ABC Family Acquires Network Television Premiere Rights to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

ABC Family has acquired the Walt Disney Pictures film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, it was announced today by Tom Zappala, executive vice president, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group. The deal gives ABC Family the first-window rights to the network television premiere. The film is slated to premiere on the network in 2013.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is one of this summer’s most highly-anticipated movies,” said Zappala. “Audiences love this franchise the world over for its excitement, charm and all-out sense of good fun. We’re thrilled to add this installment, in addition to the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, to our theatrical slate.”

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Hot Topic Presents ‘Pirates Day’ Event in Hollywood and New Jersey, May 14

In celebration of the upcoming release on May 20th of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the next installment in the hugely popular film franchise, directed by Rob Marshall, Walt Disney Studios announced today special “Pirates Day” fan events, fun-filled celebrations of all things “Pirates,” which will include advance 3D fan screenings of the film. The events will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in and around the Hot Topic stores in Hollywood, Calif., and Paramus, N.J.

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PHOTOS: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ World Premiere at Disneyland (Hi-Res)

Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow) - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' World Premiere at Disneyland, May 7, 2011

Hollywood’s biggest stars came out to the Happiest Place on Earth in full force on May 7 to celebrate the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions and we were there to capture some of the magic taking place around the Disneyland theme park. Thousands of Disneyland guests lined Main Street U.S.A. and the 3,000 foot-long ‘black carpet’  to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars from the film, along with Disney Channel stars, ‘American Idol’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast and alum and many more A-listers from the worlds of film, television and music.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Dozens of Even More New Stills and Behind-the-Scenes Photos

PENÉLOPE CRUZ portrays the beautiful and piratical Angelica, first mate of the Queen Anne's Revenge.Ph: Peter Mountain©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

It must be a day that ends in Y because we have been sent dozens of new beautiful hi-res stills and amazing behind-the-scenes images from the fourth installment of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, On Stranger Tides, which sails into theaters on May 20.

The new stills which feature Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Captain Teague (Keith Richards), Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Scrum (Stephen Graham), Garheng (Yuki Matsuzaki), Salaman (Paul Bazely), Cook (Bronson Webb), Quartermaster (Ian Mercer), Gunner (DeObia Operei), Tamara (Gemma Ward), King George II (Richard Griffiths) and Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally), just to name a few, have been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film below. Please be forewarned that the captions can be highly detailed and may offer some very minor spoilers.

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Australian Authorities Smokin’ Mad Over ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ad

As they say, as long as your name is spelled right, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Walt Disney Studios has posted the following news report on YouTube in which the Melbourne Fire Brigade recently responded to calls about smoke stemming from high atop a billboard advertising Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It turned out to be a false alarm, however, as the reported smoke was the product of intentionally placed fog machines to simulate smoke drifting out of the barrels of the two guns being held by Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Billboard

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Photos: Johnny Depp Screens ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ for Oprah Audience

Oprah audience screening of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' with Johnny Depp

Walt Disney Studios announced that today “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” studio audience in Chicago, IL, enjoyed a surprise visit from actor Johnny Depp, followed by an advance special screening of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in which Depp stars for the fourth time as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow.

The audience members were treated to the ultimate “Harpo Hook-Up” as they were the first moviegoers in the world to view Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, presented in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp was on hand at the movie theatre to greet and welcome the “Oprah” show’s excited fans to the unprecedented event.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ World Premiere Sweepstakes Event Announced

Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up once again to celebrate the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 7, 2011 with the ‘A Pirate’s Life For You’ Sweepstakes.

On Saturday, May 7 from 9 AM – 9 PM PT, Pirates’ fans can help celebrate the May 7 World Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland by connecting nationwide on Mobile, Twitter and SCVNGR to win a trove of treasure, including a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera!

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Clips: ‘The Mutiny’ with Blackbeard and ‘Kings Men’

Blackbeard (Ian McShane) Photo: Peter Mountain ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

As if the first look at Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow’s father, Captain Teague, in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides wasn’t enough news today, we now get treated to our second clip from the upcoming summer blockbuster from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer.

This time around, it’s the film’s introduction of the ruthless Blackbeard, the pirate all pirates fear, portrayed by Ian McShane. Finding himself on board the Queen Anne’s Revenge courtesy of former flame and daughter of Blackbeard, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) decides that the best course of action would be staging a mutiny, a tactic he all too familiar with (albeit generally on the other end). That is, until the Captain decides to weigh in on the matter.

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First Look: Keith Richards as Captain Teague in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

Keith Richards as Captain Teague Ph: Peter Mountain ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Music legend Keith Richards returns in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Captain Teague, the estranged father of Captain Jack Sparrow. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with this first look of Teague in the new film which will be in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011.

We actually have two images of Teague, both of which have been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film below.

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Swarovski Introduces Jewelry Inspired by ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

Following the success of the Spring/Summer 2010 Alice in Wonderland collection, this brand new collection features designs that are closely linked to key characters and icons of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Also included in the collection are carefully crafted replicas of pieces worn by the main characters interpreted by Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp in the movie.

“We had great fun searching for the typical and symbolic codes of the Pirates of the Caribbean‘ universe. Without being clichéd, we looked for a way to interpret symbols and figurative motifs in a modern way that is always the signature of Swarovski collections. The overall twist is a modern ‘rock-inspired,’ edgy collection,” says Nathalie Colin, Swarovski Creative Director.

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