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Pirates!

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Synopsis

Pirates! is a swashbuckling adventure with a rich vein of surreal and broad comedy, based upon The Pirates! (in an Adventure with Scientists), from the bestselling series of books by Gideon Defoe. The movie will be created with the same beautiful hand-crafted technique that Aardman brought to the feature films Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run. The story follows the fortunes of a cheerful but hapless pirate band as they cross the seven seas in search of the thing pirates love best: adventure. And what greater adventure can there be than battling Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz in an attempt to win the coveted Pirate of the Year trophy? From the Caribbean, their journey takes them to Victorian London, where they encounter Charles Darwin, an articulate ‘man-panzee’ named Mister Bobo, and an all-powerful enemy determined to wipe out pirates forever. The pirates find that their quest is a victory for good-natured optimism over the boring forces of common sense.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Director
Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Producer
Julie Lockhart
Screenwriter
Gideon Defoe
Principal Cast
Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven

Genre

Production Company

Aardman Animation
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Company

Sony Pictures