Sir Billi to Mark First Scottish Animated Feature
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Sir Sean Connery has been heavily involved in the making of the film since its inception and was inspired to take on the lead role of "Sir Billi" after being contacted by the husband and wife producing team who forwarded a short demo reel of the endearing grandfather "Sir Billi" in action. "We sent a DVD to Sir Sean via a mutual acquaintance and heard nothing for a few weeks when suddenly the phone rang. It was Sir Sean personally explaining that his grandchildren had taken the DVD from his home and kept it. They loved it that much. 'If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me!' he said, and with that, we met a few weeks later when he came to Scotland. "We've been working closely with him ever since," stated Tessa Hartmann.
"I'm excited to be a part of this incredible film and Scotland's first animated feature," said Connery. "'Sir Billi' is truly a first class film, with an exceptional cast, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages."
"We knew Sir Sean was perfect for the role of 'Sir Billi"-being a true Scottish hero and also a grandfather," said Sascha Hartmann. "Sir Billi is the quintessential fun, caring, family-focused grandfather we all wish we could have!"