New US Trailer For Aardman's Pirates! Picture

There's some great sight gags and oodles of visual invention in this trailer for Pirates! Band of Misfits, or as we call it in Blighty, Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. The voice work is cracking too – seems to be that Hugh Grant can't go wrong with audio recording these days.

On the surface of things, and for what little it is worth, it looks like Pixar could be headed for a couple of years out of the running at the Oscars – I don't think Cars 2 is in with much of a shout, and in the battle of today's animated trailers, I'd say Pirates steals it from Brave, just by a nose.

Of course,who knows what manner of pleasures the two might contain in the full running time. Certainly can't wait to find out, though.