Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms (2008)


Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms (2008)
Disco Ormene (original title)

A lonely worm helps his girlfriend and friends to make the world's greatest disco band. So they can prove other worms that they can do better than others. But Dennis: there archnemesis is most known for being sexy with the worms. But Bjarne now must beat Dennis at being good. But his friend isn't up to a boogie band he just want piece. But when they continue theyr'e practicing they need more work to beat Dennis and his friends.
IMDb   4.7 /10
TheMovieDb    5.6 /10
Director Thomas Borch Nielsen
Director Tonni Zinck
Writer Morten Dragsted
Release Date2008-10-09
Runtime1h 15min
GenreAnimation, Comedy, Family
Content RatingPG (PG)
AwardsAwards1 nomination
CompanyCrone Film Produktion A/S, Disco Ormene, Radar Film
CountryDenmark, Germany
LanguageDanish, English
Bjarneas Bjarne
Gloriaas Gloria
Nilleras Niller
Jimmyas Jimmy
Helle Dolleris
Helle Dolleris
Donnaas Donna
Tonni Dennisas Tonni Dennis
Olaf Nielsen
Olaf Nielsen
Naturspeakeras Naturspeaker
Kim Hagen Jensen
Kim Hagen Jensen
Promotoras Promotor
Skolopenderas Skolopender
Casper Byriel Svane
Casper Byriel Svane
Flueas Flue
Kirsten Skytte
Kirsten Skytte
Døgnflue 1 og Slimeline Stemmeas Døgnflue 1 og Slimeline Stemme
Margit Rosenaa
Margit Rosenaa
Døgnflue 2as Døgnflue 2
Tonni Dennisas Tonni Dennis
Heather Carino
Heather Carino
Jason Graae
Jason Graae

Sunshine Barry & The Disco Worms

Sunshine Barry & The Disco Worms (Danish: Disco ormene; German: Sunshine Barry und die Discowürmer; also known as simply Disco Worms) is a 2008 Danish-German 3D computer-animated film directed by Thomas Borch Nielsen from a screenplay by Nielsen and Morten Dragsted.


Earthworm Barry gets no respect and lives at the bottom of the food chain, but one day he finds an old disco record which arouses his interest in music, and, with help from friend Gloria, they decide to create the greatest disco band the world has ever seen: Sunshine Barry & The Disco Worms.

Voice cast

  • Peter Frödin as Bjarne (Barry)
  • Lars Hjortshøj as Niller
  • Trine Dyrholm as Gloria
  • Troels Lyby as Jimmy
  • Helle Dolleris as Donna
  • Birthe Neumann as Mor
  • Peter Hesse Overgaard as Far
  • Henning Jensen as Tonni Dennis
  • Niels Anders Thorn as Justesen
  • Olaf Nielsen as Naturspeaker
  • Kim Hagen Jensen as Promotor
  • Tonni Zinck as Skolopender
  • Casper Byriel Svane as Flue
  • Kirsten Skytte and Margit Rosenaa as Døgnflue
  • Fedor Bondarchuk as Tonni Dennis
  • Denis Hückel as Käfer
  • Olavi Uusivirta as Aaro


In total, production lasted 16 months on a budget of $5 million. According to Nielsen, the character designs and script took a year to complete. The film also faced difficulty with finding financing, which inevitably took 8 months to find.


The film was released in Danish theatres on 10 October 2008, and opened with $225,324 for a total of $1,936,776. In Germany, the film was released on 29 October 2009, and grossed $33,604. The worldwide gross for Sunshine Barry & The Disco Worms was $6,371,879.

Critically, the film received generally average to negative reviews.