Two Trailers For Aardman Animation’s ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

Written by on July 14, 2011 

This is what Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides should have been. We have not one, but TWO new trailers for Aardman Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits (called The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists in the UK). This is the studio that brought us the fantastic Wallace & Gromit films as well as Chicken Run. There is such a fun style of comedy and inventiveness that puts this high on my animation must-see list next year. Directed by Peter Lord, the film features voice acting by Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, and Jeremy Piven.

Check out the US trailer below via Apple.

Here is the more fast-paced UK trailer via Guardian.


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. 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 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!

The Pirates! Band of Misfits hits theaters March 30th, 2012.

Are you a fan of the studio? Does this look as good as the rest of their output?

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