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"You're within half a plank of death, Jim."
"The words 'rum' and 'death' should mean the same thing to you! Do you understand?"

Treasure Island (Остров сокровищ), also known as Return to Treasure Island, is a classic Russian language Soviet Ukrainian two-part comedic Animated Adaptation of the eponymous book by Robert Louis Stevenson, directed by David Cherkasskiy and starring Valery Chiglyayev as Captain Flint/The Narrator, Valery Bessarab as Jim Hawkins, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan as John Silver, Viktor Andriyenko as Captain Smollett and Billy Bones, Evgeny Paperny as Dr. Livesey, Boris Vozniak as Squire Trelawney and Yuri Yakovlev as Ben Gunn.

The first part, titled "The Map of Captain Flint", was aired in 1986, followed by the more refined "The Treasure of Captain Flint" two years later.

Notably, the adaptation remains fairly faithful to the book plot-wise, though Character Exaggeration is applied liberally to most characters.

A videogame concerning the film was released in 2004. It's an adventure game, taking place just after the crew sets off on the Hispanola.

Treasure Island contains examples of...

  • Actor Allusion: Captain Smollett's voice actor, Viktor Adrienko, had previously done the exact same unique speech patterns (over-enunciating the 'p's along with a sort of lisp) for David Cherkassky's previous TV project, Doctor Aybolit, where he played an antagonist crocodile who ate the sun.
  • Adaptational Badass: Played for Laughs.
    • In the book, Jim Hawkins is a classic Kid Hero who got through the whole ordeal only with brains and bravery. Here, simply doing gymnastics every morning made him into a martial arts master with Super-Strength, capable of beating pirates four times his own size to a pulp within seconds. He's also a fan of More Dakka when he has an opportunity.
    • Dr. Livesey, already a Combat Medic in the book, was given Implausible Fencing Powers. During the stockade assault, he's able to defeat three burly pirates Dual Wielding cutlasses at once with a single flimsy rapier used in left hand, while using his right one to casually sniff a flower. He's also given a boisterous personality (complete with swaggering walk and Grin of Supreme Confidence).
    • Captain Smollett is a complete joke, but he's also Made of Iron and shrugs off (literally) being repeatedly crushed by a log wall, faring better than his book counterpart who was wounded during the stockade battle and left on the sidelines for the rest of the story.
    • A minor example: though he is unnamed and has no lines aside of berserker roars, the last pirate killed during stockade assault is implied to be Job Anderson by his role in a fight (a brute who nearly kills Jim and is apparently important enough to be mourned by fellow pirates just like Pew). In the book, Anderson spearheaded the assault and was the one to wound Captain Smollett, but in the end was rather anticlimatically killed by Gray. Here, he is colossal, Nigh-Invulnerable, earth-shaking mountain of a man whom Jim, despite also being this trope, cannot even hurt and has to find a more creative way of defeating him.
  • Adaptational Karma: Silver is captured by the protagonists by the end of the movie, compared to the original story where he escapes (albeit with only a very small fraction of the treasure). Averted in the English dub, which added "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue that says Silver "escaped one night with all the treasure he could carry never to be heard from again", making it closer to the novel.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Squire Trelawny, an experienced adventurer and a crack shot in the book, is reduced to "dumb, greedy, gluttonous, arrogant, cowardly and lazy" Upper-Class Twit who is basically The Load (and would be The Millstone, due to blurting out that they're going on a treasure hunt, if Silver hadn't known it from the start). He does, though, score the most kills during the fort assault, but via trickery - and that's after he mistook a painting on a wall for a window and repeatedly tried to smash it open, until he toppled the entire wall instead, crushing Smollett and ruining the heroes' cover.
    • This version of Billy Bones is tiny compared to most characters (including Jim), less aggressive and overall more pathetic (though also slightly nicer) than his intimidating counterpart in the book. He spends most of his fight with Black Dog running away from him, while in the book it was the other way around.
  • Adapted Out:
    • Trelawny's manservants, as well as Abraham Gray, are never mentioned. Unless you count the two doormen of Trelawny's mansion as the manservants.
    • Jim's mom is mentioned twice but never seen, and he seems to run Admiral Benbow all by himself.
    • Silver's wife is mentioned but not seen in the book, but according to his profile here he's unmarried.
