UK: The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Now Available On Netflix

The Aardman animated feature film The Pirates: In An Adventure With Scientists has now been added to Netflix in the UK for streaming. The hilarious family film, from the same production company that brought us Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, was directed by Peter Lord and originally released in 2012. David Tennant stars as the young Charles Darwin and Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton and Martin Freeman all contribute to the voice cast.

The film is listed on Netflix under its American title of The Pirates! Band Of Misfits.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists 
Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain -- a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a young Charles Darwin (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Watch a trailer here:

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