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Sir Billi, released in the United States as Guardian of the Highlands, is a 2012 Scottish computer-animated film, made by Sascha Hartmann and Tessa Hartmann and starring Sean Connery as the voice of the lead role.

Sir Billi, a skateboarding veterinarian, must save a fugitive beaver from the corrupt local police.

The movie claims to be the first full-length animated movie made entirely in Scotland.


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  • Brave Scot: Sir Billi himself definitely fits this trope, being brazen enough to mouth off to a police officer.
  • Butter Face: Practically all the female characters are disturbingly well-rendered in terms of their body proportions, but all have ugly faces.
  • Jiggle Physics: Many of the female characters have strangely well-rendered assets.
  • Random Events Plot: The movie's plot is...incoherent to say the least. Sir Billi is trying to save a beaver, but there's a whole lot of unrelated stuff that just happens in between with no real purpose.
  • Shout-Out: There's an excessive number of shout-outs to James Bond, Sean Connery's most famous role:
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    • The movie opens with a Shirley Bassey song featuring silhouettes of dancing women, not unlike the openings of many Bond films.
    • Near the end of the movie, Gordon bungie-jumps off a dam, a lot like a familiar scene from Goldeneye.
    • Billi's goat Gordon wears a yellow jumpsuit like the one Uma Thurman donned in Kill Bill.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: When the animals end up in the water, one of the rabbits goes to alert Sir Billi, and they spend almost 10 real-world minutes just talking about it instead of rushing to go help the drowning animals.
  • Totally Radical: Sir Billi talks like this.

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