  • Art Shift: The first part includes a few scenes done with paper puppet animation, contrast to the 2-D (and live action segments) everywhere else.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: The movie clearly attributes the majority of pirates' failures to this. In particular, Trelawny disposes of a dozen or more pirates using a plywood cutout of a bar selling fresh "rom" on the edge of a cliff. One of them even lags behind, sees the others all fall off the cliff, but still runs through it anyway.
  • BFG: During the Captain's men escape in a boat, a pirate gunner wields a cannon as a machinegun. See More Dakka entry for more.
  • Badass Boast: It would probably be easier to list the characters that don't have at least cool quip or threat they deliver. Blind Pew threatening Billy Bones while delivering the Black Spot, Captain Smollett showing steel nerves while rejecting Silver's demand for surrender, and of course, John Silver's threat to the barricaded heroes before he leaves.
    John Silver: Then it's time to let the guns do the talking. In an hour, those of you who remain alive while envy, hehe, the dead.
  • BFS: Captain Smollett's cutlass is bigger than himself.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Dr. Livesey, Jim and Trelawny, respectively, in the first part, Smollett, Livesey and Trelawny in the second (Smollett is shorter than Livesey, but even bulkier).
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: Zig-zagged. When Hands throws a knife at Jim, he grabs it by the blade so it would spin and hit point first. Jim ducks and the knife bites into the mast; Jim pulls it out and throws back by the handle, it spins again and bonks Hands between eyes with the handle, but then it falls straight point down and cuts the rope Hands is balancing on, forcing him to grab both loose ends and hold for his dear life while Jim escapes.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Though most of the pirates die a classic Disney Villain Death, there are moments when Jim beats a pirate to a pulp, or when Livesey actually runs two pirates in succession through the stomach with a rapier (onscreen and from his point of view, no less), but no blood is shown. In the latter case, the first pirate simply drops dead while the second one deflates like a punctured balloon.
  • Bottomless Magazines:
    • With flintlock pistols (you know, the ones that have to be reloaded after each shot by hammering powder charge and bullet down the barrel). One pirate manages to shoot one such gun 7 times in a row. And the aforementioned cannon, which is belt-fed from an ammo box that is truly bottomless despite appearing to contain 6 cannonballs at most.
    • Surprisingly, averted with Livesey during the fort assault, who throws his pistols away after each shot.
  • Bullet Catch: In the live action prologue, Flint is initially startled when the pirates that came after him start blasting at him, but as he realizes how bad their aim is, he grows more confident, starts mocking them and catches one bullet in his fingers before throwing it back at one of them and knocking his hat off. Offended, the pirate fires a blunderbuss at Flint, who catches the shot again - but with his teeth, aims carefully and spits it back (using the rolled treasure map as a blowgun, no less) with enough force to blow the pirate's brains out.
  • Captain Obvious: "Obvious" might just be Smollett's middle name. During the boat escape, he turns back, notices the cannon on the deck, and muses:
    Smollett: Left, right, left, right, left, right... Cannon! They're loading the cannon! Why? AH! THEY WILL FIRE! INCREASE THE SPEED! LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT!
  • Cat Scare: A sound-only version. After Jim finds the treasure map, he shuffs his candle and sneaks outside in total darknes, when suddenly a blood-curlding scream is heard, followed by an offended meowing and a sigh of relief, indicating that Jim accidentally stepped onto Bones's cat.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Jim's superhuman karate skills are attributed to doing his morning exercises every day.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Silver occasionally sports a rather creepy one that is so unnaturally wide, it contorts his entire face.
  • Chromosome Casting: Every single character is male. The only times a woman is even mentioned is two offhand mentions of Jim's mother, a brief shot in the middle of the "Song about greed", and in one of the live-action segments, a group of women are shown exercising.
  • Clint Squint: A variation. For some reason, Silver keeps one eye closed for most of the time. It's different eyes in different scenes, and sometimes he's seen switching them. Apparently, the animators tried to emulate an Eyepatch of Power for him without actually giving him another crippling injury.
  • Deadly Dodging: Captain Flint was a master of this. This is how he survived an ambush by his treacherous crew after he buries his treasure, despite being severely outnumbered and outgunned. And he almost survived the second attempt when they came for his map, but unfortunately for him the last man standing here was Billy Bones, who camped for Flint until the others were out of the picture and he had a clear shot of him.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Billy Bones is given a lot of focus in the first act, with Jim Hawkins serving as the deuteragonist right until Billy has been bedridden, giving Jim the task of seeking out the others and sailing for Treasure Island.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Dr. Livesey takes care of a pirate minion by using his rapier to disarm him, then slash his shirt off, then pull off said pirate's mustache causing his beard to fall off as well. The shaven pirate, now only in his pants then comically runs away in shame and explodes.
  • Denser and Wackier: Unlike the other adaptations, this version of Treasure Island is more comical, featuring a lot of cartoony gags and slapstick humour thrown in.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation:
    • After being abandoned by his peers, instead of panicking and getting himself trampled to death, Pew trips and falls headfirst into a barrel, and, after a failed attempt to get up, tumbles over and rolls off a cliff.
    • Bones, again, dies because of rum, but instead of a stroke, it's a heart attack after chugging from a bottle. However, his cat later drinks from the same bottle and drops dead too, indicating that Pew had poisoned the bottle offscreen (or perhaps the rum is simply so badly distilled it's poisonous).
    • Flint himself in the live-action prologue gets gunned down by (animated) Bones, although he gets better.
  • Disney Villain Death: Most pirates, including Pew, go off a cliff into a raging sea.
  • Dub Personality Change:
    • In the original, Livesey has an exuberant personality, with his words always carrying either a tone of joy or confidence and often laughing so hard that he gasps for breath, whereas in the English dub, his delivery is much more reserved, having a more soft-spoken stereotypical posh accent, and he chuckles quietly through his teeth, which makes him come across as sneaky.
    • Captain Smollett had No Indoor Voice and could be bumbling, but he was undeniably courageous, and he did well enough as a captain to rally his allies together. In the English dub, his lines often have a cowardly undertone to them, coming across as him really being afraid of what's happening, but he won't admit it.
  • Everybody Smokes: Pretty much every pirate (except Blind Pew) is shown smoking a pipe at some point, most notably Long John Silver and Billy Bones.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Thanks to Armen Dzhigarkhanyan's gravelly voice, Silver's Badass Boast of how Flint himself was afraid of him sounds very credible. Weirdly, in his first appearance he feigns a friendlier, higher-pitched voice that he never uses again (even before he reveals his hand in the open).
  • Eyepatch of Power: Billy Bones (and his cat) was given one.
  • Forgot About His Powers: For the sake of keeping the plot the same as in the book, by the end of the movie, when Jim encounters Israel Hands and when he is captured by pirates, he conveniently forgets that with his karate training he just could have beaten all the pirates into the ground in seconds. To be fair, the last time he tried, he was completely outclassed by one of them and he was against a drunkard the first time.
  • Funny Bruce Lee Noises: When in his super karate mode, Jim makes these constantly - even as he's simply charging towards the enemy.
  • Gag Nose: Pretty much every character apart from Jim is drawn with comically large noses.
  • Greek Chorus: Live Action Flint and his crew serve as the overseers of the plot, cut away to admonish the characters for their bad habits, and openly talk to the viewer about the goings on.
  • Hey, Catch!: During the stockade assault, Jim's Foe-Tossing Charge is stopped dead by an enormous pirate (easily twice the size of the one he beat in the tavern), who simply shrugs off Jim's karate gimmicks. Jim runs away into the stockade and, while the pirate does his Ominous Walk towards the building, slaps together a rocket out of wood, rum and powder, which he then presents to the pirate. The giant man grabs the "gift" and is promptly carried away into the sea.
  • Immune to Slapstick: Dr. Livesey is pretty much the only character (aside from Ben Gunn who only appears briefly) who has zero physical comedy happen to him. Even Jim gets pranked and manhandled by a drunken pirate (though he slaps the latter in response, and then utterly trounces him in a fight when the bully doesn't know when to quit), and Pew and Silver, intimidating as they are, each get knocked onto the ground by an overly eager subordinate once.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Everyone, both good and bad guys. The pirates probably couldn't hit the side of a ship even if they were inside her hold, and Jim and Livesey, despite being absolute monsters in melee, are just as bad. The only time during the stockade assault when any projectile hits the intended target is when Jim runs out of ammo (after firing enough bullets to cut down several trees), pulls out a blowgun and spits a peach seed right into a pirate's mouth, who then chokes on it.
