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Monkey Island ripped off Pirates of the Caribbean!

posted by Thriftweed Fancy Pants on - last edited - Viewed by 5.9K users
Just kidding...:p

I've read here and there on this forum that Pirates of the Caribbean ripped off Monkey Island, but I have yet to hear the whole story on this.

Anybody know?

(Actually, I think I read somewhere that Ron Gilbert was inspired by Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, so maybe Monkey Island wasn't the original...?)
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  • RockNRoll;177972 said:
    PoTC was obviously influenced heavily by Monkey Island. The correlations are everywhere, but one of the most flagrant ones is the skeleton ghost pirates. I mean c'mon. That's not from the ride.
    They have "alive" skeleton pirates in the ride, and they had a "ghost" pirate in the original plans for the POTC ride. Originally you'd see a pile of bones, and the ghost would appear over the bones ala The Haunted Mansion to tell you his tale.
  • That would have been cool. I wonder why they didn't include it?
  • I forget. I think they had the same problems they had when doing the HM's famous "Hat Box Ghost".
  • The new POTC movie is going to be called "on stranger tides"

    NO

    LIE
  • I love the PotC movies and since both those movies and Monkey Island are based on a lot of real world legends and myths surrounding pirates it isn't that strange there are similarities. I really don't believe that was done on purpose.

    Now excuse me while I will actually read the thread and hope I didn't post something somebody already said :P
  • Google trends... Monkey Island is searched nearly as much as PoTC in Norway...

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=pirates+of+the+caribbean%2C+monkey+island&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

    I like to think of them living in the same world as the book on Stranger tides.
  • jack sparrow reminded me of captain dread
  • Original MI was released in 1990 to pc..
    How could it rip any of the movies off?
    Maybe some concepts to the game from the ride but to say it ripped of stranger tides or any of the potc movies in general is fascinating to say the least.
  • Irishmile;357166 said:
    Google trends... Monkey Island is searched nearly as much as PoTC in Norway...
    Makes me proud.
  • Razdin;507046 said:
    Original MI was released in 1990 to pc..
    How could it rip any of the movies off?
    Maybe some concepts to the game from the ride but to say it ripped of stranger tides or any of the potc movies in general is fascinating to say the least.
    First of all, read the first post. The person titled the thread as a joke. :)
    Second, Ron Gilbert has said outright that he ripped off On Stranger Tides while making Monkey Island, and that he took inspiration from the POTC ride too. Thus, it's become a game in the fandom to find the similarities between the POTC movies and the MI games. :D
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