Behinds the scenes of ‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’

Collider has got behind the scenes images from the new film ‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’.

The film is produced by Aardman Animation the same studio that’s responsible for ‘Chicken Run’ and ‘Wallace and Gromit’. Aardman are one of the only studios keeping the art of stop-motion alive and these images showcase the intricate work of the filmmakers and production staff.

We have so much respect for these filmmakers and artists who bring stop-motion characters to life while not going insane over the tedious process. Apparently, production of the film lasted for 18 months.

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The film features the voices of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek.


“In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – 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 battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!”

‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ is released 5 April 2012 in Australia and 27 April 2012 in the US.