Every year or so a claymation project gets greenlit, to, I suppose, offset the plethora of computer animated features clogging cineplexs nowadays. The feature for 2012 is The Pirates! Band of Misfits, a Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman production that borrows a story from Gideon Defoe’s The Pirates! book series. In this adventure, Pirate Captain goes head to head versus his nemeses Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to win the prized Pirate of the Year Award. Problem is Pirate Captain and his crew aren’t exactly good at the whole pirating thing. Check out the trailer — my opinion is this one looks to be good for the whole family.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits employs the voice talents of Hugh Grant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Martin Freeman, Russell Tovey, Brendan Gleeson and Ashley Jensen.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits swashbuckles into UK theaters on March 28, 2012 and US theaters on April 27, 2012.