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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) Poster

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In real life, Charles Darwin was a member of the Gourmet or Glutton society which involved eating, not necessarily endangered, but unusual animals such as parakeets and owls.
Brian Blessed is printed above the tick box representing the best choice for 'Roaring' at 'The Pirate of the Year' awards. Blessed performs the voice of the Pirate King.
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The film is primarily stop-motion animation, but computer-generated animation was used for much of the scenery (the sky and sea primarily).
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The film is based on Gideon Defoe's novels 'The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists' (the Pirates encounter Darwin and Bobo) and 'The Pirates! in an Adventure with Whaling' (the Pirates face off against Cutlass Liz).
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Peg Leg Hastings' line "lock up your daughters" when he enters the pirate pub is a reference to the Slade song with the same title.
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When Queen Victoria tells the Pirate Captain that "I may have the heart and soul of a weak woman" she is quoting from her predecessor Elizabeth I, who made a very similar remark in a famous speech in 1588 when England when threatened with the approach of the Spanish Armada.
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The inhabitants of the "plague ship" are clearly lepers, and were named as such in the trailer. The word leper was removed from the finished film after complaints by a Leprosy charity organization.
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In the books upon which the movie is based, Cutlass Liz is described as resembling Julie Christie as she appeared in either Billy Liar (1963) or Darling (1965).
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was originally going to play Peg Leg Hastings.
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