The sight of pirate Captain Jack Sparrow behind the wheel of his beloved Black Pearl, staring inscrutably ahead as he pursues the next adventure out on the horizon, is one of the most iconic images in recent cinematic memory. The blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean film series, which began with 2003′s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, has swash buckled its way through way through three more installments, hauling in nearly four billion dollars in box office treasure.
D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives features a treasure chest of iconic props from the blockbuster franchise, including the 23-foot-long Black Pearl special effects filming model, used in the first three films in the series—sure to get you yo-ho-ing. The immediately recognizable prop looks more like a seafaring vessel than an example of special-effects wizardry, and features incredible detailing, lashing, and towering mast.
Pirates fans—and who isn’t one?—should know that the Black Pearl is seen alongside the slightly smaller, but equally impressive Endeavour special effects filming model, used in the second and third films in the series.