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The Itch of the Golden Nit

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Synopsis

11 year old Beanie’s bland life changes forever when Evil Stella and her flaming side-kick Fireboy show up in his back garden one day after school. Evil Stella is after The Golden Nit and kidnaps Beanie’s Mum and Dad thinking they have it.

But this is no ordinary nit. The Golden Nit is the battery that powers the sun and if Beanie doesn’t get it home by sunset the sun will die and the universe is doomed.

Aided by his shouty older sister Beryl, who has been shrunk to the size of a doll by one of Stella’s electric bubbles, Beanie sets out on a crazy adventure to rescue his parents and save the universe.

Armed only with a tube of lazer lip gloss and some blend-in pants, their quest takes them across galaxies via a superhero supermarket, through wormholes, and up the Hairy Scary River escaping from moody mermaids and gold-thirsty pirates along the way. Beanie is helped, and hindered, by Ten Heart Hero who isn’t quite the hero Beanie first thinks he is. When it comes down to it – there really is only one hero who can save the day! http://www.tatemovie.co.uk

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
30 mins
Format
HD
Director
Sarah Cox
Producer
Helen Argo, Erin Barnes, Gemma Clarke
Executive Producer
Jane Burton, Tim Levell, Peter Lord, Sue Nott, David Sproxton, Heather Wright
Editor
Nikk Fielden
Screenwriter
Dave Ingham
Sound
Will Norie
Music
John Browne
Principal Cast
Catherine Tate, Ralf Little, David Walliams, Bobby Fuller

Production Company

Aardman Animations
Gas Ferry Road
Bristol
BS1 6UN
UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 984 8485
Fax: +44 (0)117 984 8486
http://www.aardman.com
mail@aardman.com

Sales
Company

British Broadcasting Corporation
BBC Television Centre
Wood Lane
London
W12 7RJ
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8743 8000
http://www.bbc.co.uk