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Written by Ivan Radford   
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:59

Once more, the two great vocal talents of our time will reunite: Dame Shirley Bassey and Sean Connery will speak alongside each other in the animated tale of Sir Billi. Set in the Scottish Highlands, the feature finds Bassey's booming vocals belting out the title track, Guardian of the Highlands.

The guardian himself will, of course, be voiced by Bassey's erstwhile Bond buddy. Sir Billi is an eccentric veteran with a penchant for skateboards, who holds together his remote Scottish community - as you would expect from anyone played by Sean Connery. But trouble arrives from the outside, and soon Sir Billi must use all his double-O skillz to rescue an endangered beaver. Yes, a beaver.

The film, from Sascha and Tessa Hartmann, also sees the soundtrack adorned by folks such as Alan Cumming, Ruby Wax and Richard Briers. Expect it around 2010.