Pirates Seize the Spotlight
Captain Jack Sparrow may be one of the more eccentric pirates to ever sail the sea but he isn’t the only one to be immortalized on the big screen.
Armed with swords and gumption, these seafaring raiders take to the water. In the classic Disney tale, a family heading for a new life in the Americas finds themselves marooned on a deserted island after their ship is attacked by marauders in Swiss Family Robinson. Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular adventure story follows a young boy as he takes up with freebooters and searches for buried gold after becoming the sole heir of a pirate map in Treasure Island. Pirates are aplenty in the animated tales of Peter Pan and Return to Never Land. A live action tale of the famous buccaneer with a missing hand stars Dustin Hoffman as the nefarious leader in Hook. A day at the beach turns into the adventure of a lifetime when a man and his children are forced to escape in their magical flying car after they encounter pirates in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Finding a bottle washed ashore, a child is granted the chance to be a pirate on Blackbeard’s ship in The Boy and the Pirates. Even vegetables take to swashbuckling in the animated movie Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie.