The Pirates of Ben’s Pants is very much a kid’s show, primarily aimed at boys between the ages of 7 to 12. The basic concept being a young boy has a band of pirates that he keeps in his pants (of course).
In days of old, No Beard and his band of ruthless Pirates terrorised the seven seas. Fuelled by greed and the lust for gold they became infamous all over the Globe. So notorious was their reputation, word soon found its way to The Sea Witch. So enamoured was she, of the villainous crew, she cast a spell on them, turning them into wooden figurines. When resurrected to their human form they were bound by the spell to only serve those that kept them, like some motley band of pirate genies.
Fast forward several hundred years. The pirates have long been lost and are now the stuff of legend, until one young lad stumbles upon the find of the century.
As Ben comes to grips with his discovery and his power, he initially becomes swept up in the Pirates enthusiasm for adventure and general naughtiness. However when the escapades inevitably end up badly, he soon realises that using the pirates for the good of others is a much more rewarding prospect.
These fish out of water, once used to terrorising those in their path, are bemused to find themselves in the hands of an 8 year old boy. But bound by the spell they find their usual methods are no longer required and despite their best efforts Ben’s commands somehow get lost in translation.
Meanwhile a certain Sea Witch gets word and The Pirates (and Ben) are once again in her greedy sights.
Still a way to go in terms of development, but I’d really like to know if this show has any potential in your humble opinions. Be honest (and gentle). I’ve had this idea floating around for a while now, and like most ideas I have, I begin to doubt myself and the flame dies out. So its over to you....