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"I was just blown away by the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, because I felt like I was in a film. Walt Disney and the Imagineers were so brilliant in their creation of the attraction. If somebody told me then that I'd be directing a film of that ride someday, I'd have told them that they'd lost their mind. It's wonderful to come full circle like this."
Rob Marshall[src]

Pirates of the Caribbean is a multi-billion dollar Disney franchise encompassing several Disney Park attractions, a series of films, and spin-off novels as well as numerous video games and other publications. The franchise originated from a theme park attraction, which opened at Disneyland in 1967 as the last Disneyland project overseen by Walt Disney himself. As of August 2006, Pirates of the Caribbean attractions can be found at four Disney theme parks. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies have grossed over $3.72 billion worldwide as of 2011, not counting additional bounty from video, theme-park rides, and other merchandise.

History

Ride

"Pirates has been one of our most successful and most popular attractions in history. It sort of defined what a Disney environmental attraction would be. It was the first one, and it's sort of been the benchmark. Whenever we do anything new, we sort of subconsciously say, 'How's it gonna compare against Pirates?'"
Bruce Gordon[src]

Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark ride at the Walt Disney theme parks. It is one of the most popular and well-loved Disney attractions. This was the last attraction that Walt Disney himself participated in designing; with it opening three months after his death. He was instrumental in bringing this attraction to life, and was involved with the project until the end of his life.

Film series

"Like the original Disneyland 'Pirates of the Caribbean', we've tried to make our movies an "E" ticket attraction which everyone can ride together."
Jerry Bruckheimer[src]

Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of films based on the Disney theme park ride. The films follow the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. They were directed by Gore Verbinski and Rob Marshall, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The films starred Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Kevin R. McNally.

The films started with their first release on the big screen in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. After the unexpected success of the first film, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that a trilogy was in the works. Dead Man's Chest was released three years later in 2006. The sequel proved to be very successful, breaking records worldwide the day of its premiere. The third film in the series, At World's End was released in 2007. A fourth film in the franchise, On Stranger Tides, which was released in 2011 in conventional 2D, and was the first film to be released in IMAX, Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D. A fifth film, subtitled Dead Men Tell No Tales, is currently in development.

Common uses

Disney Rides and Attractions

Movies

Books

Games

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The Curse of the Black Pearl film game soundtrack junior novelization
Dead Man's Chest film game soundtrack junior novelization
At World's End film game soundtrack junior novelization
On Stranger Tides film game soundtrack junior novelization
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Jack Sparrow series Pirates of the Caribbean (game)
Legends of the Brethren Court series The Legend of Jack Sparrow
The Price of Freedom LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
Six Sea Shanties Pirates of the Caribbean Online
The Pirates' Guidelines Armada of the Damned
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