The Pirates! Band of Misfits

(PG) ★★★☆☆

From the folks behind Wallace & Gromit comes this enjoyable pirate tale, an interesting and funny mix of stop-motion and digital animation. The Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) leads a gaggle of high seas scalawags. The crew runs into Charles Darwin (David Tennant), who takes a liking to the Captain’s “big-boned” parrot, Polly, actually a dodo. Hilarity ensues. The trademark droll humor and maniacal attention to detail make this worth seeing.