  • Intimidation Demonstration:
    • In Spy-Glass, a huge pirate tries to bully Jim, gets slapped for it, and goes into fit of rage, knocking down furniture and support beams; when a wooden beam falls on the floor as a result, he picks it, breaks it over his own head, and eats one half before ripping his shirt, revealing gigantic muscles. Jim then beats him down in roughly two seconds.
    • Silver pulls one closer to the end when defending captive Jim from the pirates on the verge of mutiny. As he's challenging those who might oppose him to fight (with the same Badass Boast as in the book), he opens a switchblade (implying that's all he will need against the opponent's cutlass) and sharpens it a bit on the main mutineer's belt while speaking in his usual calm and confident low voice, before abruptly pulling the man closer and cutting his mustache off with one swift motion of a knife. No one dares to accept the challenge - sure, the pirates are dumb, but not suicidal.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Silver's true colors as the leader of the pirates are spoiled here by his Seventeen Moments of Spring-style dossier in the first 15 seconds of his screentime. The twist of Ben Gunn moving the treasure is also revealed far earlier than in the book.
  • Left Stuck After Attack: The drunken fight between Israel Hands and O'Brian starts with them angrily bashing on a table. Hands bashes through the table, and O'Brian uses it to bitch-slap him, only to run away in terror when Hands lifts the table and chases him waving it over his head. He quickly gets stuck in a door and O'Brian again scores some free kicks, until Hands finally breaks the table.
  • The Load: Smollett during the fort battle. He spends the scene stuck in a window frame and doesn't accomplish much other than briefly intimidating one of the pirates.
  • Morality Ballad: The animated movie is peppered with live-action musical numbers where the cast delivers an Aesop in song form, admonishing greed or promoting healthy lifestyles. They were cut from the English dub, though.
  • More Dakka:
    • A particularly hilarious and over-the-top example involving Toon Physics happens when Livesey, Smollett, and Trelawney escape Hispanola by boat. The pirate gunner (who's neither Israel Hands nor O'Brian, since they're assisting him) fires at them from the cannon, but they dodge the ball. The gunner then somehow stuffs several cannonballs into the cannon note  and fires a barrage, but that misses too. Now the gunner's really angry, demands a box of cannonballs chained into an ammo belt, loads that into the cannon, and starts firing it as a machinegun, trailing the boat, all to no avail. The heroes, barely, reach the shore, hide in the old fort, and raise the British flag. This is where the gunner goes completely berserk, picks up the cannon, and sprays wildly all over the island, moving trees like grass and nearly accidentally killing Silver and his team. Eventually both his weapon and himself overheat and become red-hot; afraid that he will set the ship on fire, O'Brian cools him with a bucketful of water, only for the gunner to crumble to dust from rapid temperature decrease.
    • During the stockade assault, Jim fills an entire windowsill with muskets and fires this improvised battery by literally playing it like a piano. Deconstructed, surprisingly, as he runs out of ammo after two or three such volleys and resorts to spitting cherry seeds at the attackers from a blowgun.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Skinny boy Jim Hawkins nonchalantly blocks two wild swings from a pirate whose forearms and fists only are about the same size as Jim's torso, and subsequently pummels him into a broken mess, before punching him through a wall. Subverted later during the island fort assault, where Jim runs into a much, much bigger pirate who just casually shrugs off anything Jim throws at him.
  • Mutual Kill: In both live-action sequences, the majority of pirates attacking Flint for his map end up killing each other: by fighting over the map dropped by Flint in the prologue, and courtesy of Deadly Dodging by Flint in Ben Gunn's flashback.
  • No Indoor Voice: Save for one moment near the end where speaking above a whisper would ruin an ambush, Captain Smollett always speaks (or rather, roars) like a stereotypical Drill Sergeant Nasty.
  • No-Sell:
    • Jim's reaction to a pirate with wrists literally thicker than Jim's entire body throwing a hook at him is to casually circle-block it and the follow-up Karate-style without moving an inch, before beating said pirate into a literally unrecognizable mess.
    • Hovever, it is turned right back at Jim during the stockade assault by a pirate (implied, though not stated, to be the boatswain Job Anderson) who's at least twice as big as the one from above entry. The same Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs that floored the first pirate do little more than knock some dust out of the second's shirt. Once Jim realizes this, the pirate just leans onto his barrel-sized fist with a nonchalant expression, challenging the boy to do his worst. Jim breaks a thick piece of wood over his head (to no avail), then a whole giant tree (with the same result), and then decides to book it.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Captain Flint is portrayed as a real-life human, due to only appearing in live-action segments.
