The Ballad of Nessie is the short film which will play before Winnie the Pooh which is due on the big screen on the 15th of April and Disney have sent through some pictures and a synopsis, which is awfully decent of them.

Billy Connolly narrates the short and directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters are using the same hand drawn animation which made The Princess and the Frog such a joy,  and as a bonus Michael Giacchino provides the score. It’s pretty much full of win and looks beautiful.

Here’s the synopsis,

Set in the “bonny blue highlands” of Scotland, “The Ballad of Nessie” is a whimsical and colorful tall tale about the friendly Loch Ness monster, Nessie, and how she and her best friend MacQuack the rubber duck came to live in the moor they now call home. Setting the adventure into motion is a greedy land developer named MacFroogle, who decides to build a mini-golf empire on top of Nessie’s home.

Here be pics, I highly recommend clicking to see them in their full glory.