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The Ballad of Nessie (2011)

A humorous animated poem of how a gentle displaced Scottish monster created Loch Ness.

Directors:

Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton)

Writers:

Regina Conroy, Stevie Wermers (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy Connolly ... Narrator / MacFroogle (voice)
Kevin Deters ... Additional Voice (voice)
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Storyline

A story set in the bonny blue highlands of Scotland, and centered on Nessie, the friendly Loch Ness monster, her best friend MacQuack the rubber duck, and how the duo came to live in the moor they call home. Problems arrive in the form of a land developer named MacFroogle, who wants to build a mini-golf empire on top of Nessie's home. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At first Nessie lives in a pond in "the moors of Glenkeane," a reference to long-time Disney animator Glen Keane. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Where do you go when there's no more hope?
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Crazy Credits

The filmmakers would like to thank the Disney Story Trust for their invaluable contribution. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011) See more »

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Absolutely charming
17 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I saw this short before seeing the wonderful new Winnie the Pooh movie. And I for one found it absolutely charming. The animation is beautiful with a real charm to it, whether it was in the character designs, the background art or the colouring. Michael Giacchino's music is stunning as well with a warm, heartfelt and nostalgic feel to it, plus it was careful not to overshadow the narration or the storytelling. The story is swiftly told, is very heart-warming, full of pathos and emotion and I think it would appeal to children and adults, the writing is amusing and poignant and Billy Conolly's narration is note-perfect.

Overall, I recommend this short for all, it is absolutely charming. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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