“The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!” is a British-American animated film released in 2012. The film is based on the book “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists” by Gideon Defoe, and it was directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt.
The movie tells the story of a group of pirates who are led by the Pirate Captain, a bumbling and inept captain who dreams of winning the Pirate of the Year Award. To achieve his goal, the Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to steal treasure from his enemies, including his arch-nemesis, the evil Queen Victoria. Along the way, the Pirate Captain and his crew encounter Charles Darwin, who persuades them to enter their pet dodo, Polly, in a science competition in London.
The film features the voices of Hugh Grant as the Pirate Captain, Salma Hayek as Cutlass Liz, Jeremy Piven as Black Bellamy, Martin Freeman as the Pirate with a Scarf, and David Tennant as Charles Darwin. The animation style is stop-motion, which gives the film a unique and charming look.
Overall, “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!” is a fun and entertaining film that is suitable for all ages. It combines humor, action, and adventure with a bit of history and science, making it a well-rounded movie that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Duration: 88 min.