Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to Begin Shooting in Hawaii This Summer

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POTC4: On Stranger Tides to Hit Theaters May 20, 2011

SAVE THE DATE: Walt Disney Studios has announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is slated to be released on May 20, 2011.

The May 20th slot was previously dominated by Marvel Entertainment’s Thor from Paramount Pictures which was moved ahead in anticipation of reported problems with Sony’s production of Spider-Man 4 (coincidentally, another Marvel property).

One thing is for certain: Disney and Marvel will be seeing a very profitable summer 2011.

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The Dreaded Pirate Sack Sparrow Makes a Splash in LittleBigPlanet December 22

Captain Sack Sparrow. © SonySony and LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule recently made good on a promise from earlier this year by announcing they’ll be launching exclusive Disney-themed downloadable content beginning December 22 with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (there have also been hints of Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles content coming down the pipeline as well.

The Pirates of the Caribbean expansion is being released in conjunction with the ability to introduce water into the game. A premium level kit, available for $5.99 US, includes: water and related gear; 5 POTC-themed levels; a cannibal costume; 4 music tracks; 1 level background; 8 materials; 14 decorations; 27 objects; 133 stickers; and 11 PlayStation trophies.

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TODAY ONLY: Pirates of the Caribbean Jibbitz from Crocs – $.99 Through Link

Jibbitz from CrocsWell shiver me jibbitz! We be knowin’ whatch yer Crocs be needin’, yer very own Pirates of the Caribbean jibbitz. On sale for today only for a mere $.99 each. Why that’s less than a buck an ear (er.. foot)! Be it young Will Turner or the lovely Elizabeth Swann (or both!), let yer puppies pillage in style!


Click here for the savings if ye dare.

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Disney Japan to Bundle DVDs with Mobile-Compatible Flicks on MicroSD

TOKYO (Reuters Life!) – Walt Disney Co’s Japan unit said it would sell movies on flash memory cards as small as a fingernail so that people can watch them on mobile phones and other portable devices.

The movie studio plans to package pre-recorded microSD cards together with DVDs holding the same movie content, allowing customers to watch at home as well as on the go. These cards will be available in November.

Users can watch movies stored on microSD cards on mobile phones capable of showing terrestrial digital broadcasting, and other portable gear such as car navigation systems.

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Disney Interactive Studios Announces ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned’

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BURBANK, Calif. — Live to tell the tale of becoming a notorious pirate captain or suffer a fate of eternal damnation. Disney Interactive Studios today announced the development of Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, an epic, action role-playing game (RPG) from Propaganda Games, Disney’s video game development studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Variety: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Lacks Direction as Gore Jumps Ship

According to a report in Variety, POTC director Gore Verbinksi has given notice that he will not be interested in directing the fabled fourth installment of the Jack Sparrow series. First Keira, now this. Article here.

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