The Oddsockeaters.

Unravelling a secret.

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), the winsome Czech animated film The Oddsockeaters (Lichozrouti) has mischievous fun with its conceit. That said, the plot – which sees orphaned hero Hugo 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.

Certificate PG. Runtime 83 mins. Director Galina Miklínová

Available on DVD & Digital from Thunderbird Releasing.