Huge thanks to USA TODAY for their SPECIAL FEATURE on our movie GUARDIAN OF THE HIGHLANDS:
At age 83, Sean Connery has come out of movie retirement to ride a skateboard on-screen. At least that’s what Connery’s animated character Sir Billi does in Guardian of the Highlands, now out on Blu-Ray/DVD and on demand. The Hollywood icon best known as portraying British spy James Bond took on his first major animated role voicing a Scottish vet trying to save the last beaver in Scotland. Writer Tessa Hartmann said:
This is James Bond meets Indiana Jones in the Scottish highlands…Sir Billi is an eccentric veterinarian grandpa figure fighting to save this beaver.
Tessa’s business partner and director husband, Sascha Hartmann, believes the proud Scotsman took the role on because the entire animated production took place out of their burgeoning Scottish studio.
Sir Sean is a very big supporter of Scotland…He liked the idea of doing something completely original, something that had passion. But also something that was born and created in Scotland for the world.
The film goes on release in the USA from tomorrow 8th of April. You can read the full article here: USA Today