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Connery, Bassey Reunite; Corddry in Two Toons


Connery, Bassey Reunite; Corddry in Two Toons

Shirley Bassey and Sean Connery are teaming up again for an animated feature, while actor Nick Corddry has signed on to a pair of toon projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bassey and Connery will both be heard in the independent CG-animated feature, Sir Billi. Connery is voicing the main character ‘ a retired veterinarian in a remote Scottish town who rescues a fugitive beaver ‘ while Bassey will sing the title song. It’s the first project the pair both have worked on since the 1964 James Bond classic Goldfinger.

Connery has been involved with Sir Billi as an executive producer. The film, created by Sascha and Tessa Hartmann, has been in the works for five years and is currently in post-production with completion set for 2010, the trade reports.

Alan Cumming, Miriam Margolyes, Ruby Wax, Alex Norton, Ford Kiernan, Greg Hempill, Barbara Rafferty, John Amabile, Larry Sullivan and U.S.-based newcomer Chris Jai Alex also play voice parts in the film.

Corddry’s voice acting projects include the lead in Horrorbots, an animated series for Cartoon Network, and a part in the CG-live action feature adaptation of Yogi Bear.

Horrorbots, created by Michael Buckley, is about outsider teenage droids attending high school on the planet Killglobe.

His role in Yogi Bear is as Chief of Staff.

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