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New Trailer: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

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Two new trailers for the upcoming Aardman 3D stop-motion animation feature “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” have been released online today, giving eager audiences a proper glimpse of the studio’s first feature since 2006’s “Flushed Away”.  The first was showcased exclusively on The Guardian’s website ( , bearing the UK title “The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists” (retained from that of the Gideon Defoe book it is adapted from).

It features a montage of action set to a ‘Drunken Sailor’ musical number while giving little away by way of plot.

The international trailer is more revealing in comparison, focusing more on the film’s punchy dialogue, set-pieces and the comedic timing Aardman is so reputed for.

The film is being directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt with a cast led by Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven. A worldwide theatrical release is scheduled for March-April 2012.

Skwigly recently discussed pirates and Arthur Christmas here 

Further info on the film can be found at

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