Blackbeard's Ghost is a 1968 live-action fantasy comedy Disney film starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, and Suzanne Pleshette, directed by Robert Stevenson. It is based upon the novel of the same name written by Ben Stahl and was shot in Walt Disney Studios. The Disney Channel aired this film until the late 1990s. Although the movie was "based" on the book of the same name, like most movies the finished version differed significantly from the source material. In the book, it is two teenagers that find the book that brings the ghost of Blackbeard to Godolphin. Blackbeard is nowhere near as charming as he is when played by Peter Ustinov.