The Ballad of Nessie

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  • G
  • 2011
  • 6 min
  • 6.9  (2,264)

The Ballad of Nessie is an animated short film produced by Disney and directed by Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters, who are also behind the animated short film Prep & Landing. The film was released in 2011 and features an all-star cast of voice talents including Billy Connolly, Kevin Deters, Craig Ferguson, and Emma Thompson.

At its core, The Ballad of Nessie tells the story of the legendary Scottish creature, the Loch Ness Monster, and how she came to live in the famous Loch Ness. The story is set in the Scottish Highlands, where Nessie (voiced by Emma Thompson) is born to a loving family of Loch Ness Monsters. Nessie is naturally curious and adventurous, always exploring the beauty of the Highlands with her best friend, a rubber duck named MacQuack (voiced by Kevin Deters).

One day, Nessie accidentally gets swept away by a raging river and ends up in the heart of the city. As she tries to find her way back home, she discovers that the people of the city are not as welcoming as the creatures of the Highlands. She also discovers that the city is planning to build a mini-golf course right on top of her home in the Loch Ness, which will destroy the natural beauty and peace of the area.

Determined to save her home, Nessie teams up with MacQuack and a group of friendly ducks to outsmart the humans and save their home from being destroyed. Along the way, they meet a grumpy old man named Captain Frost (voiced by Billy Connolly), who initially resents Nessie's intrusion but soon learns to appreciate her and helps her in her quest to save the Loch Ness.

The Ballad of Nessie is a heartwarming tale that teaches us the importance of friendship, courage, and determination. It celebrates the beauty and magic of Scotland's Highlands and the creatures that call it home, while also making a statement about the negative impact of human actions on the environment.

The animation is stunning and captures the essence of the Scottish landscape with its breathtaking visuals and attention to detail. The characters are loveable and endearing, with each one adding their unique charm and quirks to the story.

While The Ballad of Nessie is a short film, running for just over seven minutes, it manages to pack a lot into its runtime. The story is compelling, with well-drawn characters and a clear message that resonates with viewers of all ages.

Overall, The Ballad of Nessie is a charming and delightful animated short film that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves animated films and Scottish folklore.

The Ballad of Nessie is a 2011 adventure movie with a runtime of 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

The Ballad of Nessie
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    6.9  (2,264)