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The pirates! : band of misfits / Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation present an Aardman production ; screenplay by Gideon Defoe ; produced by Peter Lord ... [and others] ; directed by Peter Lord.

Lord, Peter, 1953- (Added Author). Newitt, Jeff. (Added Author). Defoe, Gideon. (Added Author). Grant, Hugh. (Added Author). Hayek, Salma, 1966- (Added Author). Piven, Jeremy. (Added Author). Staunton, Imelda, 1956- (Added Author). Tennant, David, 1971- (Added Author). Freeman, Martin, 1971- (Added Author). Defoe, Gideon. Pirates! in an adventure with scientists. (Added Author). Columbia Pictures. (Added Author). Sony Pictures Animation (Firm) (Added Author). Aardman Animations (Firm) (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Martin Freeman. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (88 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 Bonus video disc
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based upon the book "The pirates! in an adventure with scientists" by Gideon Defoe.
Special features: So you want to be a pirate! short film ; Mr. Bobo's flash card challenge ; DVD-ROM link to more fun online.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Co-director, Jeff Newitt ; music, Theodore Shapiro ; editor, Justin Krish.
Participant or Performer Note:
Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Martin Freeman.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; for mild action, rude humor and some language.
System Details Note:
DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Compatible DVD-ROM drive required.
Language Note:
In English, Spanish or French, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish or French.
Closed-captioned in English for the visually impaired.
Subject: Pirates > Juvenile films.
Awards > Juvenile films.
Parrots > Juvenile films.
Genre: Feature films.
Animated films.
Comedy films.
Children's films.

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