Monday, January 2, 2012
4049. Pirates of the Carribean Skull
Pirates of the Caribbean is a multi-billion dollar Walt Disney franchise encompassing a series of films, a theme park ride, and spinoff novels as well as numerous video games and other publications. The franchise originates with the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, which opened at Disneyland in 1967, the last Disney theme park attraction overseen by Walt Disney. Disney based the ride on ancient Spanish and Portugese sailing legends and folklore. In turn, the first three movies serve as a reiteration of the legends while the fourth is a new rendition with some artistic license. As of August 2006, Pirates of the Caribbean attractions can be found at four Disney theme parks. Their related films have grossed almost US$4 billion as of 2011.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the first installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, followed by its sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The Curse of the Black Pearl was the first Disney movie to get a PG-13 rating. It was directed by Gore Verbinski, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is about a cursed crew of Pirates attempting to break the curse put upon them, and pirate Jack Sparrow's attempts to get back his ship the Black Pearl.
Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the best-known attractions at Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. It first opened at Disneyland in 1967, was the largest Audio-Animatronic project to date and was the last attraction of which Walt Disney was involved in the design.