troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesAwesome
Funny
Headscratchers
Heartwarming
Main
Trivia
WMG
WesternAnimation
YMMV

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Trivia: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
  • Acclaimed Flop: In the US at least. It received very strong reviews for an animated film in 2012, even having a higher Rotten Tomatoes rating than Pixar's film that year, yet is Aardman's lowest-grossing film in the U.S. to date. Opening sandwiched between The Hunger Games and The Avengers probably didn't help its cause much either...
    • Nor did featuring Charles Darwin as a character in a country with widespread Christian values.
  • Fan Nickname: "Peanut Head" for Darwin, courtesy of the fans at deviantART.
  • What Could Have Been: The project was originally envisioned as an All-CGI Cartoon, but when Sony executives saw the models of the Pirate Captain and his cabin that had been created as references for the animators, they requested that it be made in stop-motion.
    • An early version of the film would have followed the plot of the book much more closely. The Bishop of Oxford was going to be the main villain, and Polly would have belonged to a minor character instead of the Pirate Captain.
    • Some concept art included an additional crew member, the Pirate in Green, who went unused.
    • At one point, Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate was going to be black.

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
2825
35