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The Pirates!

Band of Misfits
(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his oddball crew go on a race to pillage the most booty. They soon cross paths with scientist Charles Darwin, who persuades the Captain that the crew's 'parrot,' Polly, could be the answer to the riches they are searching for.
Title: The pirates!
band of misfits
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: So you want to be a pirate! short film ; Mr. Bobo's flash card game ; commentary with director Peter Lord, co-director Jeff Newitt and editor Justin Krish ; printable activity pages
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012
Based upon the book "The pirates! in an adventure with scientists" by Gideon Defoe
Summary: After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his oddball crew go on a race to pillage the most booty. They soon cross paths with scientist Charles Darwin, who persuades the Captain that the crew's 'parrot,' Polly, could be the answer to the riches they are searching for.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for mild action, rude humor and some language
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Pi
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation present an Aardman production ; screenplay by Gideon Defoe ; produced by Julie Lockhart, Peter Lord, David Sproxton ; directed by Peter Lord
Country of Producing Entity: Great Britain United States
Credits: Co-director, Jeff Newitt ; director of photography, Frank Passingham ; music, Theodore Shapiro ; editor, Justin Krish.
Performers: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Martin Freeman.
System Details: DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: In English, Spanish or French, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish or French. English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired
Subject Headings: Parrots Drama Awards Drama Pirates Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Action and adventure films
Children's films
Comedy films
Animated films
Feature films
Topical Term: Parrots
Awards
Pirates
Publisher No: 39989 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Sep 22, 2013
  • andrepets rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I wouldn't say the story is great here, but everything else -- the great claymation, the goofy humour -- is just awesome! Recommended if you like silly movies! ^^

Jun 13, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I haven't seen movies like this in a while since Flushed away, but this was o.k. It was short, sweet and to the point, with mild humor that could catch an adults eye, and leave the child to the child's humor. I enjoyed both ends of the laughter, and thought the plot to be simple, but crazy as to how it came to be in the end. I give this 3/5 stars.

Apr 07, 2013
  • stse88 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Watchable, not that funny.

Jan 10, 2013
  • insane_smurf rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

good brit humour. entertaining for adults

Ok 3d effects. Good plot for a kiddie movie.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was cute. Corny. Mostly juvenile but definitely some funny bits for adults.

Nov 25, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A mildly enjoyable kids movie with a few laughs. I liked the claymation.

Oct 28, 2012
  • 52107amb rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

When this movie came out my whole family went to see it. But I was very disappointed with it. I love Aardmen movies like Flushed away and all of the Wallace and Gromit movies but this was just not that good, I'm sorry to say.

Oct 09, 2012
  • hilln rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a hugely clever and very funny movie, supposedly for kids but great for adults. The voice talents are spot-on, and there are so many hilarious lines that one needs to see the movie at least twice to catch them all. Don't miss this fab, wacky gem of a flick. Yarr!

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Oct 09, 2012
  • awsomegirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 24, 2012
  • pronto1961 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jun 13, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"I am Captain blah, blah, blah-give me your gold..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pirate Captain (to Charles Darwin): "Come on! We didn't devolve from slugs just to sit here drinking our own sweat, now did we!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Charles Darwin: "I had this theory... I thought that if you took a monkey... gave him a monocle and covered his gigantic, unsightly ass... then he would cease to be a monkey, and become more of a... a 'man-panzee' if you will..."

Dec 13, 2012
  • homeschooliscool rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Crew Member: I thought it might be catching exotic diseases!

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