pirates_in_an_adventure_with_scientists_ver2Setting sail in theaters today, THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS is the latest claymation offering from Britain’s AARDMAN ANIMATION STUDIOS (the birthplace of the popular WALLACE & GROMITT franchise) and, as always, delivers a beautiful example of stop-motion animated product. Following the exploits of an inept group of sea-going rogues vying to win the coveted Pirate-Of-The-Year Award, the film is rife with the kind of slapstick humor often associated with Brit films. Directed by PETER LORD and JEFF NEWITT from a screenplay by GIDEON DeFOE and features the voice talents of HUGH GRANT, SALMA HAYEK, MARTIN FREEMAN, IMELDA STAUNTON, ANTON YELCHIN and JEREMY PIVEN.

During our recent interview with star HUGH GRANT, he talked about what convinced him to jump on board with THE PIRATES! (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS opens in theaters today