Hasbro Puts New Spin on Classic Board Games for Disney, ‘Cars 2,’ ‘Pirates,’ and More

Parker Brothers has been synonymous with classic board games beloved by families for generations. From Monopoly to Sorry! to Trouble to the (relative) new kid on the block, Trivial Pursuit, and more, no family game night is has been complete without at least one of them.

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Ian McShane Joins Disney in Reveal of LEGO Captain Jack Sparrow Life-Size Statue

John Myhre and Ian McShane check out the life-size LEGO Captain Jack Sparrow

Earlier this evening, Disney Consumer Products debuted new lines of toys from LEGO and JAKKS Pacific for this summer’s blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. Highlights of the event included appearances by production designer John Myhre and Ian McShane who takes on the role of Blackbeard, the pirate all pirates fear.

As part of the event, Disney and LEGO unveiled a six foot tall ‘life-size’ statue of Captain Jack Sparrow, the first of its kind. The highly detailed statue, which includes a removable sword, consists of approximately 150,000 LEGO bricks and took more than 200 man hours to design and build. Approximately 70 of those hours alone were used in the creation of Jack’s head which was all done without the assistance of computers.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’ Featurette: Characters

Captain Jack Sparrow (JOHNNY DEPP) and his old nemesis Captain Barbossa (GEOFFREY RUSH) are thrown together by fate in the search for the Fountain of Youth. Ph: Peter Mountain ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Although due to the amount of new footage, it’s almost more of a trailer than a featurette per se, this look at Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides features producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall as they discuss some of the characters, new and returning, in the sequel.

In the film, slated to be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’ New Stills: Jack and Barbossa Unite

Captain Jack Sparrow (JOHNNY DEPP) and his old nemesis Captain Barbossa (GEOFFREY RUSH) are thrown together by fate in the search for the Fountain of Youth. Ph: Peter Mountain ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions have provided us with two new stills from the upcoming May 20th release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Both, which have been added to the beginning of our gallery pictured below, feature Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow while one pictures Sparrow with his dear frenemy Captain Hector Barbossa as portrayed by Geoffrey Rush.

In the film, Sparrow finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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Photos: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer Event at Disneyland Resort

Group photo at POTC4 Trailer Event at Disneyland Resort

Early this morning, a few hundred very lucky Pirates of the Caribbean fans had the opportunity to congregate at the Disneyland Resort where they were treated to an exclusive ‘Fans First’ first look at the first trailer and sizzle reel for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides in 3D. After checking in for the event, guests were entertained by several area pirates before heading over to the AMC theater where Pirates director Rob Marshall introduced the trailer and footage to the attending crowd.

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First Look: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Teaser PosterHere’s your first look at the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides from Walt Disney Studios while it lasts.

The trailer also features an introduction by Captain Jack Sparrow, the very same that was first shown at San Diego Comic-con earlier this year at the end of the TRON: Legacy panel.

In the film, slated to be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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First Images: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4′ – Six New Hi-Res Stills

Captain Jack (JOHNNY DEPP) and Angelica (PENELOPE CRUZ) make their watery way through the jungle in search of the Fountain of Youth. Ph: Peter Mountain © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has graciously provided us with six brand new stills from the upcoming epic adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. The stills feature Johnny Depp returning as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, Penelope Cruz as Angelica and Ian McShane as Blackbeard.

In the film, slated to be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer to Debut at Exclusive Disneyland Resort Event

Fans will be the first to get an exclusive look at the brand-new trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D on December 13, 2010, at AMC Downtown Disney Theatre 12 in Anaheim, California, as part of an exclusive “Pirates Fans First!” event. “Fans First!” winners will also have the chance on that day to be the first to experience the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that started it all. Fans can enter to win a vacation for four to the event by “Liking” Yahoo! Movies on Facebook or entering the sweepstakes via Disney Movie Rewards. Fans can also gain access to this exclusive event by listening to 102.7 KIIS-FM starting December 6th.

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Sam Claflin’s Prayers Answered as He Joins Cast of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’

Sam Claflin. Photo courtesy Walt Disney StudiosSam Claflin has been selected by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall to star in the key role of Philip, a youthful missionary, in Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth in the blockbuster series of films.  Claflin joins Johnny Depp, returning in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as Astrid Berges-Frisbey and an international cast. The film is slated to open on May 20, 2011.

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French Actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey To Make U.S. Debut in POTC4

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Photo by Carole Bellaiche)Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has been selected by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall to star in the key role of Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid, in Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth in the blockbuster series of films.  Bergès -Frisbey joins Johnny Depp, returning in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow. The film is slated to open on May 20, 2011.

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