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Sir Sean Connery - what were you thinking? You turn down a role, and a percentage of the takings that would have led to a $400 million dollar payday, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy? Because of that you then accept a part in the dreadful League of Extraordinary Gentleman? You then refuse to appear in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Hang on... that was probably a wise move. But now this?! You've come out of retirement to voice a skateboarding octogenarian vet in what looks like one of the most cringeworthy films ever made...

Not that we were ever looking forward to it but now that the trailer has arrived online for Sir Billi, which has the distinction of being Scotland's first animated feature film, we're actively trying to forget we've seen it. I'm not trying to be a downer on anyone's creativity but, seriously, it looks horrible.

Watch the trailer for Sir Billi after the jump... Sir Sean Connery - what were you thinking? You turn down a role, and a percentage of the takings that would have led to a $400 million dollar payday, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy? Because of that you then accept a part in the dreadful League of Extraordinary Gentleman? You then refuse to appear in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Hang on... that was probably a wise move. But now this?! You've come out of retirement to voice a skateboarding octogenarian vet in what looks like one of the most cringeworthy films ever made...

Not that we were ever looking forward to it but now that the trailer has arrived online for Sir Billi, which has the distinction of being Scotland's first animated feature film, we're actively trying to forget we've seen it. I'm not trying to be a downer on anyone's creativity but, seriously, it looks horrible.

Remember that amazing episode of The Simpsons called The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show, where the show's writers decide to up their ratings and modernise the programme by bringing in a cartoon dog 'with attitude'? Sir Billi looks like it was formed from the same desperate process. Supposed to be a film for kids, it looks like it hasn't been within 200 miles of an actual child throughout its entire development.

Honestly, when you have the likes of Pixar and Dreamworks churning out funny, charming and, most importantly, good looking animations, I just don't see how a project like this can compete. Sorry, Scotland... back to the drawing board.

Watch the trailer, I mean 'sizzle reel', for Sir Billi below:



and while you're at it, remind yourself of the good times with the Poochie rap. Catch you on the flipside, dudemeisters...