Michael Hegner and Karsten Kiilerich's fast-paced animated comedy adventure - a pan-European co-production updating the evergreen Hans Christian Andersen fable - offers fun for younger family members.
Ratso is a city-dwelling show business agent and promoter, though one who relies rather more on his wits than his clients' talents to make a living.
One day, a mix-up results in the rodent trading his beloved urban environment for the unsettling strangeness of the countryside. There, he becomes 'mother' to a freakishly ugly creature that hatches out of an egg.
Ratso seizes his chance to make some serious money out of a genuinely outlandish stage act - but as time passes, so does his charge's appearance, as well as Ratso's feelings for him.
With the voices of Morgan C Jones, Paul Tylack and Anna Nugent.
|Sunday 01 January 2006||Channel 4|
|Sunday 25 December 2011||6.10AM||Channel 4|