I'll toss in - the coffin being used as a boat in Pirates 2 was ripped off -- BY ME! I was actually helping Terry with scenes when he was working back through the script and I suggested taking the coffin scene not from Monkey Island (which I promise I'd never heard mentioned while he and Ted were working on the film) but from a Japanese Anime short series called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. When I showed the series to Terry he fell in love with it and nicked the image of the coffin canoe from it --
The Lion King / Kimba the White Lion rip off comparison is one of my favorites. Its always annoyed the crap out of me Disney refuses to admit any similarities.
"I'd say twenty guns; some on the surface, some on the tower."
Raise your hand if you know what I'm talking about...
Isn't that "The Dam Busters"?
And that Carpenter guy totally ripped off that "Thing" movie he made. Same goes for Croneberg with his "Fly" film. :lol
Exactly. Lifted almost word for word. Hard to call it simply homage...
And that's not all...
Kenobi's dialogue at the wrecked sand crawler (about sand people riding in single file) is likewsie a near-carbon-copy of dialogue from an old film with "Fort Apache" in the tile.
No they didn't. Everyone knows that they are both second adaptations of short written narratives. If anything was even remotely ripped off, the novella Who Goes There? was the only thing, and it only ripped off the concept of the Antarctic setting and something dangerous being found under the ice from H.P. Lovecraft's In the Mountains of Madness (and that's as far as the similarity goes). Adaptions are adaptations.
I'm pretty certain it was this web site that mentioned to two "similarities" I've touched:
Star Wars Origins: How did George Lucas create Star Wars?
Though I cannot today find reference to the Fort Apache one.