You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween with Blackbeard's Ghost

What could be better for Halloween than ghosts and pirates? How about a ghost who is a pirate, or vice versa? One of the most striking things about Walt Disney's sly-and-spooky comedy Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) is the magnificent painting of Blackbeard (seen below in a still from the film). Many Disney fans are well aware that the full-length portrait (painted by David Jonas) was for a time featured in the climax of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park, but how many folks know that the painting was reproduced on the back cover of the Blackbeard's Ghost coloring book? Looking for a Halloween (or anytime) treat that's not a trick? Check out the article written by me all about Blackbeard's Ghost on the free D23 website. Be sure and read "Blackbeard Haunts Again" written by Jim Fanning.

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