The Ballad of Nessie

March 12, 2011

Accompanying the new Winnie the Pooh movie, which opens on July 15, 2011, will be the Walt Disney 2D classically animated short The Ballad of Nessie; featuring a character based on the famous Scottish monster from Loch Ness.

However, there is nothing to fear, for this Disney monster is Nessie the friendly, lovable Loch Ness Monster whose best friend is MacQuack a rubber duck. The Ballad of Nessie tells the quirky, yet delightful tale of how Nessie came to be in scenic Scotland and how, because of the selfish plans of the land developer Mac Froogle, Nessie must act to save the natural beauty of her home from becoming a mini-golf theme park.

Disney has assembled a strong team in creating this hand-drawn, classically animated short story, including narration by Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and direction by Emmy Award winners: Steve Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters. The musical score is produced by Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino.