

"Superworm is super-long.
Superworm is super-strong.
Watch him wiggle! See him squirm!
Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!"

Superworm is a wonderfully unlikely comic hero. He’s a long, strong worm with amazing skills and a big heart who keeps on saving the day. But what happens when he gets too full of himself and starts to ignore his friends?

Superworm and Butterfly have been best friends since he was small and she was a caterpillar. They love helping the other garden animals: they save the baby toad from a major road, they entertain bored bees, rescue a beetle. It seems there’s no end to Superworm’s skills but he begins to get a bit too full of himself and he starts to ignore his friend.

Then word of Superworm’s powers reaches the evil Wizard Lizard. He loves wearing his finest jewels and he’s so greedy he’s always searching for more. He realises Superworm could be a brilliant way to find buried treasure so he sends his henchman, the Crow, to kidnap Superworm.

Superworm is captured and brought back to the lair, where the Wizard uses his magic flower to charm Superworm – who is forced to keep on digging through the earth. Unfortunately he only finds two buttons, half a cork, a toffee and a plastic fork. Wizard Lizard furiously threatens to feed Superworm to the Crow if he doesn’t find the treasure!

Butterfly has seen the terrible situation Superworm is in, and she rouses the other garden creatures into action, hatching a plan to save their friend. She has been inspired by a recent (accidental) trip to the local rubbish dump and realises how they can all come together to defeat the Wizard Lizard.

While he is asleep, they sneak into his lair in the middle of the night. Even though the Wizard wakes up, they manage to cover him with honey and leaves, and then bind him up in a large spiderweb, and carry him to the rubbish dump, where they drop him into the garbage.

Freed from the Wizard’s spell Superworm is back and performing for the crowd, when he suddenly realises he’s not even thanked his brave friend Butterfly for everything she’s done for him. Superworm sheepishly approaches her and after a moment, she forgives him. The two friends are reunited once again which leads to a celebration of friendship and togetherness.