I always get excited when Aardman release footage from their newest project, and this one is particularly exciting because the modelling and creative process for The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists differed in several ways from everything that Aardman had worked on before. I was lucky enough to visit the set of the film at Aardman's Bristol studio and we'll publish a full report closer to the release date, but for now take a look through your telescope (if your computer screen is far away) at this trailer.
That biscuit scene brought me to tears. I've had that happen to me so many times before, and every time my heart sinks like a cannonball at the thought of all that wasted custard cream goodness.
Where was I? Ah yes, the film stars the voice talents of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Russell Tovey, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton and … alright, alright! You had me at David Tennant!
The Pirates! is currently set for release on 28th March 2012. Extra points if you go to see it at the cinema in full pirate costume.