  • Ominous Adversarial Amusement: Subverted with Dr. Livesey, though anyone aware of the original book's plot won't be fooled. Livesey constantly acts helpful and cheery, has an unshakeable Slasher Smile, and punctuates every other word with a series of deep-chested, practically uncontrollable laughs. And that's it. There's no catch to it. He's just a good-hearted Boisterous Bruiser taken up to 11.
  • One-Man Army:
    • Dr. Livesey single-handedly (and with his non-dominant hand no less) defeats a band of pirates with his rapier, not putting as much serious effort as he could have.
    • Jim, at the same time, charges at another band of pirates with his bare hands and, in a span of two seconds, leaves them all Hammered into the Ground. He then runs into the biggest pirate ever who at first gives him trouble, but quickly figures a way to dispose of him as well, ending the entire attack.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Perhaps the only point when Livesey loses his trademark grin is when Trelawny, upon meeting Silver, flat out tells him that they're after Flint's treasures (and that's not long after Livesey warned him against doing exactly that). The doctor gives Jim a very worried look, with "What is this moron doing?!" practically written on his face, before resigning and putting the smile back up again. He does it again when Smollett is talking to John Silver at the fort briefly in one scene.
  • Partially Civilized Animal: Both Billy Bones' and John Silver's pets, a grey one-eyed cat and a classic parrot (not named in the movie) look and act primarily like animals but on occasion display human-like behavior. The cat, at a point, helps Jim on the kitchen, trades looks with him and drinks his owner's rum which proves fatal, as the bottle was likely poisoned. The parrot, at one point, secretly loads two pistols for Silver when the mutiny is apparently imminent, and stands guard by the door with two more (only to get slammed).
  • Perpetual Smiler: Dr. Livesey is a kind and very optimistic man who always has a huge smile on his face and speaks with a heartful laugh. Through he does drop his smile a few times, but only briefly in a few scenes where Long John Silver is involved.
  • Produce Pelting: Blind Pew and Black Dog, pretending to be street musicians, taunt Billy Bones with a song about a boy named Bobby who loved money too much. Bones isn't amused and throws an orange at them, which gets lodged in Black Dog's mouth.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: When a pirate brawler tries to bully Jim at "Spyglass", the boy retaliates with a blistering barrage of punches and kicks to the torso. After roughly two seconds of such pummeling, the pirate silently collapses into broken mess onto the floor, and Jim has to prop him up for a finishing Megaton Punch.
  • Razor-Sharp Hand: Jim discovers that his kung fu doesn't work on a gigantic, hulking pirate. He runs to a tree about a meter in diameter and karate-chops it down, so it falls on the pirate and breaks over his head. The pirate hardly notices this.
  • Recycled Animation: Some of the scenes in the second part, most notably Jim escaping the pirates or the assault on the fort, reuses the animation of characters from the first part (released two years earlier), only with backgrounds changed and Pew replaced with Silver. Sometimes it's played as a Running Gag.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: A distinctive feature of the cartoon was the inclusion of live action "musical pauses" — songs, that were acted out by live actors, that explained, for example, why it is a bad idea to drink alcohol or smoke or why Jim Hawkins defeats all the pirates he meets (because he does exercises every morning). In a few scenes, the 2-D and live action were used together—in the first film's prologue when Billy Bones appears to shoot the pirate portraying Captain Flint and takes his map, once when the pirate acting as Flint lays down the skeleton that points to his treasure, and once when the live action pirates take their final bows (the 2-D pirates can be seen in their hands). INI Entertainment Gruop's dub removes these sequences, and replaces the sequence depicting how Ben Gunn was marooned with a clip montage of John Silver and the pirates set to an original song called "Ben Gunn's Tale".
  • Running Gag:
    • A ceiling beam dropping on someone's head, especially after they slam Admiral Benbow's door.
    • The narrator's character profiles for the major cast always ending, in some way, with "Unmarried". Jim avoids this, as he's just a boy.
    • Smollett running headfirst into a closed door or another obstacle, knocking himself out.
  • Shout-Out: The dossiers that introduce every main character are a reference to the Soviet spy drama Seventeen Moments of Spring, where members of the SS are introduced in the same way.
