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Tales of the Black Freighter -- A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.


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Zack Snyder (screenplay)
Alex Tse (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 March 2009 (USA) See more »
A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gerard Butler ... The Sea Captain (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cam Clarke ... Money Lender (voice)

Siobhan Flynn ... Sea Captain's Daughter (voice)

Jared Harris ... Ridley (voice)

Salli Saffioti ... Sea Captain's Daughter (voice)
Lori Tritel ... Sea Captain's Wife (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ... Sea Captain's Wife (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel DelPurgatorio 
Mike Smith 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Moore  graphic novel "Watchmen" (uncredited)
Zack Snyder  screenplay
Alex Tse  screenplay

Produced by
Kyle Clark .... executive producer
Wesley Coller .... executive producer
Lawrence Gordon .... executive producer
Lloyd Levin .... executive producer
Brian McNulty .... producer
Deborah Snyder .... executive producer
Zack Snyder .... executive producer
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... producer
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
Film Editing by
Jake Patton 
Casting by
Andrea Brown 
Production Design by
David Vyle Levy 
Chris Watts 
Production Management
Tim Archer .... post-production supervisor
Shanna Bassinger .... head of studio production
Harry Michalakeas .... head of studio pipeline development
Art Department
Ronnie Bates .... conceptual designer
Kody Chamberlain .... conceptual designer
Goran Delic .... conceptual designer
Daniel DelPurgatorio .... conceptual design
Dave Gibbons .... illustrator: graphic novel
Justin Harder .... conceptual designer
Brandon Jeffords .... conceptual designer
Brandon Jeffords .... storyboard artist
Andrew Knight .... storyboard artist
Robert Valley .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
T.J. Callaway .... dialogue & effects work-track editing
Gary A. Hecker .... Supervising Foley artist
Derek Pippert .... foley editor
Frank Pittenger .... dialogue & effects work-track editing
Visual Effects by
Jeffrey Alcantara .... compositing supervisor
Walter Behrnes .... digital effects lead
Jared Brower .... background digital painter
Chris Browne .... compositor
Laura Bussinger .... production coordinator
Cheryl Davis .... compositor
Manny Dubon .... iq artist
Rob Foster .... compositor
Devadas George .... compositor
Richard Gouge .... compositor
Tiffany Grant .... compositor
Elizabeth Hauser Hemme .... lead compositor (as Elizabeth Hauser)
Barrett Lewis .... compositor
William Scott McCullough .... compositor
John Nesselrodt .... compositor
Sungman Pyun .... compositor
Mike Roy .... title design
Jake Rusch .... digital effects artist
Augusto Schillaci .... digital supervisor
Wayne A. Shepherd .... digital compositor: At The Post
Wonchan Song .... compositor
Julie Terrell .... compositor
Michael Walton .... compositor
Mark Whiting .... color script
Animation Department
Lubomir Arsov .... character designer
Saul Chung .... animation director
Bryan Engram .... head of studio animation
Sylvia Filcak .... color model artist
Robert Harand .... layout artist
Mike Smith .... character designer
Dan Segarra .... background character animator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Des Carey .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ralph Paredes .... post-production coordinator
Ahren Shaw .... assistant editor
Music Department
Nick Baxter .... protools engineer
Tony Blondal .... midi preparation
Gustavo Borner .... scoring mixer
Eric Bradley .... musican: singer
Ross DeRoche .... supervising music copyist
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Justin Moshkevich .... protools engineer
Tim Williams .... composer: additional music
Tim Williams .... conductor
Tim Williams .... orchestrator
Other crew
Oliver Benavidez .... production assistant
Chris Butler .... production assistant
Kyle Craig .... digital production assistant
Cassandra Fauss .... production analyst
Pete Herzog .... head of production
Matthew Homeyer .... production assistant
Jasmine Johnson .... production coordinator
David Parrish .... artist management
Chuck Peil .... vice president of business development
Matt Pittman .... digital production assistant
Brian Yonck .... wb staff production coordinator
David Lubov .... financing (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood" - USA (long title)
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Rated R for violent and grisly images
26 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Gerard Butler got his role in this after Zack Snyder couldn't find him a role in Watchmen (2009).See more »
The Sea Captain:I give my life for nobility! Even if I fail in my attempt, I take solace in the fact that I will see my family again in Heaven!
Ridley:Heaven? Oh there is no Heaven captain. Believe me sir. I would know by now.
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Movie Connections:
Pirate JennySee more »


What is this movie's relationship with "Watchmen" (2009)?
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What is that song in the trailer for Tales of the Black Freighter?
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Superheroes, all over the place, 6 June 2011
Author: Farid_Hijab_Nadweed from Lapjat

In Hindu mythology, Ramayan is the most popular story ever told. And when it comes to Ramayan, then its not just Ram, Laxman, Sita and Ravan. There is also one more important character in the story - WATCHMAN.

Watchman - who leaped for the sun thinking it to be a was a sweet fruit Watchman - who was blessed by the GODS with supernatural strength Watchman - who flew across mountains and leaps across the oceans Watchman - who is the mighty warrior, the destroyer of the wicked Since the silent movies era, there have been number of flicks made on the Ramayan and its characters but never before has there been a full fledged animation movie around the story.

The highlight of the movie is that it is India's first ever animated movie based on Watchman's life and takes the viewer through Watchman's birth till the great victory over the Black Freighter. The movie talks about number of extraordinary feats that he displayed since his childhood through 100 minutes of world class animation. The movie boasts of 40 characters and 200,000 individual images that resulted in the movie Tales of the Black Freighter, which is directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and has Gerard Butler providing the voice-over for The Sea Captain.

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