GUARDIAN OF THE HIGHLANDS will be released in the USA on DVD, Digital & On Demand on April 8th 2014.
The film, STARRING Sir Sean Connery in his FIRST EVER Animated Voice-Over Role, rides in on DVD, Digital and On Demand on April 8th, from Cinedigm and Random Media
Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood icon Sean Connery (star of seven James Bond films, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dr. No) stars in the thrilling animated tale set in the breathtaking landscape of the actor’s native Scotland. Also starring Emmy® nominee Alan Cumming (Spy Kids, “The Good Wife”), the hilarious, family-friendly adventure marks Connery’s first voice-over animated role as Sir Billi, a skateboard-loving hero who unites the local people to protect the last beaver in Scotland.
Join Sir Billi (Connery), a respected veterinarian – who also has a thirst for thrill rides on his trusty skateboard – as he watches over his beloved Highland home. Residing in a landscape of unparalleled beauty, breathtaking scenery and hidden secrets, Sir Billi and his hilarious sidekick Gordan the Goat (Cumming) work against evils that threaten the future of the area’s wildlife. Now, Sir Billi faces his biggest adventure yet as he unites the local people to save Bessie Boo – the last beaver in Scotland.
Written by Tessa Hartmann and directed by Sascha Hartmann, Guardian Of The Highlands is set to a soundtrack by Academy Award® nominee Patrick Doyle (Brave, Sense and Sensibility) and includes a theme song voiced by the legendary Shirley Bassey, who also voiced the theme songs to two of Connery’s previous films, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.
When the last beaver in Scotland’s life is in danger, Sir Billi and his animal friends go on a roller coaster adventure in a race to save Bessie Boo the beaver. A raging river, a Russian submarine and an obsessed Animal Control officer threaten to foil Sir Billi’s attempts to save Bessie. But with the help of the whole town, Sir Billi just might save the day and prove that he really is the Guardian of the Highlands.
About Random Media
Led by some of the industry’s most experience executives, Random Media was founded in 2013 by Eric Doctorow, a leading home entertainment executive with more than 30 years of experience managing such entities as Paramount Home Entertainment Worldwide, MGM Worldwide and Miramax Home Entertainment Worldwide. Random Media is a multi-platform content company that acquires and distributes films and other content on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional mass merchants, specialty entertainment retailers, digital platforms, cable companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Cinedigm.
Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical and digital retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon. The company’s library of over 32,000 titles and episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more. Cinedigm proudly distributes numerous Oscar®-nominated films, including THE INVISIBLE WAR, HELL AND BACK AGAIN, GASLAND, WASTE LAND and PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY; current and upcoming theatrical releases include Destin Daniel Cretton’s highly acclaimed SHORT TERM 12, Godfrey Reggio’s VISITORS, Penny Lane’s OUR NIXON and Shaul Schwarz’s NARCO CULTURA.
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