Aardman Animation releases a new trailer for The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

One of the family-friendly films that’s flown under the radar is the Aardman Animation film THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS that’s due to hit theaters next year on March 30th.  This is right up my alley too, because although I’m not a huge Wallace & Grommit fan, I loved CHICKEN RUN, which is from the same team of animators.  After checking out the second trailer, I can safely put this on my must see list of 2012.  It looks like it has the same quirky humor and fun animation as the Wallace films, as well as the same cleverness found in CHICKEN RUN.

The film has some great voice work, most notably from an unrecognizable Hugh Grant who is voicing the Pirate Captain, along with Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek and Akinnuoye-Agbaje.  Peter Lord is directing the film, which is based off the famous books by Gideon Defoe.

The Pirate Band of Misfits

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