Monday I was fortunate to see Aardman Animations brilliant Arthur Christmas this week and my admiration for the British Studio has risen tenfold now Im looking forward to The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.Today the American full trailer was released under its American title The Pirates! Band of Misfits shows off the brilliant animation this excellent studio is creating stop motion/clay animation proving animation is a diverse artform loved by all. This trailer is certainly Americanized in the effort our American cousins can enjoy the dry sense of humour us Brits have, sharp, witty great stuff giving us a little more depth into the films story , Pirates! has a making of a fantastic family filled film!
The film is backed by a fantastic cast lending their voices for some fun and frolic on the seas: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Brian“Gordon’s Alive!” Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, and Ashley Jensen.The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists 3D is set for a 28 March 2012 UK&Irish Release, US release is 30 March 2012.
In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, 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. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a young Charles Darwin (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!