Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits made the publicity rounds this week. Indiewire talked with director Peter Lord about DreamWorks Animation, Batman, and the allure of Pirates, while SFGate continues with the director on the pirate theme. The Kansas City Star discusses the history of stop motion animation and how Aardman is helping the medium endure. And the Chicago Tribune does a breakdown of one frame from the film.