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“A Pirate’s Life For Me” Exhibit at D23 Expo!

Jolly Jondee here at Port Royal,

Costumes at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, 2012, photo by the author.

Aarr! The D23 Expo will be coming to the Anaheim Convention Center in July 14 – 16th and one of the showcases is the exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents – A Pirate’s Life for Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs.” Here are some of the Pirates of the Caribbean displays from the Treasures from the Walt Disney Archives exhibit that was at the Ronald Reagan Library in July of 2012. This was years ago and in a space that covered many films so a floor exhibit devoted to pirates is not to be missed!  It covers theme parks, the animated film, Peter Pan (1953), and the 1950 live action film, Treasure Island.  Plus, there is a display from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and the movie will be out soon on May 26th!

The press release is below:

The 12,000-square-foot exhibit, located on the Expo show floor, will honor Disney’s treasured pirates from film, television, and the beloved Disney parks attraction that has thrilled guests from Anaheim to Shanghai. Hundreds of iconic and never-before-seen items will be on display.

Objects featured in the exhibit include Audio-Animatronics® figures from the original Disneyland attraction, a ride vehicle from Peter Pan’s Flight, and artwork and imagery from Treasure Island, Peter Pan, as well as an unproduced Donald Duck animated short, featuring the irascible duck searching for swashbuckler gold. The action-packed film franchise is represented with original costumes worn by the star-studded cast, Davy Jones’ pipe organ, a 23-foot-tall set model of the Black Pearl ship, the Dead Men’s chest, and more original props and set pieces, including items from the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Also on the show floor, the Archives will present “Fantastical Fashions,” a dazzling selection of dresses worn by beloved heroines and sinister villainesses. Costumes from six of Disney’s live-action fantasy films will be showcased including Enchanted (2007), Maleficent (2014), and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

The Dead Man’s Chest and other props at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, 2012, photo by the author.


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