A magical, warm–hearted family film with universal appeal Mr. Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbors a secret passion for his neighbor, the lovely Mrs. Silver. Unfortunately, she lavishes all her affection on another... Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr. Hoppy yearns to talk to Mrs. Silver, but tongue-tied and shy, his attempts always end in disaster. And when Mr. Pringle, a boorish next-door neighbor, asks Mrs. Silver out on a date, Mr. Hoppy’s world falls apart. Mrs. Silver’s greatest wish is for her tortoise Alfie to grow a little bigger. All is lost for Mr. Hoppy until he has the brightest, most devious of ideas. Mr. Hoppy’s wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady will delight and amaze, involving, as it does a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred and forty tortoises, large and small.