One doesn't know why. Perhaps it's his luxuriant beard, or his gleaming teeth, or the way he smells faintly of coconuts, but we have taken a shine to this pirate.
With different names depending on where you are in the English-speaking world, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (or The Pirates! Band of Misfits) already feels like an anomaly in Aardman's stellar back catalogue.
Based on the best-selling books by Gideon Defoe, who also writes the screenplay, The Pirates feels similar, yet also vastly (or should that be avastly?) different to the rest of its Aardman cousins. It's not set in the UK, for a start, and it was a wildly ambitious project; the biggest thing the team at Aardman had ever achieved.
It was a movie of many firsts for the company, including the first (and only) Aardman movie to offend the leprosy community.
I would love to hear your thoughts on The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! / The Pirates! Band of Misfits !
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