To celebrate the release of Lyle Lyle Crocodile, we spoke with the directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon.

Based on a popular children’s book, Lyle Lyle Crocodile revolves around the talented scaly creature who is found by an ageing, desperate showman Hector P. Valenti. After training Lyle to sing and dance, Hector is dismayed to learn that Lyle also has crippling stage freight. When Hector has to go on the road to earn money, he abandons Lyle in his attic apartment. Soon a young family move in, and young son Josh discovers Lyle and strikes up a blossoming, musical friendship.

We spoke with Will and Josh about the scale of adapting a beloved children’s show and how much much fun it is working with this cast.

Lyle Lyle Crocodile is out in cinemas now.