Available in the App Store

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Come aboard with a band of pirates who set sail to help their beloved Captain achieve his lifelong dream of becoming Pirate of the Year. The Pirates! Band of Misfits Movie Storybook is a universal entertainment app based on the movie.


The storybook offers the three standard choices for enjoying the adventure; auto play, read to myself and read to me. Text highlighting is not available during the narrated options. Narration of the story is very easy to understand and Hugh Grant is the voice of the pirate captain. For reading the story, we found the font used for the text to be difficult to read; especially for younger readers.

Along the way, kids can watch for eight hidden objects. If all eight are found by the end of the story they will win a Pirate of the Year award. Upon exiting the last page, the one that tells you how many items were found, all of the hidden objects are reset and you will need to start over again. The objects are pretty easy to find, the developers have added graphic details to make them obvious, in most cases. The storybook does not contain interactive objects, only the hidden objects.

Navigation features abound in this storybook; page arrows, page thumbnails, a map of the objects to be found and a home button are easily accessible on every page.

The fantastic high resolution images, realistic sounds and piratey music make the story entertaining.

Piratize Yourself

In addition to the storybook, there is a fun feature where you can take a picture of someone or yourself dressed as a pirate. There are three costume choices to choose from and the photo can then be saved to your Photos library.

Info Menu

The few external links (additional apps) or buttons (e-mail) are tucked away nicely in the information menu. The app does not contain in-app purchases or social media buttons.

Bottom line

Whether or not you’ve seen the movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits Movie Storybook is a great app for kids. Some may find the text difficult to read due to the font used.
Ahoy Matey! Perfect for your little pirate fan and a great way to experience high-res images and original audio from the 3-D animated film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits follows the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted “Pirate Of The Year Award.”

Featuring Auto Play, Read To Me, and Read To Myself narration options, readers will also be in search of eight hidden treasures that they need to collect in order to win the coveted “Pirate of the Year Award.”

Features character audio from Hugh Grant as the Pirate Captain.

Regular price: $2.99