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November 9th, 2006 under Animals, Pirates of the Caribbean

Parrots are being invited to audition for a "squawk-on" part in the new Pirates Of The Caribbean film. The successful bird will join Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom on the island of Dominica to shoot the third instalment of the Hollywood hit. And it will act as the official "spokesparrot" for the DVD launch of the second Pirates film, Dead Man’s Chest, later this month. The auditions will be held at Disney’s HQ in Hammersmith, west London, on November 16. They are open to all parrots which can speak and are able to learn a script. A spokesman said: "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a parrot with a big personality. We hope to uncover the next A-list feathered superstar." "The winning parrot will need to have an outgoing personality, remain calm under pressure and have screen presence." "No previous acting or promotional experience is necessary, but those that have worked in film and television before should note that divas and parrots with attitude are not wanted." Promotional duties for the DVD launch will include media interviews, photoshoots and personal appearances. The judging panel will comprise Disney executives, Pirates of the Caribbean animal trainer Mark Harden and parrot expert Peter Bloom. Bloom said: "Most parrots can talk if they are given the right encouragement and I’m sure that there are plenty out there that have a great chance of winning this audition." "Amazon parrots and African Greys are the most talkative, so anyone that owns one has got a great chance." "Although the auditions is reasonably technical, people shouldn’t be put off because if a bird is predisposed to talking then they can learn to say pretty much anything." Harden added: "Obviously speaking is important but, ironically, when on set the most important thing is that the parrot can sit quietly on somebody’s shoulder – in this case a pirate – and not muck around with the character’s hair, hat or earrings." Details of the auditions are available at Parrots unable to attend are invited to submit their screen test via email, DVD or video.

Daily Mail 

That is classic! Love it!!! 


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