The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Pirates Band of Misfits-poster
1 Nomination
Year 2012
Director Peter Lord
Writer Gideon Defoe
Starring Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Salma Hayek
85th Academy Awards

The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a 2012 British stop-motion animated feature film written by Gideon Defoe and directed by Peter Lord. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature in the 85th Academy Awards.



The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas along with a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz 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 and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!