Saturday, Sky Premiere HD, 10am & 6.20pm
AT LAST! THE mystery of the missing socks is solved to the relief of all.
The culprits are the oddsockeaters, small fluffy creatures who snaffle the hosiery from under human noses, remaining invisible to all but eccentric oddballs. They only take single socks, never a pair. And, on the principle that you are what you eat, it’s no surprise that they look rather like socks themselves.
Adapted from the series of popular children’s books by writer Pavel Šrut and illustrator Galina Miklínová (also the director here), this winsome Czech animated film has mischievous fun with its conceit, although the plot, which follows orphaned hero Hugo, who finds himself caught between two rival gangs of oddsockeaters, could do with a little more elastic snap, and the dubbing is a tad threadbare.
Even so, the movie remains cute and charming overall. 2016, PG, 83min
THE ODDSOCKEATERS COULD ALWAYS BE RELIEDUPON TO TOE THE LINE