By Nicole Nalty
If ye be seekin’ adventure at D23 Expo, don’t miss this year’s exclusive exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents––A Pirate’s Life for Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs.” Located on the Expo show floor, this 12,000-square-foot exhibit will celebrate some of Disney’s most popular pirates with unproduced artwork, attraction vehicles, and Audio-Animatronics® figures, and props and set pieces from the film franchise. The exhibit will be on display throughout D23 Expo, July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
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Unbelievable artwork and imagery
Concept art from Peter Pan, artwork from Treasure Island, and imagery from an unproduced Donald Duck animated short, where we find everyone’s favorite quack-up on a search for pirate’s gold.
Treasures from beloved attractions
An exhibit about Disney’s pirates wouldn’t be complete without the Pirates of the Caribbean! Audio-Animatronics® figures from the original Disneyland attraction will be on display, along with a pirate ship ride vehicle from Peter Pan’s Flight.
Pirate props and set pieces
All five Pirates of the Caribbean films will be represented in the exhibit: original costumes worn by the iconic 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 upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will all be on display.
Elsewhere on the show floor, the Walt Disney Archives will present “Fantastical Fashions,” a selection of dresses worn by heroines and villains in six of Disney’s live-action fantasy films including Enchanted (2007), Maleficent (2014), and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
Stay tuned for more D23 Expo updates!