Aardman film The Pirates! Band of Misfits gets an iOS book-app

It’s been a good year so far for ‘films that you take your children to see but also laugh like a drain at’. First there was a brand new Muppets movie, and now there’s Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits. I’m taking my son along, whether he wants to go or not…

Anyway, there’s also an official book-app for the animated film, as its hero Pirate Captain sails the High Seas trying to win the Pirate Of The Year award. Expect voice narration, stills from the film, and audio from its star Hugh Grant.

Oh, and also a Piratize Yourself feature, where you take a photo of your face (or, okay, your child’s – but we sense parents will be having fun with this too) and then see it behind a piratical beard, hat and parrot.

The app currently costs 69p, although that’s listed as a 75%-off introductory offer, so it could be going up to £2.49-ish sometime soon. It’s universal, so runs across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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