The Pirates! Band of Misfits

It's A Plunderful Life

Friday, April 27, 2012 in 3,358 theaters
On Blu-ray & DVD

Hugh Grant
Pirate Captain (voice)

Jeremy Piven
Black Bellamy (voice)

Salma Hayek
Cutlass Liz (voice)

David Tennant
Young Scientist (voice)

Imelda Staunton
Queen (voice)

Martin Freeman
Pirate (voice)

more cast & crew
MPAA Rating
PG for mild action, rude humor and some language.
1 hour, 28 minutes

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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 battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure! official plot version from

Additional Notes

  • Based on the series of books by Gideon Defoe. This will be a CG stop-motion film (similar to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run).