One day in the forest, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument – and, eventually, the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods.

The bear’s piano playing makes him a huge star, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. Could it be that money and celebrity are not everything?

In the maze-like dungeons of Castle Grotteskew, the fightfully insane Professor Erasmus conducts his bizarre experiements on living things. His very first creation has long been forgotten – a small, almost-human creature, known only as Stitch Head. Poor Stitch Head has spent years vying for attention amongst a menagerie of freakish monsters. When a travelling circus ringmaster, Fulbert Freakfinder, promises to make him a star, Stitch Head wonders whether there is another life for him. But first he has to catch the professor’s latest creation – a monstrous three-armed creature that’s just smashed its way to freedom…