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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (original title)
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Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Directors:

Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt (co-director)

Writers:

Gideon Defoe (book), Gideon Defoe (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... The Pirate Captain (voice)
Martin Freeman ... The Pirate with a Scarf (voice)
Imelda Staunton ... Queen Victoria (voice)
David Tennant ... Charles Darwin (voice)
Jeremy Piven ... Black Bellamy (voice)
Salma Hayek ... Cutlass Liz (voice)
Lenny Henry ... Peg Leg Hastings (voice)
Brian Blessed ... The Pirate King (voice)
Russell Tovey ... The Albino Pirate (voice)
Anton Yelchin ... The Albino Pirate (voice)
Brendan Gleeson ... The Pirate with Gout (voice)
Ashley Jensen ... The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate (voice)
Al Roker ... The Pirate Who Likes Sunsets and Kittens (voice)
Ben Whitehead ... The Pirate Who Likes Sunsets and Kittens (voice)
Mike Cooper Mike Cooper ... Admiral Collingwood (voice)
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Storyline

Always outclassed by fierce opponents such as Cutlass Liz, Peg Leg Hastings, and Black Bellamy, the hopeless, Pirate Captain, decides it's high time he won the prestigious 1837 "Pirate of the Year Award". However, this is easier said than done, as the determined captain embarks on a foolhardy quest along with his ragtag crew of misfits which involves Queen Victoria herself, an extremely rare dodo bird, and a brilliant young scientist named Charles Darwin. Will Pirate Captain manage to pull off a surprise victory? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bring me my brown pants See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action, rude humor and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirates! Band of Misfits in 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,137,734, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$31,051,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,054,041
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "grog" barrel in tavern of "Blood Island" are clear references to pirates adventure video game "Monkey island" where grog is the most common pirates drink and "Blood island" is visited in the third part and also mentioned as a cocktail drink in the fourth installment of the game. This game was inspired by Disney Pirates attraction and inspired part of Pirates of Caribbean and seems that contributed in some designs and setup of this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Charles is describing the new species of Barnacle he discovered, he is seen with his back facing his collection of animals. In the next shot, the animals are to his right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
servant: Admiral Collingwood!
Queen Victoria: Well, Admiral
Admiral Collingwood: Great news, Your Majesty! The French are defeated at last. Also the Russians, the Portuguese, the Chinese, and the Welsh.
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Crazy Credits

No dodos were made extinct during the making of this motion picture. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Classic Reviews: Surf's Up (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ranking Full Stop
Written by David Steele, David Wakeling, Everett Morton, Roger Charlery, and Andy Cox (as Andrew Cox)
Performed by The Beat
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd./EMI Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

 
The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a pretty funny British animated movie to me
5 May 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this movie for free with my movie theatre-working friend at the place where he works. I liked the dry British humor throughout while it took a while for my friend to laugh at certain places. He did recognize the theme used for 2001: A Space Odyssey as also that for wrestling events as he's a big wrestling fan so that was one part he enjoyed. Like I said, the British humor was pretty dry and since we watched on a morning with few people in the audience, I only heard myself laughing most of the time. But I'm sure if the seats were full, the last sequence would have probably gotten a big laugh, I'm sure. So on that note, I highly recommend the stop-motion movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits especially in 3-D which is how we saw it.


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