Ted Elliott

Oscar nominee Ted Elliott has proved to be one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, having penned several acclaimed blockbusters with his writing partner Terry Rossio. In 1989, the duo earned their first ... Read more »
Born: 07/04/1961

Filmography

Writer (25)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 (Movie)

(previous draft) (Screenplay)

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

(Screen Story by) (Story By)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

(Based on characters created by) (Source Material)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

The Legend of Zorro 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

Animation Story By (Story By)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Road to El Dorado 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mask of Zorro 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mask of Zorro 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Puppet Masters 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Monsters 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (5)

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Music (1)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

("Hoist The Colours") (Lyrics)
Other (2)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Antz 1998 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Biography

Oscar nominee Ted Elliott has proved to be one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, having penned several acclaimed blockbusters with his writing partner Terry Rossio. In 1989, the duo earned their first screenwriting credit for "Little Monsters," the monster-under-the-bed buddy-comedy starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel. Though the film was not hugely successful in theaters, the writing team caught the attention of Disney's animation studios and were hired to pen the Arabian Nights tale "Aladdin." Released in 1992, the animated adventure proved to be a critically praised hit, and while Elliott and Rossio went on to experiment with different genres, they often returned to family-friendly adventures--though with varying degrees of success. In 2000, their treasure questing adventure, "The Road to El Dorado," was a box office flop. Their 2001 effort "Shrek," which told the tale of an ogre with a heart of gold, was wildly popular, earning nearly $500 million in gross revenue, attracting fans both young and old, winning numerous accolades including an Oscar nod for the writers and an Oscar win for Best Animated Feature. While the fractured fairy tale also proved to be the start of a "Shrek" franchise, Elliott and Rossio moved on to tales of pirates, penning Disney's high seas adventure "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." This too proved successful and has led to a string of sequels penned by the pair. Looking to give back, the widely regarded screenwriters founded a website to help struggling writers: Wordplayer.com.

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