The first teaser trailer for Aardman’s Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists appeared on the film’s official Facebook page earlier today. Then it vanished.
And I wasn’t quick enough to grab it – but Animatie were. So, thanks to them, so here’s some plasticine rapscallions, a lot of fun rhyming and an inexplicable wooden frame.
[UPDATE] – And just like that, it’s gone.
The film has been directed by Peter Lord, one of the founders of Aardman, along with Jeff Newitt. Somewhere along the line, I see, the Nick Park wide-mouthed-frog diction became part of the studio style. I can see why – it’s undeniable and recognisable and certainly not without charm.