Published on March 2nd, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds
The Pirates! Go Interactive
How dare yee utter such mutinous words! Walk the plank!
Log on and you’ll be able to read the captains log (a detailed production diary), drink in The Tavern (where you find all about the crew members you’ll be setting sail with), head over to Anne Bonny’s Memorial Theatre (and watch the latest trailers) and take part in the Pirate of the Year competition (which features a handful of games – all of which aren’t working just yet)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits stars Hugh Grant in his first animated role no less 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!