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  • Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms
    Disco Ormene

  • Thomas Borch Nielsen

78 minutes

Production Company:
Crone Film AS/Radar Film AS/Sola Media GmbH/Svensk Film AB
Nina Crone
Morten Dragsted
Kirsten Skytte
Roar Skau Olsen
Jörg Lemberg
Principal Cast: Jason Graae, Frank Lenart, Heather Carino, Tesz Millan, David Bateson

International Sales Agent:
Sola Media GmbH

Sunday September 0712:00PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 4 Add Film to MyTIFF Filmlist
Monday September 0805:15PM AMC 5 Add Film to MyTIFF Filmlist
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Fuelled by disco music's infectious energy, Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms is a comic and toe-tapping animated tale about a young worm pursuing a dream: to entertain the insect world through the power of the boogie!

It's not easy being Barry. The other backyard insects don't give earthworms like him any respect, considering his kind to be the bottom of the food chain. Despite his adventurous spirit, all Barry has to look forward to is a boring life at a dull desk job in the compost industry. But his world is turned upside down when he finds an old disco record in a box of office supplies his father gives him. From the minute he hears the music's opening bars, he is hooked. His body twisting and turning in time with the beat, Barry realizes the key to a more exciting life. He will form a band and play that funky music to stardom by winning the upcoming annual song contest.

Finding musicians to play in his band is not as easy as Barry had imagined. To make matters worse, he is informed that the contest organizers refuse to allow worms to compete. Determined to find a way to perform on the contest stage, Barry cobbles a band together. Despite their lack of experience and dubious talents, they are not half bad. But just as things are looking up, the would-be stars are dealt a terrible blow: the band is scooped up from the earth and placed in a vending machine to be sold as live bait! Could this really be the end for Barry and his disco dreams?

Featuring colourful 3-D computer animation, a clever script and an amusing cast of insect characters, this is a joyous story about a spirited worm out to prove that having no arms or legs is no obstacle to getting down. It is certain to inspire laughter, excitement and perhaps even a little dancing.

Sprockets Family Zone films are intended for families. This film is appropriate for children ages 7 and up.

Allen Braude

Thomas Borch Nielsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and studied film and media at the University of Copenhagen. His films include Webmaster (98), Jewel of the Desert (01) and Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms (08).

Cadillac People's Choice Award