To help build excitement for Disney’s big summer tent-pole “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” a special sneak peek is now playing inside One Man’s Dream at the Walt Disney Theaters in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew are… Read More »Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales preview at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
If you squint your eyes you can see the first pic of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted the photo below of what looks to be a couple extras along with… Read More »First pic of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates V
I was on vacation earlier this month and missed the news that Johnny Depp has signed on to return as the Mad Hatter in the Alice in Wonderland Sequel. That the sequel would be made was in little doubt after the original brought in more… Read More »Johnny Depp to Return as Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland Sequel
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, is a walk-through attraction set to officially open on December 6th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Soft openings are currently scheduled to start toward the end of November Walt Disney Imagineering has released a couple sneak… Read More »Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, A Quick Preview
When is an attraction announcement not really an announcement? When it’s published accidentally, that’s when. It’s no secret that the Prince Caspian exhibit has been moved out of its Sound Stage in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There has even been some speculation about what would be going into that space on various fan sites.
Usually those exhibits are ‘sponsored’ by some marketing budget or another from the Walt Disney Studios. Typically the goal is to sell DVDs or build audience affiliation for a sequel. So it was assumed that the next exhibit would be for a movie that had seen some success (which means it has a decent marketing budget) and is likely to have a sequel.
If the first movie that comes to your mind in The Muppets, then let’s say Great Minds Think Alike. Other likely candidates include John Carter or TRON: Legacy. However neither of those have had sequels greenlit. So Muppets it is. It even already has a tie-in with DHS.
The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland has spawned one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. That’s quite a tribute to Walt Disney and the Imagineer team that created the ride. So, how does the fourth movie in the the set measure up? Pretty well, I thought.
A new Director, Rob Marshall, set much of the cast from the first three films on the sidelines and instead focused on Johnny Depp’s character of Captain Jack Sparrow by taking him out of his element for much of the film. That creates much of the films tension while the other characters went around in their sub-plots without many surprises. That’s not to say the performances were bad, they were great, or the writing was stiff, it moved the pace along quite nicely. But it was a different film than the first three. Which, for many, was a good thing.
The best Blu-Ray extra was the commentary from director Rob Marshall and executive producer John DeLuca. I also liked the deleted scenes. If you’re lucky enough to own a 3D TV, then you’ll want to make sure to pick up the Limited Edition version with the 3D.
A new photo and video featuring some intimate behind the scenes moments on the set with Annie Leibovitz and she photographs Patti Smith. This is the same set where Leibovitz captured Johnny Depp portraying Captain Jack Sparrow.
Annie Leibovitz and Disney Parks are back again with more photos from the Dream Portrait series. This time the subject matter is Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth movie in the series. As part of a special layout appearing in May issues… Read More »Annie Leibovitz captures Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow