Failing to learn from the colossal '90s bomb that was Carolco's Cutthroat Island, Disney commissioned another big budget pirate movie in the 2000s. Treasure Planet (2002) ambitiously combined hand-drawn 2D animation with advanced 3D computer graphics and the storyline of children's classic Treasure Island, which was re-written to ditch the pirate galleons and tropical islands for hoverboards and flying ships. The movie took four-and-a-half years to create, with over a thousand people involved in its production. It was bold, it involved a huge amount of effort from a small army of crew members, and it was an utterly insipid idea which made less than a quarter of what it cost to make in the US, losing up to $70 million worldwide. It just goes to show that Johnny Depp is the only one who can get away with this sort of cutthroat caper in a Disney movie nowadays.