Back to “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, third installment of the famous saga, and to a small detail that hardly anyone had spotted on the nautical chart studied by Will Turner, at the start of the film.
Like other famous popular culture franchises such as Star Wars, Matrix or Indiana Jones, the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, begun in the early 2000s by director Gore Verbinski, contains several small references, particularly related to the Disney attraction from which it is inspired.
Some easter eggs – such as the scene in which Jack Sparrow tries to coax a dog with a marrowbone to escape from prison – will jump right into the eyes of fans, without them having to make any effort to see them. But others, like the one we’re going to talk about here, are much more complicated to spot, or even downright impossible to find if you don’t know exactly where to look for them.
The hidden detail that will interest us today is at the beginning of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, the third installment of the saga released in 2007. To spot it, you will have to freeze frame at 24 minutes and 16 seconds of the film, very precisely.
After an explosive passage on the side of Singapore, Will Turner, Barbossa and their companions are now on their way to the Lair of Davy Jones in order to find Jack Sparrow there, devoured by the sprawling Kraken at the end of the second film. In hopes of reaching this legendary and secret place, Will consults a nautical chart he got from Sao Feng.
It is precisely this document that you will have to study carefully, like the characters, to find the easter egg!
To the right of your screen, in the sixth circle of the map, just next to Will Turner’s right hand, you will indeed be able to distinguish a very small silhouette of Mickey Mouse, facing a huge tiger. You may need to zoom in and/or increase the brightness of your screen to see better, but this is the famous Disney mascot.
As fans probably know, it’s not uncommon for the most famous mouse in the world to wander around the studio’s productions. In many Disney animated films, you will be able to recognize the three circles that make up his unforgettable face. For example among the subjects of King Triton, in The Little Mermaid, on Fagin’s watch, in Oliver and Company, or even on the queen’s necklace, in Rapunzel.
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