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|PERFORMER||Eddie Izzard voice|
|Rob Tygner puppeteer|
|DESIGN||Jamie Courtier creative supervisor|
|Sharon Smith head of design, sculpt|
It is an irascible sandfairy, or Psammead, and the title character in the Creature Shop film Five Children and It. His scientific name is Psammead Crustacea Anostrraca Decapodlium Anthropodolous Wishasarus, and he is approximately 8,311 years old. The ill-tempered and cynical fairy lives inside a shell on the beach, and is discovered by the five children. He grants each of their wishes, but with the proviso that they will always go wrong, or vanish at sunset. It also frequently surfaces briefly, in a cloud, painting, or mug, to observe the results of the wish
Director John Stephenson described the character as follows, in the film's production notes: