No, we haven’t mixed up our punctuation marks, as former Doctor Who Matt Smith gives voice to Superworm in an upcoming adaptation of the children’s book.

Yes, the tale, from The Gruffalo and Zog pair Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, has been made into a special animated feature, that’s set to air as a Christmas treat.

If you’re unfamiliar with the work of said Superworm, he “is a long, strong worm with amazing skills and a big heart, who keeps on saving the day. But what happens when he gets too full of himself and starts to ignore his friends?”

Joining Smith is Olivia Colman as the narrator of the tale, with Patricia Allison, Rob Brydon and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith also lending their voices to various characters.

Come on, watch Superworm wiggle and see him squirm:

Catch up with Zog and The Gruffalo at JB Hi-Fi.