The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
Originally adapted from the first two books in Gideon Defoe’s The Pirates! This 3-D adventure film is aimed primaraly at the family film market with the kids in mind. With Aardman Animation in control of the project (Creators of Wallace and Gromit), your kids should have a throughly good time while the adults still have pleanty to amuse themseleves.
The Plot and Cast
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!