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Ship Ahoy at Museum; Time Off The family entertainment guide.

SHIVER me timbers, a huge ship has dropped anchor at World Museum!

The model - made for The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, the latest blockbuster produced by Aardman for Sony Pictures Animation - will be moored at World Museum Liverpool until spring 2013 as part of a display.

And you can see how the Pirate Ship was created, started from the initial drawings to the creation of the real ship itself.

The film was based on the books by Gideon Defoe.

After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) and his oddball crew take on the cream of the pirating crop - Black Bellamy, Peg Leg Hastings and Cutlass Liz - in a race to pillage the most booty.

They soon cross paths with lovelorn scientist Charles Darwin, who persuades the Captain that the crew''s prized parrot, Polly, could be the answer to the untold riches they are searching for. ? The ship is more than four and a half metres long and has a mast more than 4 metres high.

It took over 5000 hours to develop and has 44,569 parts. At over 88 minutes long, the film took 20 months to make. Animators filmed an average of just four seconds per week!
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Date:Dec 24, 2012
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