  • Sneeze of Doom: When Billy Bones sneezes, expect some property damage.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the last shots of the movie, Israel Hands is seen still clinging to the rope holding the masts of the Hispanola together. Amusingly, this is also a subversion of a Death by Adaptation he suffers in the book, since the real, historical Hands actually survived his pirate career, retired and died as a penniless beggar in England. Oddly, Jim still tells Silver that he killed Hands after their initial confrontation.
  • Specs of Awesome: Jim wears glasses in this adaptation and doesn't bother to take them off to give someone a good beating.
  • Speech Impediment: Billy Bones's got a very nasal voice, as he has a permanent cold. Captain Smollett speaks with a spitty lisp. Notably, both of them are voiced by the same actor.
  • Stock Scream: The Tantrum Scream is used in the 1992 dub when a pirate runs away after Dr. Livesey strips him down to his underwear and removes his facial hair.
  • There Was a Door: The fights between Bones and Black Dog, or between O'Brian and Hands, mostly consist of the latter chasing the former around busting down the doors.
  • Toilet Humor: The English dub, made in 1992, occasionally adds fart sound effects during moments when people run into things or step on top of each other.
  • Tombstone Teeth: Dr. Livesey is depicted with long rectangular teeth and is almost-constantly grinning. In several scenes, his mouth doesn't open as he speaks, with him instead moving his lips around his teeth, to an unsettling effect.
  • Too Fast to Stop:
    • When Black Dog smashes the door of Admiral Benbow, inertia carries him over the horizon.
    • Captain Smollett manages to knock himself out by climbing a ladder so fast he flies headfirst into the ceiling.
    • The pirates who fell for Trelawny's cardboard tavern trick and, as a result, literally fell off a cliff.
  • Toon Physics: Used liberally by the characters in some scenes.
    • For instance, it's common for people to pull many different and often bulky objects from their pants or coats.
    • When Black Dog charges at Bones, the latter runs through a door, slams it shut, then grabs the doorway and moves it to the side, so Black Dog runs head-first into the wall.
    • Silver picks a padlock by bending his crutch into the shape of a key.
    • Hands actually murders O'Brian through toon physics. O'Brian hides behind a screen door, but his silhouette is visible. Hands laughs, grabs a rag, and wipes the silhouette off the screen as if it were drawn in chalk. He then opens the door, revealing that this act literally erased O'Brian from existence, leaving only his feet. Hands stomps to scare the feet, and they run away blindly and jump overboard.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Dr. Livesey has a massive torso on much thinner legs.
  • Unsound Effect: Appear rather often, mostly during the fight scenes.
  • Verbal Tic: Captain Smollett overemphasizes the letter "P" in his speech to the point of spraying saliva every time he says it. Likewise, Livesey's dialogue is colored by Trrrilling Rrrs.
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: "Ben Gunn's Tale", a song added to the 1992 dub by INI Entertainment Group, mainly demeans Long John Silver for what he's done to Ben.
    Oh no, it's him again!
    He can't be trusted,
    Pass me a musket
    Oh no, not him again!
    He's the meanest pirate of all!
  • Visual Pun: In the book, Billy Bones has a stroke after his fight with Black Dog. In the movie, they've demolished the place so much that a wooden beam literally strikes Bones over the head after he sneezes.
  • Vocal Dissonance: This version's Black Dog is big, brawny and rude, but speaks in a comically high-pitched voice. In contrast, Billy Bones and Blind Pew are both considerably smaller than him but have much deeper voices.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Blind Pew's dog was never seen again after a musical number he did with Black Dog.
    • In the 1992 English dub, Billy Bones' cat disappears after Jim accidently bumps into it in the dark following Billy's death. The scene that depicts his fate — following Blind Pew's death, the cat finds Billy's body, drinks his rum, and dies — was removed from the dub.
    • Smollett mentions that there are seven men, counting Jim, they can trust - this line, taken from the book, includes three who are Adapted Out, so from then on it's just the four of them with no mention of anyone else.
    • Averted at first with this movie's version of Black Dog who disappeared from the book after his confrontation with Billy Bones, as he appears later as a member of Silver's crew, but with no further lines of dialogue, and it raises the question of why Jim didn't recognize him on the boat and figure something was up even before he overheard the pirates' mutiny. It's eventually played straight as Black Dog eventually stops showing up, and it's possible his appearances as part of the crew were just the animators reusing his character design for an extra.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The English dub ends with a narrated epilogue telling what happened to the surviving characters following the end of the adventure.