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Huffington Post - Harry Potter vets lend their voices to Aardman Animations' "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"

Huffington Post - Harry Potter vets lend their voices to Aardman Animations' "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"

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"Harry Potter vets lend their voices to Aardman Animations' 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' "

It's kind of a weird way for a relationship to start. This great big Irishman falling for a wee small man made out of clay and his silent, long-suffering dog. But to hear Brendan Gleeson tell the tale, that's exactly how he wound up working with Aardman Animations on their latest feature-length production, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

"Have you seen the Wallace and Gromit movies?," Gleeson asked during a recent phone interview. "They're absolutely amazing, don't you think? When I saw those cartoons, like everyone else, I thought that they were funny as hell. But I also admired the wit of the things. The subtle performances that the animators got out of those characters, the attention to detail."


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Which is why -- when Brendan finally got the chance to meet the powers-that-be at Aardman -- he immediately volunteered his services.

"I told them that if they ever wanted me to do the voice of a character in one of their movies, I'm in. I don't even care who the character is, I'll do it," Gleeson laughed. "Which is how I wound up doing the voice of the Pirate with Gout in Band of Misfits."

Now what's intriguing about The Pirates! Band of Misfits is that it's kind of a Harry Potter reunion for Brendan. Given that -- among the well-known British performers who voiced characters for this Sony Pictures Animation release were ...

To learn about which members of the "Harry Potter" cast wound up voicing characters in Sony Pictures Animation's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," either click on the headline above or go to: at happened next: Either click on the title above or go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-hill/harry-potter-pirates_b_1462139.html

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