The Pirates!

The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists! an animated feature from Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures. We worked with Aardman from start to finish, managing the build and delivering a programme of large scale sets and props, all created inhouse at Cod Steaks. Our facility comes with a talented crew that specialise in set building, model making, paint finishes and all aspects of themed fabrication for animated and live action feature films.

Blood Island is an impressively vast set of a Caribbean port, spanning almost 20 metres. It boasts an array of beautifully crafted buildings, each with its own unique character and exquisite attention to detail.

Our Dickenson London street scenes are rich in texture and full of character and charm, with cobbled streets, grimy alleys, leaking gutters and cracked windows. We also produced Queen Victoria’s palace interior and the ornately carved pirate theatre, a cross between the interior of a galleon and a Victorian music hall.

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"They were our first and only choice for the project. I can’t believe anyone else could have delivered the artistry – and the security that they could match our ambitions."

Peter Lord, Director, The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists!