On April 27, 2012, the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit will release their latest animation feature: The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Coming to theatres in both3D and 2D, The Pirates! stars Hugh Grant in his first animated role, as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain.
Although he’s certainly not the best pirate captain on the seas, the Captain is filled with boundless enthusiasm and is on a mission: to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award. To catch this prize, though, he’ll have to best his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek).
With his ultimate goal in mind, the Captain and his rag-tag crew embark on an adventure that takes them from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they visit ghost ships, battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant). Although the
Captain has always dreamed of winning the Pirate of the Year Award, those who see him in action immediately realize what a long shot this is!
Director Peter Lord clearly had a lot of fun working with Screenwriter Gideon Defoe’s story to create this hilarious swashbuckling family film. Rated PG, for mild action, rude
humor and some language.