The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (released in North America, Austrailia and New Zealand as The Pirates! Band of Misfits) is a 2012 British-American 3D stop-motion animated adventure comedy film, the fifth film produced by Aardman Animations and the second Aardman film in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation after the 2011 CGI movie Arthur Christmas . It was distributed by Columbia Pictures and was released on March 28th 2012 in the UK and on April 27th 2012 in the US. The film was directed by Peter Lord. It features the voices of Hugh Grant (in his animated feature film debut), Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton , David Tennant , Jeremy Piven , Salma Hayek , Lenny Henry and Brian Blessed. Taking place in London 1837, the Pirate Captain and his amateur pirate crew attempt to win the Pirate of the Year Awards.
Set in London 1837, the Pirate Captain