The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists. Copyright: Aardman Animations.

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

Aardman claymation film about a gang of pirates and their luxuriantly bearded captain

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

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.

Production Details

Tagline
Places to pillage. People to skewer.
UK certificate
U
Duration
88 minutes
Release date
Wednesday 28th March 2012
Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 13th January 2019 at 10:00am on CBBC

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