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The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

  • 2012 film

Aardman claymation film about a gang of pirates and their luxuriantly bearded captain. Stars Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven and more.

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2012
Creator
Gideon Defoe
Stars
Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry, Brian Blessed and more
Writer
Gideon Defoe
Directors
Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt
Producers
Julie Lockhart, Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley and Sarah Smith
Companies

Animated family adventure set in 1837 that follows the fortunes of a hapless Pirate Captain and his pet parrot Polly, who is determined to beat his buccaneering rivals to win the Pirate of the Year award after his previous attempts ended in failure. But things are all set to change when he meets Charles Darwin who tells him that Polly is not a parrot, but a dodo - the scientific discovery of the age. Thus the pirates travel to London where they have face the wrath of the pirate-hating Queen Victoria.

Additional details

Tagline
Places to pillage. People to skewer.
UK certificate
U
Duration
88 minutes
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 31st December 2021 at 2:20pm on ITV2
  • Sunday 26th December 2021 at 12:25pm on ITV2
  • Sunday 5th September 2021 at 4:20pm on ITV2

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