Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Pirates!

This weekend we saw The Pirates! Band of Misfits - it was really fun.  It's made by Aardman Animations, which does Wallace and Gromit, that wonderful claymation video.  Here's a great featurette if you're interested in that sort of thing. It's very funny and witty and we had a good time.  Hugh Grant does the voice of the Pirate Captain, but, for some reason I was like, Oh, Hugh Grant would never do animation... so the whole time I was trying to figure out how else had a voice as buttery smooth as HG.

I kept expecting them to break into song - something from The Pirates of Penzance, which I really really wish were on DVD, or, better yet, HD streaming on Netflix*.  If you haven't seen this movie, let me tell you... it is amazing.  Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Angela Frigging Lansbury and that guy from The Greatest American Hero.  Know who I mean?  With the hair?

Anyway, it's great.  Here's one of my favorite songs:

* Hey!  It turns out it IS available on HD streaming on Amazon Instant whatever that is.


Lyman said...

or as Milo calls it "Pirates Vanda Miskits"

Carrie said...

Amazon Instant is Prime for your Kindle. Can't believe I know something about computers that your don't.

Milo and I saw the movie too. I liked it as much as him- usually, I am killing myself to stay awake through some kid movies, but this is very clever, funny and beautiful.

Special K said...

Milo's a vanda miskit