Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Picture

That's all this post needs, because it's a good one.


I thought this was from Disneyland when I first saw it!  My guess is this photo is from 1985, taken by my Uncle David on his Honeymoon.  I was three at the time, his only nephew and not invited....

Anybody remember this guy?  It looks like the final scene, but I could be wrong.  It's weird because the Audio Animatronics they crank out now move like real people, but I think this guy looks more life like.  Maybe I'm crazy....

Oh, and how many pirates is he sitting on top of?

10 comments:

  1. Donnie - I really don't think this is Disneyland. Could be a local wax museum or something else, but it just does not look like anything from the original attraction.

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  2. He's from the WDW version. My Aunt and Uncle went to WDW for their honeymoon and this was with other POTC pics in their album.

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  3. That makes sense; although kind of odd, since it's such a departure from the original. Cool photo!

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  4. Maybe he was part of the B team..?

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  5. I remember him fondly from the WDW attraction before the Captain Jack overhaul.

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  6. Wow, this is great! There are two pirates under him and if you look just above his hat, you can seen the guard that is tied to a chair with a gag over his mouth! This was the final scene. There was also at least one other pirate that was located a little to the right of these three. Last time I went to WDW, I was surprised to see all this action gone and replaced with only one single figure of Johnny Depp in that huge space. Bad show, Disney!

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  7. I just noticed that the second guard that was tied up and sitting on the floor is also partially visible in this pic (just to the left of the pirate's beard).

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  8. GREAT PIC.

    Sarah is correct. The Jack Sparrow scene replaced this great Marc Davis scene. Although the pile of pirates you see here were much closer to the passing boats than Jack is today. He sits in what was the (old) Treasure Room where the two soldier-looking guys were tied up and and sitting on a chair (a much more memorable piece of the scene, perhaps).

    Magic Kingdom Treasure Room concept art: http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/storage/MK-PIRATES-TREASURE-ROOM.jpg

    I particularly love the shot of the parrot in your photo. This parrot was the same one that appeared outside (barker parrot), then again on the bridge next to the hairy-legged pirate guy, here outside the Treasure Room, then again at unload.

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  9. Re: TokyoMagic: NOT bad show, Disney!

    You, sir, are way too critical and negative!

    Besides, the updates with Jack Sparrow, et al. were very well done and were done very tastefully.

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  10. Anonymous- I think Tokyo's complaint is more about the misuse of space and not with Jack Sparrow himself. The scene used to contain multiple animatronics and is now a lot of dead space with Jack Sparrow in the back room. I'd agree with Tokyo on this one.

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