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Ted Elliott (born July 4, 1961) is an American screenwriter and film producer. Along with his writing partner Terry Rossio, Elliott has written some of the most successful American films of the past 30 years, including Aladdin (1992), Shrek (2001) and the Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003-11).

Ted Elliott
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Born (1961-07-04) July 4, 1961 (age 57)
OccupationFilm writer / Film producer

In 2004, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America; his term on the board ended in 2006. In 2005, Elliott ran for president of the Writers Guild of America, west, but lost to animation writer and historical figurine maker Patric Verrone. Verrone received 1301 votes; Elliott received 591.


Filmography (partial listing)Edit

Year Film Writer Producer Directed by Notes
1989 Little Monsters Yes No Richard Alan Greenberg
1992 Aladdin Yes No Ron Clements
John Musker
1994 The Puppet Masters Yes No Stuart Orme
1998 The Mask of Zorro Yes No Martin Campbell
Godzilla Story No Roland Emmerich
Small Soldiers Yes No Joe Dante
2000 The Road to El Dorado Yes No Don Paul
Bibo Bergeron
Monkey Island film Yes No Cancelled[1]
2001 Shrek Yes Yes Andrew Adamson
Vicky Jenson
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay[2]
Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated- Nebula Award nomination for Best Script
2002 Treasure Planet Story No Ron Clements
John Musker
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl
Yes No Gore Verbinski Nominated- Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated- Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
2004 National Treasure uncredited No Jon Turteltaub
2005 The Legend of Zorro Yes No Martin Campbell
Instant Karma No Yes
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Yes No Gore Verbinski
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Yes No
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Story No Jon Turteltaub
2009 G-Force uncredited associate Hoyt Yeatman
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Yes executive Rob Marshall
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Tales of the Code – Wedlocked
Yes No James Ward Byrkit Short film
2013 The Lone Ranger Yes executive Gore Verbinski Nominated- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay
2021 Untitled Pirates of the Caribbean sixth film Yes No

Other creditsEdit

Year Film Role
1998 Antz Consultant/advisor
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas


  1. ^ Staff (September 2009). "Tails from Monkey Island". Retro Gamer. Imagine Publishing (70): 28–35.
  2. ^ "BAFTA Awards".

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