Chicago International Childrens Film Festival
: THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS / Animated Feature Film (England) / 98 min, Rated PG
Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 11:30 AM CDT
Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL
It’s that time of year again, when the “Pirate of the Year” awards roll around, and this year the Pirate Captain wants to win more than ever. To claim the title, the Pirate Captain sets sail with his loyal crew for a raucous adventure across the Seven Seas that takes them from the pirate haven, Blood Island, to the foggy streets of Victorian London—where pirates are most unwelcome. They get swept up in a world of danger, mystery, and science when researcher Charles Darwin takes an interest in the Pirate Captain’s pet dodo and insists on entering the one-of-a-kind animal in the Royal Academy of Science’s annual competition. But Queen Victoria has other ominous plans for the Pirate Captain and his dodo in this clever comedy that extols the virtues of heroism and friendship. Featuring the vocal talents of Hugh Grant (About a Boy), Salma Hayek (Puss in Boots), Jeremy Piven (Cars), and Imelda Staunton (Chicken Run). Recommended for all animation fans and Anglophiles alike.
Join us for a special treat as Loyd Price, Supervising Animator from Aardman Studios, reveals a secret treasure: animation tips from the stop-motion innovators!
For details on how to enter the program’s Pirate Costume and Trivia Contest, go to facets.org/kids.