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  1. 1. Aardman The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
  2. 2. List of peoples involved in making: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Production Companies: Columbia Pictures (present) Sony Pictures Animation (present) Aardman Animations (as Aardman) Distributors: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2012) (World-wide) (all media) AcmeFilm (2012) (Lithuania) (theatrical) Andes Films (2012) (Chile) (theatrical) Andes Films (2012) (Peru) (theatrical) B&H Film Distribution (2012) (Ukraine) (theatrical) Columbia Pictures (2012) (USA) (theatrical) Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2012) (Portugal) (theatrical) Distribuye Movie (2012) (Uruguay) (theatrical) Feelgood Entertainment (2012) (Greece) (theatrical) InterComFilm (2012) (Romania) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Filmverleih (2012) (Austria) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing Canada (2012) (Canada) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Belgium) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Germany) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (France) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (UK) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical) Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (USA) (theatrical) Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) (2012) (Russia) (theatrical) Feelgood Entertainment (2012) (Greece) (DVD) (3D Blu-ray) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (Germany) (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (USA) (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (USA) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Other Companies: Goldcrest Post Production London (re-recording studio) (as Goldcrest Post Production Ltd. London) Technicolor (digital intermediate) (as Technicolor Creative Services) Abbey Road Studios (music recorded and mixed at) Cod Steaks (set construction) John Wright Modelmaking (production armatures and specialist props) Madison Gate Records (soundtrack) Royal Society, The (thanks) Kodak Motion Picture Film (film stock) Deluxe (film prints by) Dolby Digital (in selected theatres) SDDS Sony Dynamic Digital Sound (in selected theatres) Datasat Digital Entertainment (in selected theatres) (as Datasat Digital Sound) 5th Kind (digital asset management) (uncredited) Aquarium Studios (voice recording) (uncredited) De Lane Lea (ADR recording) (uncredited) Hothouse Music (music supervision by) (uncredited) London Voices (choir) OTC Productions (digital asset management) (uncredited) Sapex Scripts (post production script services) (uncredited)
  3. 3. The importance of cross media convergence and synergy in production, distribution, and marketing Columbia is owned by Sony, which helped to produce and distribute the movie. The film is loosely based on The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, the first book from Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! Series. The Pirates! was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on 28 August 2012 in the US, and on 10 September 2012 in the UK. The film is accompanied with an 18-minute short stop motion animated film called So You Want to Be a Pirate!, where The Pirate Captain hosts his own talk show about being a true pirate. The short was also released on DVD on 13 August 2012, exclusively at Tesco stores in the UK. As a promotion for the release of The Pirates!, Sony attached to every DVD and Blu-ray a code to download a LittleBigPlanet 2 minipack of Sackboy clothing that represents 3 of the characters: The Pirate Captain, Cutlass Liz and Black Bellamy. Soundtrack: Film score by Theodore Shapiro: 1. "I Hate Pirates!" 2:25 2. "Attacking Ships" 2:22 3. "The Competition" 2:18 4. "Not a Total Success" 2:03 5. "The Ascent of Man" 0:38 6. "Masked Monkey Chase" 2:20 7. "Attacking the Beagle" 2:31 8. "Feathery Heart and Soul" 0:43 9. "Fog on the Thames" 1:02 10. "Girl Guides" 2:24 11. "Wait a Mo'!" 5:17 12. "Dreams Turn to Dust" 0:46 13. "The Captain's Dream" 1:33 14. "Baby Clothes" 2:56 15. "The Queen's Lair" 4:28 16. "Market Chase" 1:59 17. "The Dream Fulfilled" 3:23 18. "Panda Face Fritters" 2:51 19. "Poor Defenseless Me" 4:28 20. "Unpardoned" The Making of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!: With Questions and Answers by Hugh Grant. Written by Brian Sibley. Welcome (foreword) from Peter Lord. London, Bloomsbury, November 2012, hardcover $41.99 (144 pages). They couldn’t do anything right, including publishing this book! (Ahem!) Most coffee-table “making of” art books about the production of an animated feature film are timed for publication simultaneously (give or take a few days) with the theatrical release of the film. This book was published closer to the release of the film on DVD, in August in America and in September in Britain. Also, since it is a British book, it uses the film’s British title.
