Watch the trailer for 'A Liar's Autobiography', which features the voice of the late comedian

Late Monty Python comedian Graham Chapman is to star in an animated movie of his own life story.

Chapman passed away in 1989 following a battle with cancer, but had previously recorded himself reading his 1980 memoir A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume IV. Chapman’s voice has now been set to a new 3D animated film feature directed and produced by Bill Jones, son of Chapman’s fellow Python Terry Jones.

The movie, also titled A Liar’s Autobiography, has been put together by 14 different animators using 17 different animation styles. It is described as “Chapman’s own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge”.

A Liar’s Autobiography features appearances from Chapman’s Monty Python colleagues John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. However, the film’s makers insist that it is “not a documentary” and “not a Monty Python film”.

The first trailer for A Liar’s Autobiography has now been uploaded to the Monty Python YouTube channel – scroll down to watch it. The film is scheduled for release in the UK in early 2013, but will appear in select US cinemas this November (2012).