Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean is a Disney media franchise encompassing numerous theme park rides, a series of films, and spin-off novels, as well as a number of related video games and other media publications. The franchise originated with the theme park ride of the same name, which opened at Disneyland in 1967 and was one of the last Disneyland rides overseen by Walt Disney. Disney based the ride on pirate legends, folklore and novels, such as those by Italian writer Emilio Salgari.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Created by
Original workPirates of the Caribbean (1967)
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
Print publications
Films and television
Video game(s)List of video games
Theme park attraction(s)
a Crossover work where characters and settings from this franchise appear.

Pirates of the Caribbean became a media franchise in the 2000s with the release of The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003. The rides can be found at five Disney theme park resorts. The films created by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio have grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide by 2019,[1] putting the film franchise 14th in the list of all-time highest-grossing franchises and film series.

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