Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean logo.svg
Creator Walt Disney
Original work Disneyland attraction
Print publications
Novels Jack Sparrow
Legends of the Brethren Court
The Price of Freedom
Films and television
Films Film series
Games
Role-playing Disney Universe
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Video games Pirates of the Caribbean video games
Miscellaneous
Theme parks Pirates of the Caribbean
The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

Pirates of the Caribbean is a Walt Disney Company franchise encompassing a series of films, numerous theme park attractions, and spin-off novels as well as numerous video games and other media publications. The franchise originated with the Pirates of the Caribbean theme ride attraction, which opened at Disneyland in 1967, the last Disney theme park attraction overseen by Walt Disney. Disney based the ride on pirate legends and folklore. As of August 2006, Pirates of the Caribbean attractions can be found at four Disney theme parks. Their related films have grossed almost US$ $5.4 billion worldwide as of 2013.[citation needed]

Attractions[edit]

Films[edit]

Original trilogy[edit]

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Stand-alone sequels[edit]

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2016)

Video games[edit]

Books[edit]

Two series of young reader books have been made as prequels to the first film:

In addition there is a novel written for adults:

Adaptations[edit]

Several additional works have been inspired by the original attraction:

  • 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 the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean (especially upon seeing the second movie[3]), although he has said that he mainly got his inspiration from Tim Powers' book On Stranger Tides (which later inspired the fourth film in the franchise). 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 and whose appearance is based on the jail scene from the rides.
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean board game Monopoly is manufactured by USAopoly.
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean version of the board game The Game of Life was developed.
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean version of the board game Battleship 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." [4]
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean multiplayer online game was released by Disney on Oct. 31, 2007.[5]

Characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean slips anchor. Metro.co.uk (2010-11-19). Retrieved on 2011-12-24.
  2. ^ Pirates of the Caribbean: Master of the Seas Review » 148Apps » iPhone and iPod Touch Application Reviews and News. 148Apps (2011-10-31). Retrieved on 2011-12-24.
  3. ^ Ron Gilbert (2006-06-24). "The Monkey Island Movie". Grumpy Gamer. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Team News: Pirates of the Caribbean". Volvo Ocean Race. Retrieved 2006-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online". Disney. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 

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