TOOTH tells the story of a young, feisty Tooth Fairy, who lives in a world called Fairytopia that has lost its ablity to use magic. Fed up with the way most fairies have forgotten about magic, she decides to give away all of its money and bankrupt her world, two days before Xmas.
When TOOTH realises how much trouble she is in, she realises the only person who can help is the legendary Mrs Santa Claus, who disappeared, along with magic over 100 years ago.
Teaming up with two human children and a number of fairies, who are living incognito amongst humans she sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. Pursued by the evil Plug, a terrifying fairy hunter and his posse, the race is on to save the world before Christmas, Easter and all the holidays are ruined for ever.
Usually a laborious process, the producers found that the charm and warmth of the project meant that many top British talent were eager to participate in this creative take on the modern fairy tale.
“One of the beautiful things about doing a kids’ movie is that you have lots of good will.” Says Simon Franks. “People want to be involved in kids’ movies because it is fun. A lot of actors have said to me that they usually tend to do more adult themed things and they would like to do something their kids could watch. And of course TOOTH has got a script that is so fantastical and uplifting that we were very lucky and got to pick who we wanted.”
A key role in the film was that of arch villain and fairy hunter Plug. As the main baddie, it was a great comedic role so naturally the producers were thrilled at Harry Enfield’s interest in the project. “When Harry Enfield’s name was mentioned, we were ravenous to get him to be part of it.” Recalls Nammour.
“He has such sparkle and invests so much of his talent in whatever he does. He is just a glorious talent.” Franks agrees. “Harry Enfield was really no decision. Once he told us he wanted to do it, there was nothing to think about. He is so naturally gifted and so perfect for this role.” Brooks-Smith concludes. “Harry plays Plug so well that I still laugh at his work on this film even though Ed and I have seen it daily for 6 months. He is a comic marvel.”