Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures have released the first sneak preview of its highly awaited movies ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ and ‘Arthur Christmas’. Teaser Trailers of both the movies are officially been launched on all web sites and are pretty charming.
The trailer of The Pirates! Band of Misfits is an action-packed trailer gives fans a sneak peek of the film’s characters for the first time, including the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) and Charles Darwin (David Tennant). Brian Blessed, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman and Ashley Jensen will also star in the film. It is being directed by Peter Lord and co-directed by Jeff Newitt. The film is based on Gideon Defoe‘s book The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists.
The plot revolves around The Pirate Captain and his crew of swashbuckling pirates, attempts to beat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz in the Pirate of the Year Award. On their quest they battle Queen Victoria and meet a young Charles Darwin. The film is slated for release on March 2012.
Talking about Arthur Christmas, the film is set on Christmas night and revolves around Arthur Christmas (voiced by James McAvoy) and Santa‘s ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. Arthur must complete a mission before Christmas morning in order to save Christmas. The film is being directed by Sarah Smith and co-directed by Barry Cook. The film stars Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, and Bill Nighy. The film is set around Christmas, so naturally a holiday release would make sense. The film will hit theaters on November 2011.
Aardman Animations, is a British animation studio based in Bristol, United Kingdom. The studio is known for films made using stop-motion clay animation techniques, particularly those featuring Plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit. However, it successfully entered the computer animation market with Flushed Away (2006).