Will Turner, R.I.P.

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

BloomPirates.jpgWith Pirates of the Caribbean II still fresh in everybody’s mind and the third one not out before next year there are already rumors floating around about the 4th movie.

No deals are being made yet (Although I think we can be pretty sure of part 4 and more) but the latest rumor was that one of the characters would not survive to play in the second rumored trilogy.

Will Turner, the character played by Orlando Bloom, would not return.

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A Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D contest

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

SkellingtonJack1Disney.jpgIf you’re a big fan of the Tim Burton movie “A Nightmare Before Christmas” and there is some creativity blood running in your veins the following contest might be something for you.

Calling all artists, designers, creative geniuses, film lovers and NIGHTMARE fans! This is your chance to create an original character for Walt Disney Pictures’ holiday classic, TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, making its return to the big screen this month in stunning Disney Digital 3-D. You are free to create the scariest, creepiest, most inspired character you can think of that fits into the world of Tim Burton’s beloved film. Your submission will be judged based on creativity, originality, and the unique features of the character.

The winner will be getting some nice goodies.

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Only good words for Robert Iger

Monday, October 9th, 2006

IgerDisneyComp.jpgIn a article “Quietly Keeping the Spotlight on DisneyRobert Iger is praised from every angle. It seems that Iger is doing a great job in his position as the CEO of the Disney Company we all love, and many people seem to think so according to the article. It talks about his personality….

“Bob is very modest about his abilities and instincts — which in fact are very, very good,” said DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of many Disney leaders who departed after disagreements with Eisner. “He is way less engaged in the trappings and public persona than he is in really providing leadership.”

“Bob is a nice guy,” said Comcast Corp. Chief Operating Officer Stephen Burke, who was president of ABC Broadcasting under Iger. “There’s an old business bromide that if you’re interviewing a guy for a job and he treats the waitress poorly, you shouldn’t hire him. Bob would never treat a waitress poorly.”

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Building The Flying Dutchman: Mega Bloks Style

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

BuildShip1.jpgIf not on the blog or on DLP.Info, not in a Disney park or watching a Disney movie then I am playing with my son Jarod who just had his birthday (14th September) and was able to choose, with all the vouchers he got, this great Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Man’s Chest “The Flying Dutchman” boat from Mega Bloks to build.

We were in for a great afternoon of Disney fun, so here is our “Building” report!

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Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy on DVD

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

PiratesII-imdb.jpgCould you wait until Christmas 2007 before you would by the Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy DVD? That is still a long way away for the Pirates fan! But don’t worry, you can also buy the single or Double Collector’s edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest before the box date.

How many fans will buy the DVD of the second movie and will then again by the trilogy box in 2007? I think many will do so, because let’s be honest… who can wait to own that masterpiece on DVD.

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$1 billion Pirate!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

PiratesMapDisney1.jpgThe pirates are popular and Disney will be very happy about this for sure, especially when they see the $ sign with a big number behind it. With the movie released worldwide the $1 Billion target is getting closer, but will be reached very soon as the latest number is  $963.2 million. Not to bad for a movie filled with naughty people. With figures like that and Johnny Depp already mentioned that he would like to make more pirate movies there is a big chances we will get more after the 3rd one. They would not let a chance like that slip true their fingers… would they?

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” the foreign box office champ for the past eight weekends, has helped Walt Disney Co. pass the $1 billion mark overseas for a 12th consecutive year.

You can find more info on the Reuters site: “Pirates” propels Disney to $1 billion overseas

It’s a Pirates Ship… eh, Car for Captain Jack Sparrow

Monday, August 28th, 2006

PirateCar1.jpgIt will be a little while before we get to see the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie. May 2007 to be specific, but until then we already have some pictures of the new movie to share… it’s Johnny Depp in full costume and his new black pearl on four wheels.

Actually it is a picture taken while Johnny goes to the set for the third movie. Not only does he use a modern car, but also a small transfer boat towards the “real” black pearl at the Disney Studios behind the Hollywood Hills in Burbank.

(source: www.tmz.com)

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 – Pictures and Spoilers

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

PotC-III-1.jpgPirates of the Caribbean 3 will not be out until May 25, 2007 (if they keep this release date) but with the Pirates 2 and 3 filmed at the same time pictures are already floating around the web. One of the pictures was pointed out by Inside the Magic (Podcast Show 69 – A really good Disney podcast). The picture comes from the site Cache Online but seems to be the one distributed on the web the most. On the Inside the Magic Forum they are discussing if this picture is genuine or a fake. If this would be a fake, whoever did the photoshop is very good as it does look very good and very real.

PotC-III-2.jpgPotC-III-3.jpgThe second picture (linked in the same forum) gives us a clearer look of what Jack (Johnny Depp) would be wearing in the third Pirates movie. It seems he likes to dress to the occasion. When looking around the web I found another similar picture on www.jacksparrow.jp, a Japanese website (so I have no idea what they are talking about). Here you can see Jack Sparrow drawing his sword. The pictures seem to be in sequence of each other.

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Japanese Pirates of the Caribbean III poster

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

PiratesIII1.jpgPirates of the Caribbean 3: Uncharted Waters will star one of my all time favorite actors; Chow Yun Fat.

No surprise here when I say I am looking forwards to it (even if I still have to see number 2 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest).

It will still be a little while before we get to see it (Release date is May 25th, 2007) but in Japan there is already a teaser poster.

Do you recognize the skull shown on this teaser poster? Doesn’t look very promising for our beloved pirate Jack Sparrow!

The “new” Pirates at Walt Disney World

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

PiratesInsideMagic1.jpgWalt Disney World’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” new animatronics of Jack Sparrow has found its way to the internet. A soft opening on the 1st of July was enough for the “Inside the Magic” website crew to get a really good video of the ride and the new inhabitants. The video will show you a lot of the new parts of the ride. In case you don’t like spoilers or want to be surprised on your next visit, don’t watch it, but if you can’t wait (like me) click on the link and enjoy the ride, the new faces and some of the new soundtrack….