The Pirates! is a series o' four comedy books written by British author Gideon Defoe:
- The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
- The Pirates! In an Adventure with Whaling (or Ahab)
- The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists
- The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon
- The Pirates! In an Adventure with the Romantics*
*coming in 2012
T' upcomin' movin' picture by Aardman (Arrrdman) Animation, t' salty seadogs that brought you Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, was released as The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists on March 28, 2012 in t' United Kin'dom, and as The Pirates! Band of Misfits on April 27, 2012 in t' United States.
Based upon t' first two books, t' Pirate Captain and his crew o' swashbucklin' pirates attempt t' beat his American rivals Black Bellame and Cutlass Liz in t' Pirate o' t' Year Award. On their quest they battle Queen Victoria and join forces with a young Charles Darwin.
T' first book, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, be set in 1837, and follows t' adventures o' "T' Pirate Captain" and his crew o' non-orthodox pirates. They meet a young Charles Darwin and Mister Bobo, a highly trained and sophisticated "man-panzee," who have been exiled from London by a rival scientist.
Havin' sunk t' Beagle, which he believed was a Bank o' England treaaye ship thanks t' a tip-off from Black Bellame, t' Pirate Captain agrees t' take Darwin home and help him defeat his enemies.
In t' second book, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Whaling, t' pirates felt that their ship was in need o' some repair. So they go t' see Cutlass Liz, t' beautiful yet ferocious pirate boat yard owner, where, after much showin' off, t' Pirate Captain buys t' most expensive boat, The Lovely Emma.
Not havin' much gold t' Pirates be unable t' pay for t' boat, so they go on an adventure t' find 6,000 doubloons.
They go t' Las Vegas, and get mixed up with Ahab, who be huntin' Moby-Dick, t' pirate Captain goes mad, and t' Prize ham plays a major part in t' whole adventure.
What perfect nonsense.