The first images from Sir Billi, the animated film featuring the voice of Sean Connery, have arrived online. As we reported back November, the movie sounds like someone came up with it while enjoying every drug ever made: “The movie centers on a retired, skateboarding veterinarian who lives in a remote Scottish village and who spearheads the rescue of an illegal fugitive who also happens to be a beaver.” At the time, part of me thought, “That can’t possibly be right.” Who would make that? Sean Connery would make that. He’s a producer on the film who has been instrumental in getting it made.* It’s also the first film he’s done since 2003′s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
You can see the images after the jump and keep in mind that indie feature animated films don’t have the money of studios like DreamWorks or Pixar. But what you really want to see after the jump is the full press release with the detailed synopsis because it makes the story seem even crazier. It’s like Connery thought to himself, “You know, maybe I can outdo Zardoz…”