I adore this movie but I adore the way it was made even more. They recorded the goddamn voices for the goddamn characters while doing a dress rehearsal on partially built sets!? Are you freakin’ kidding me? That is the best idea for dialogue recording I’ve ever heard. The results are absolutely spectacular. I would seriously watch an entire film of the actors doing their thing live action style, but the animators were so good they’ve made that mostly redundant.
Johnny says of the process, “It’s like being on Hee Haw or The Carol Burnett Show.” Best idea ever. Gore Verbinski has yet again proven why he’s sorely missed on the Pirates series and also why he should never go back.