Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Official Photos Released: Captain Jack Sparrow & Captain Barbossa!

Official photos have just been released for Captain Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow! Both sculptures were unveiled as part of the Pirates of the Caribbean Adventures on the 7 Seas Lagoon Event held May, 2007 at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort.

Captain Barbossa ("Black-hearted Brigand) is the Winter Premiere Event (December 1-2, 2007) Featured Sculpture. A Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 2,500.

Captain Jack Sparrow ("Swashbuckling Scoundrel"), an Open Edition release will be making his Special Advance Debut Dec 1 - 2, 2007 at participating dealers of the Winter Premiere Event, supplies limited.

Each piece can be displayed on its own, or together as a pair. With Pirates plundering the year, a Winter Premiere Event will be held in lieu of the traditional Fall Premiere Event.

Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa are sculpted by Tim Bruckner.


Matthew said...

OMG! These are absolutely fantastic!!

Congratualtions to the sculptor (I'm so sorry, I don't remember who did these)... and to the WDCC!!!

Babette said...

Hi Matthew
It's Tim Bruckner...Don has it on the last line of his blog posting with a link back to his scultpor page.

Matthew said...

Thanks Babette!

I guess I couldn't get past the photo... it was almost hypnotizing! LOL

Sergio said...

Even when I am not fan of POTC I must admit this set looks terrific! Great job!

Herc said...

These sculptures seem so unWDCC like in my opinion, which is not only a good thing for us, but for the sculptors who seem to be pushing the envelope more and more as each year goes by.
I'm absolutely loving these pieces. And from what I saw at GOTL when they were on display, the faces were almost perfect (Geoffrey Rush is dead on and Johnny Depp was almost) and they were just prototypes. There is alot more intricate work on these two. When you see the bases alone, you'll see what I mean, but also in the hands and faces. Here's hoping they do well so we can get Orlando and Kiera to round out the scene as well as the monkey on the treasure chest of coins!!

Babette said...

I like the light shining down on the swords...sort of gives them a lightsaber look! They truly are awesome sculpts in person and the detail is just amazing. And with the new angle on the swords, the overall height will be very tall!!

KingHubert said...

Like Sergio I'm not collecting POTC but these pieces are spectacular. It's a whole new look for WDCC and takes human sculpting at WDCC to a new level. Of course anyone seeing this will have to get both pieces and you obviously need to light it from above. LOL


Dennis said...

These pieces are amazing! Thanks for the updated photos. I envy those that have been able to see in person. I plan on getting both and hope to see more from this film.

Will there be an opening title?

Duckman said...

As Michelle & Jeff have posted, these are truly awesome sculptures. Yes, they're not your standard event sculpture but glad to see that WDCC are taking a risk and giving us what we wouldn't normally expect. Hoping to see more of this in 2008 -- Expect the Unexpected! :)

Both sculptures boast a lot of plussing elements. Captain Barbossa is plussed with 25 different bronze, brass and pewter elements. Jack Sparrow is plussed with 21 different bronze and pewter elements.

At this time, haven't heard if there will be an Opening Title or not.

Brian said...

The statues designs are by Ruben Procopio I believe. He posted sketches on his blog exploring the poses.


Duckman said...

You are correct Brian. Ruben did the concept drawings for both Captain Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow.

It was interesting on his blog seeing the various concept drawings that he had done before they decided on which was going to be used for the final sculptures.

Here is a Direct Link to his blog posting that showed those various concept drawings.

Babette said...

(The statues designs are by Ruben Procopio)

Hi Brian
It would be great if WDCC/Enesco put concept drawing cards in with the Jack and Barbossa sculpts which portray the designs done by Ruben. Similar to the concept design drawings that they include with the membership pieces. Would be a nice way to go from 2D drawing to full 3D sculpt.