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Encyclopedia > Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean is a multi-billion dollar Walt Disney franchise encompassing a theme park ride, a series of films and spinoff novels as well as numerous video games and other publications. As of August 2006, Pirates of the Caribbean attractions can be found at four Disney theme parks and their related films have grossed more than US$2.7 billion. Pirates of the Caribbean may refer to: The historical pirates of the Caribbean Sea, see Piracy in the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean, a Disney theme park attraction A movie trilogy based on the theme park attraction, produced by Walt Disney Pictures: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Disney redirects here. ... Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark ride at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ... The Pirates of the Caribbean films are a trilogy of pirate adventure films directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. ... August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ... USD redirects here. ...

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Theme park origins

Pirates of the Caribbean was envisioned in the late 1950s as a walk-through wax museum at Disneyland that would have featured depictions of real pirates in static scenes. Instead, Disney Imagineers utilized the technological breakthroughs achieved in the company's four pavilions at the 1964-65 World's Fair to transform the attraction into a rollicking boat ride through vivid environments filled with fictional Audio-Animatronic pirates sacking a Caribbean seaport. Its theme song, "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)", sets a light-hearted tone for what were seen as violent criminals in reality. Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark ride at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ... A wax figure of Luciano Pavarotti in Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Like the wax museum at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, most wax museums allow visitors to pose for pictures with the figures. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... Pirates may refer to: A group of people committing any of these activities: Piracy at sea or on a river/lake. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed by movie mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ... Audio-Animatronics is the registered trademark for a form of robotics created by Walt Disney Imagineering for shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Yo Ho (A Pirates Life for Me) (1967) is the theme song for the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at Disney theme parks. ...


The last Disney theme park attraction designed with input from Walt Disney, it opened in its original form in New Orleans Square at Disneyland on March 18, 1967. Since then, it has been replicated in different forms at three subsequent Disney theme parks — Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort (December 15, 1973), Tokyo Disneyland (April 15, 1983) and Disneyland Paris (April 12, 1992). For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... New Orleans Square is a themed land exclusively at Disneyland, and is not at any other Disney park. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Disneyland Park is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Films

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

The Pirates of the Caribbean films are a trilogy of pirate adventure films directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ...

Video games

Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

Capcom's Adventures in the Magic Kingdom features a Pirates of the Caribbean stage where the player must save captured villagers from the pirates. Many video games were produced, having inspired by Walt Disneys hit franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is a video game released in 1992 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ...


Eidos Interactive's Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour included a level in which players can race water boats at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World. Eidos Interactive is a publisher of video and computer games with its parent company based in the United Kingdom. ...


Originally entitled Sea Dogs II, Pirates of the Caribbean was released in 2003 by Bethesda Softworks to coincide with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Although it had no relation to the characters,it features the movie's storyline about cursed Aztec gold and undead pirates, it was the first of several games to be inspired by the attraction. Pirates of the Caribbean is a 2003 video game for Xbox and Windows, developed by Akella and published by Bethesda Softworks. ... Bethesda Softworks, LLC, a ZeniMax Media Company, is a developer and publisher of computer and video games. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ...


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow by Bethesda Softworks, had players assuming the role of Captain Jack Sparrow (voiced by Johnny Depp). The game is set prior to the first movie, as players explore the stories that made Captain Jack Sparrow a legend.


Disney later moved to develop Pirates of the Caribbean Multiplayer Mobile for mobile phones and a massively multiplayer online role playing game entitled Pirates of the Caribbean Online, which is currently in BETA testing and will be released in Fall 2007. This article is about the Disney massively multiplayer mobile game. ... An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Sample screenshot from Pirates of the Caribbean Online. ...


Pirates of the Caribbean was also featured in Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts II. The level takes place during the events of the film, with movie characters such as Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, and Captain Barbossa making appearances. The story is modified to fit the Kingdom Hearts II storyline. SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... Jack Sparrow is a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean universe who is portrayed by Johnny Depp. ... Elizabeth Turner (née Swann) is a fictional character in the Walt Disney Pictures Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. ... For other persons named William Turner, see William Turner (disambiguation). ... Captain Barbossa is a fictional character in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, played by Geoffrey Rush. ...


Another video game was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for Game Boy Advance (Nintendo) and a few others. This game is based on Captain Jack Sparrow's misadventures in the pursuit of saving Ria Anasagasti with his ship mate Will Turner.


Another video game, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, was released for the Nintendo DS, Playstation Portable, Game Boy Advance and others.


Another video game entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was released on May 22, and was based on the film of the same name which was released on May 25. It was the first game in the series to be released for a next-gen console.


Adaptations

Several additional works have been inspired by the original attraction:

  • A computer game (by Akella), loosely connected to the plot of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
  • Port Royal, a world based on the Pirates of the Caribbean films, appears in the Square Enix video game Kingdom Hearts II.
  • In 2000, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold, opened at DisneyQuest at Florida's Walt Disney World Resort. The attraction allows up to five players to board a virtual pirate ship and attempt to sink other ships with water cannons.
  • Ron Gilbert often has said that the Monkey Island computer game series was inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (and vice versa he believes, upon seeing the new movie), although he has said that he mainly got his inspiration from Tim Powers' book On Stranger Tides. Within both the film and the Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge adventure game is a key-carrying dog named Walt, whose name is a nod to Walt Disney.
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean special edition of Monopoly is manufactured by USAopoly.
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean version of the board game Battleship (game) is produced by Hasbro under the title of Battleship Command.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean was the name of a team participating in the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race. Their boat was named the "Black Pearl." [1]
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean free massively multiplayer online game was released by Disney on Oct. 31, 2007 [2]

A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Akella is a leading Russian software company specializing in the development, publishing, and distribution of computer games and multimedia products. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... DisneyQuest is an indoor interactive theme park located in Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Ron Gilbert is an American computer game designer, programmer, and producer, best known for his work on several classic LucasArts adventure games, including Maniac Mansion and the first two Monkey Island games. ... The Secret of Monkey Island (SMI) is a well known adventure game that spawned a series of famous and classic comedy adventure games, known as the Monkey Island series as well as making a name for LucasArts (then Lucasfilm Games) as a producer of adventure games, thus the largest competitor... Tim Powers at the Israeli ICon 2005 SF&F Convention Timothy Thomas Powers (born February 29, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... On Stranger Tides (Ace Books, 1987, ISBN 0441626831) is a fantasy novel written by Tim Powers. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Monopoly is the best-selling commercial board game in the world. ... pencil and paper game version The game Battleship is a game played by two people. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Volvo Ocean Race 2005 - 2006 logo Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every four years. ...

See also

This is a complete list of islands and other locations in the Pirates of the Caribbean films series. ...

References

  1. ^ Team News: Pirates of the Caribbean. Volvo Ocean Race. Retrieved on 2006-08-03.
  2. ^ Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online. Disney. Retrieved on 2007-10-31.

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