'Pirates: Band of Misfits' Featurette Highlights Stop-Motion Animation

February 17, 2012
Source: Yahoo! Movies

Pirates: Band of Misfits

Plenty of people know that animation is a painstaking process, but that idea is even more true when it comes to stop-motion animation. Moving small, meticulously crafted figures ever so slightly and shooting frame-by-frame is still a painstaking process, and a new featurette for Pirates: Band of Misfits just wants to remind audiences just how hard the filmmakers worked to put this film together. Using clips from the film, the featurette breaks down the process by time and let's everyone know just how long it takes to shoot a single scene, or even a few seconds of footage, and get it just right. Watch the cool new featurette below!

Here's the featurette for Aardman Animation's Pirates: Band of Misfits via Yahoo! Movies:

Pirate Captain is 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. Sounds fun. Co-directing the film is Peter Lord, of Chicken Run previously, and Jeff Newitt, from a script by Gideon Defoe. Sony will be bringing The Pirates! to theaters March 30th, 2012.

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stfugtfo on Feb 17, 2012


I can't wait for this! Incredible to see how much went into it.

Danimal on Feb 17, 2012


That is utterly amazing.

Mk on Feb 17, 2012


I hope it does well. Aardman need to redeem themselves after the flop that was 'Flushed Away'. They need to keep stop-motion from dying as a medium.

Mithun Divakaran on Feb 17, 2012


stop motion is the best thing ever

DoomCanoe on Feb 17, 2012

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