Screen Junkies » The Pirates! Band Of Misfits http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Pirates! Hunger Games Spoof (Video) http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-pirates-hunger-games-spoof-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-pirates-hunger-games-spoof-video/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:40:03 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=247853 With the wild success of The Hunger Games, the people behind The Pirates! Band of Misfits are hoping to steal a little of Katniss Everdeen’s thunder by way of a...

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With the wild success of The Hunger Games, the people behind The Pirates! Band of Misfits are hoping to steal a little of Katniss Everdeen’s thunder by way of a spoof commercial. Much like the various Muppet spoof commercials from late last year, audio from The Hunger Games is mixed with footage from Pirates. And much like the Muppet spoofs, the end result looks more interesting that the actual Hunger Games trailer. See for yoruself.

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The ‘Pirates! Band Of Misfits’ Trailer Has Pissed Off Lepers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-pirates-band-of-misfits-trailer-has-pissed-off-lepers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-pirates-band-of-misfits-trailer-has-pissed-off-lepers/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:43:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243425 2012: The year clay animation became offensive.

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What should have been this year’s least offensive film, Aardman Animation’s The Pirates! Band Of Misfits, has gone and pissed off leprosy groups. Seriously. Clay pirates have caused offense.

Lepra Health In Action and the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations took issue with a scene in the trailer when a man declares himself as a leper just seconds before his arm falls off. Aardman apologized for the offense (probably in a hilariously proper British way) and agreed to change the scene. An Aardman spokesperson says:

“After reviewing the matter, we decided to change the scene out of respect and sensitivity for those who suffer from leprosy. The last thing anyone intended was to offend anyone and it is clear to us that the right way to proceed is to honor the efforts made by organizations like ILEP to educate the public about this disease.”

I assume the scene will now feature characters inflicted with severe pain, muscle weakness, eye problems, and enlarged nerves primarily around the elbow and knee. The changes to the stop-motion scene is expected to be finished in three years. (Deadline)

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Hugh Grant’s Voice Stolen By ‘Pirates’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-grants-voice-stolen-by-pirates/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-grants-voice-stolen-by-pirates/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 16:36:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210648 His adorable stammer will fetch many a dubloon.

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Hugh Grant‘s adorable stammer has been sought by Aardman Animations for their next project. In The Pirates! Band Of Misfits, Grant will voice a bearded pirate captain concerned with winning the Pirate of the Year award. Directed by Peter Lord, the 3D stop-motion animated flick also stars a metric ass-ton of people, mostly British. Like Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jenson.

Umm… Salma Hayek? Voicing a cartoon?? That means Salma Hayek was sought out for her acting and not her attributes. This. Makes. No. Sense. What is going on today? Help me though this confusion! Dogs are cats!! Food doesn’t taste right!!!! (Deadline)

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