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Shirley Bassey Joins Sir Billi

Reunites with Sean Connery for animation

Dame Shirley Bassey is lending her mighty vocal chords to Sir Billi, an animated feature set in the chilly Highlands of Scotland. The movie pairs her up with the monarch of the glen himself, Sir Sean Connery, who's providing the voice for the title role.

In a Goldfinger reunion, Dame Shirley will bring her midas touch to the title track, Guardian Of The Highlands, about the eccentric, skateboarding vet, Sir Billi, who holds together a remote Scottish community through sheer force of personality and, presumably, sounding a lot like Sean Connery.

Braving the long arm of the law, local hero Sir Billi leads the community's attempts to rescue an endangered beaver that's under threat from outsiders. He'll be supported by a distinguished voicecast that includes Alan Cumming, Ruby Wax and Richard Briers.

The film, produced by husband and wife team Sascha and Tessa Hartmann, has been in production for five years and should reach our screens in 2010.