  4. 4. -competitions
  5. 5. The technologies that have been introduced in recent years at the levels of production, distribution, marketing, and exchange Cgi, digital technology, IMAX etc Youtube Film websites, netflix, etc Facebook etc. https://www.facebook.com/jointhepiratecaptain Follow Pete Lord on Twitter http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movieeditors/pirates-adventure-scientists-exclusivefeaturette-181357068.html Captain’s Log Production Blog Canon EOS-1D Mark III you can shoot a lot of green screen stuff, the fact that you can easily extend the sets with CG, the fact that you can put the sea in there and a beautiful wooden boat that, frankly, would never sail in a million years, you can take that and put it into a beautiful CG scene and believe it
  6. 6. Trailers ion youtube
  7. 7. The significance of proliferation in hardware and content in institutions and audiences https://www.facebook.com/jointhepiratecaptain Follow Pete Lord on Twitter http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movieeditors/pirates-adventure-scientists-exclusivefeaturette-181357068.html Captain’s Log Production Blog
  8. 8. The importance of technological convergence for institutions and audiences
  9. 9. The issues raised in the targeting of national and local audiences by international and global institutions International Issues The film was released in North America, Australia and New Zealand as The Pirates! Band of Misfits. The official explanation from Aardman was that Defoe's books don't have "the same following outside of the UK," so it was not necessary to keep the original title. Hugh Grant, the voice of The Pirate Captain, said that the studio "didn't think the Americans would like the longer title." Response from the director of the film, Peter Lord, was that "some people reckoned the UK title wouldn't charm/ amuse / work in the US. Tricky to prove eh?" Quentin Cooper of the BBC analysed the change of the title and listed several theories. One of them is that the British audience is more tolerant for the eccentricity of the British animators. Another is that the film makers did not want to challenge the US viewers who do not accept the theory of evolution. He also developed his own explanation, in which he notes that the word "scientist" is rarely used in the Hollywood films due to it not being "cool," representing "the mad scientist or the dweeby nerd that dress funny, have no social skills, play video games, long for unattainable women. International Casting Differences: Russell Tovey: as Albino Pirate (UK version) Anton Yelchin: as Albino Pirate (US version) Ben Whitehead: as Pirate Who Likes Sunsets and Kittens (UK Version) Al Roker: as Pirate Who Likes Sunsets and Kittens (US Version) These differences in casting are probably down to colloquial accents or preferences and denotations of accents and idioms in different cultures. The film has grossed $123,054,041 worldwide. $26 million came from United Kingdom, $31 million from the United States and Canada, along with around $92 million from other territories, including the UK. This shows that it is likely that more money was made in the UK than anywhere else. Issues with Unique Communities In January 2012, it was reported that the latest trailer of The Pirates! attracted some very negative reactions from the "leprosy community". In the trailer that was released in December, The Pirate Captain lands on a ship demanding gold, but is told by a crew member, "Afraid we don't have any gold old man, this is a leper boat. See," when his arm falls off. Lepa Health in Action and some officials from the World Health Organization, expressed that the joke shows the illness in a derogatory manner, and it "reinforces the misconceptions which leads to stigma and discrimination that prevents people from coming forward for treatment." They demanded an apology and removal of the offending scene, to which Aardman responded: "After reviewing the matter, we decided to change the scene out of respect and sensitivity for those who suffer from leprosy. The last thing anyone intended was to offend anyone...". LHA responded that it was "genuinely delighted that Aardman has decided to amend the film," while the trailer was expected to be pulled down from websites, and the theatrical version of the film has the word "leper" replaced with "plague".
  10. 10. The ways in which your own experiences of media consumption illustrate wider patterns and trends of audience behaviour Cinema?
  11. 11. Canada: 27 April 2012 India: 27 April 2012 USA: 27 April 2012 Australia: 5 April 2012 Kuwait: 5 April 2012 New Zealand: 5 April 2012 Finland: 30 March 2012 Lithuania: 30 March 2012 Norway: 30 March 2012 Sweden: 30 March 2012
  12. 12. • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates!_In_an_Adventure_with_Scienti sts_(film) • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Matter_of_Loaf_and_Death • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardman_Animations • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1430626/companycredits?ref_=tt_dt_co • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1118511/