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THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (USA)
aka THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS (UK)
USA & UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast (voices of): Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek
Director: Peter Lord
Countries: UK /USA
USA & UK: 88 mins
USA Rated: PG for mild action, rude humor and some language
UK Certificate: U contains very mild language, violence, threat and innuendo
USA Release Date: 27 April 2012
UK Release Date: 28 March 2012
"It's a plunderful life."
Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain â€" 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!