Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Yo Ho!

This be the place, lads!Monday, September 19, 2005
2:44:00 AM MST

Yo Ho!

Arr! I be given to understand that Monday be Talk Like a Pirate Day! Time to pay tribute to the scurvy bilge rats who've been ravaging the same town for nearly 40 years! Aye, I be jabberin' again about

Pirates of the Caribbean!

I'll not talk yer ear off tonight, matey. 'Tis past 2 AM already. So it's a few words per picture afore I be settin' sail fer Slumberland!

Left: Avast! 'Tis the place, me lads, here in New Orleans Square!

Below: I mustn't let this swab near Barbie! He be too much fer landlubber Ken to handle!

This scurvy knave be no landlubbin' Ken!

Marc Davis drew most o' these.

Top: Captain Hook's Chicken of the Sea pirate ship, 1950s Disneyland.
The rest: Marc Davis concept drawings in postcard form, captioned with real pirate doggerel. Arr!

This be one o' the real life pirates Marc Davis researched.

Above: this Marc Davis historical portrait graces a wall, and keeps an eye on unsuspecting tourists.

Below: this dead pirate tells no tales as he guards the cursed treasure!

a pirate and the bewitched treasure

Original art for a custom watch, 2003.

Original art for a custom watch, Main Street USA, 2003.

Yo Ho! Hoist yer colors for the gallants who introduced this scurvy lot to the world:

Walt took a keen interest in the piratesArtist / Imagineer Marc Davis
Artist / Designer / Imagineer Claude Coates
Artist / Sculpter / Imagineer Blaine Gibson
Lyricist / Voice Artist X. Atencio
Composer George Bruns
Voice Artist and Lead Pirate Paul Frees
Vocalist / Voice Artist Thurl Ravenscroft and his crew of Mellomen

and Captain of the lot, who died just before the pirates set sail:
Walt Disney

All art copyright Disney.

Just Pirates of the Caribbean


P.S. And I've not forgotten Jack Sparrow, who came along much later:

Written by mavarin.
This entry has 5 comments:

Hey :)

I was hoping today when I found out what the assignment was that you would do something with the Pirates of the Caribbean! Ahh so very cool, you got to go and see the Pirates at Disneyland not all that long ago. Very cool as usual!

Always, Carly :)
Comment from ondinemonet - 9/20/05 12:21 AM

Shiver me timbers!
Comment from ryanagi - 9/19/05 10:25 AM

Arrrrrrrr....great entry! Love the Depp man.
Comment from alphawoman1 - 9/19/05 5:34 AM

What a great entry.
Comment from rap4143 - 9/19/05 3:47 AM<>

No comments: