Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

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Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:06 am

ONBC: How did you decide which of the existing Disney characters from the films to use and which new ones to create? Were any existing characters considered off limits?

Ann: Obviously I wanted to use Barbossa, Pintel, and Ragetti because they had prominent parts in the POTC films, and they provided excellent comic relief. I was told there was no problem using them in Shipwreck Cove during the flashback sequences.

I was told that there was a conflict with using Bootstrap Bill Turner because of his appearance in the Tales of the Brethren Court kids books would pose a conflict. That’s why I had to invent Robby Greene to be Jack’s sidekick for TPOF.

I was also told that I couldn’t use all of the Pirate Lords, because the convocation we saw in AWE was the first time they had all been together in a long time…decades. I was allowed to use three of them besides Teague, the Keeper of the Code. Two of them were mentioned in AWE, and two of them (Don Rafael and Borya) I created myself.

In addition, I was told that I could not use the ex-slave Pirate Lord, “Gentleman Jocard” because of his appearance in the Tales of the Brethren Court kids books.
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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby historicalpassion1 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:42 pm

This does not surprise me as continuity is critical to Disney. At the Disney parks, they take great pains to make sure some kid doesn't see Mickey Mouse...or any character for that matter....in duplicate places that would be illogical. You'd think most people wouldn't bother to notice, or put two-and-two together, but they take no chances. It's all part of the magic.
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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby Jackslady » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:55 pm

I confess I was unaware that some of the characters featured in Disney children's books! The complexities involved are mind-boggling, it would surely be very easy to put a character in and then come across some obscure reason why they couldn't be included?
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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby nebraska » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:13 pm

Agreed! This is my first venture in to extra fiction surrounding the actual movies. It's complicated!

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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby ladylinn » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:30 am

Complicated is certainly the correct word nebraska. How clever you are Ann to work so smoothly around these restrictions. :perplexed: Clever girl!!

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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby Liz » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:26 am

ladylinn wrote: How clever you are Ann to work so smoothly around these restrictions. :perplexed: Clever girl!!

Indeed! I had no idea about such things either. I feel so lucky to get an inside view.
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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby moviemom » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:15 am

Jackslady wrote:I confess I was unaware that some of the characters featured in Disney children's books! The complexities involved are mind-boggling, it would surely be very easy to put a character in and then come across some obscure reason why they couldn't be included?

Me too!

Ann kept it all straight, that's for sure. :cool:
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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #8

Unread postby Theresa » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:27 pm

And now your characters are part of the Pirate story lore, Ann. Pretty darn cool! Wouldn't it be amazing if Jack's lost Zerzuran ring showed up as a plot twist in Pirates 5 (if there is a P5, of course)?


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