July 25th, 2011, by Rob

The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Movie2k Movie PosterMovie2k Movie – The Pirates! Band of Misfits Synopsis

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (aka The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) is an upcoming British/American 3-D stop-motion animated film produced by Aardman Animations for Sony Pictures Animation and slated for release on March 30, 2012. It is being directed by Peter Lord and co-directed by Jeff Newitt. The film is based on Gideon Defoe’s book The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists.

Movie2k Movie – The Pirates! Band of Misfits Plot

In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award.

The film takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Movie2k Movie – The Pirates! Band of Misfits Cast

  • Hugh Grant as The Pirate Captain
  • Salma Hayek as Cutlass Liz
  • Jeremy Piven as Black Bellamy
  • Imelda Staunton as Queen Victoria
  • David Tennant as Charles Darwin
  • Martin Freeman
  • Crispin Freeman as the Narrator
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Peg-Leg Hastings
  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Ashley Jensen
  • Brian Blessed as The Pirate King
  • Russell Tovey as The Albino Pirate

Movie2k Movies – The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Aardman Animations new animated feature seems like a riff on assorted “Pirates of the Caribbean” story points.  The Pirates! Band of Misfits  looks more traditional (stop motion clay animated) and tactile than their recent digital efforts.


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