Oops, one we almost missed! Thank goodness that director Peter Lord is on the ball and tweeted that this DVD release is now available to buy!

Yesterday Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the mini-movie So You Want To Be A Pirate which will be available exclusively through Tesco stores in the UK. The release is a little taster before the official release on Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray of hit Aardman movie The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists on 10th September. It features the voices of many of the stars of the film, including David Tennant, Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman.

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About the release:

From the Academy Award®-winning Aardman (Chicken Run) and Sony Pictures Animation (The Smurfs), comes an all-new short swashbuckling stop-motion animated adventure to get you ship-shape to help the Pirate Captain and his band of misfits in THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS.

Let the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, voiced by Hugh Grant (About A Boy), and his band of misfits (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen) guide you with hilarious, fun-loving tips and advice to becoming a seaworthy addition to the crew and help them in their madcap adventure to win the coveted annual “Pirate of the Year” award.

SO YOU WANT TO BE A PIRATE! also includes appearances from Charles Darwin (David Tennant) and The Pirate King (Brian Blessed).

The DVD boasts a treasure chest of kid-friendly activities including How To Animate Your Pirate, How To Draw A Pirate, How To Talk Like A Pirate and Printable Colouring Pages which will give kids all the tools they need to start making their own piratical adventures on the high seas!

DVD Bonus Features Include:
• How To Animate Your Pirate
• How To Draw A Pirate
• Printable Colouring Pages
• How To Talk Like A Pirate – Words And Phrases From Your Favourite Characters
SO YOU WANT TO BE A PIRATE! has a running time of approximately 17 minutes and is rated U. It retails from Tesco stores at £5 and is also available to order from their online store in the UK.

The mini-feature is listed as one of the extras on the Region 1 (North America) DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie on Tuesday 28th August.

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