The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!

classified U

Please note: This was screened in June 2017

Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven
88 mins, 2012, UK | USA

Ahoy there me heartys! This May half term we set sail with Aardman's dastardly seafaring animated adventure The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

Accompanied by his ragtag crew, the enthusiastic Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sails the high seas and dreams of beating his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz in a quest to win the coveted title of Pirate of the Year. After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the prize, could this be the captain's moment to out-pirate his arch-rivals and plunder the most booty?

Based on the best-selling book by Gideon Defoe and transformed into this epic clay stop-motion adventure by Bristol’s own brilliant Aardman studios (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun The Sheep) - this effortlessly funny piratical caper is swashbuckling family entertainment for your whole crew.

  • Why not make a day of it and set sail around Bristol’s Harbourside either before or after the film. Any ticket to see Pirates! will get you 50p off a ticket for a boat trip along the Harbourside with Bristol Ferry Boats. Likewise, show your Bristol Ferry Boats tickets at our Box Office and you'll get £1 off your cinema ticket to see the film. Bristol Ferry Boats embark from the bottom of the watery steps just in front of Watershed.

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