April 15th sees the return of Winnie The Pooh to the big screens and before it will be The Ballad Of Nessie and Disney have just sent us some new images and the synopsis for the short film.
The sweet little animated short will be narrated by none other than the Big Yin himself Billy Connolly (I hope he remembers its a kids movie!) with the animation hand drawn in the similar ways last year’s The Princess and Frog was created,Directed by the Emmy® Award-winning team of Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (“Prep & Landing,” and the 2007 Goofy short “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater”), “The Ballad of Nessie” is animated in classic Disney hand-drawn style.Written by Wermers-Skelton, Deters and Regina Conroy, the film is produced by Dorothy McKim and Tamara Boutcher, and features a musical score by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Ratatouille,” “Up”).Animation on “Nessie” was supervised by five of Disney’s top talents: Andreas Deja, Mark Henn, Randy Haycock, Dale Baer and Ruben A. Aquino.
This little movie looks fantastic makes you wish at times you where 6 year old again, American audiences can catch Nessie and Winnie The Pooh on July 15th.
Here’s The Synopsis:
Set in the “bonny blue highlands” of Scotland, “The Ballad of Nessie” is a whimsical and colorful tall tale about the friendly Loch Ness monster, Nessie, and how she and her best friend MacQuack the rubber duck came to live in the moor they now call home. Setting the adventure into motion is a greedy land developer named MacFroogle, who decides to build a mini-golf empire on top of Nessie’s home.