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Old 01-09-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Blackbeard's Ghost

My friend recently bought the original painting from the movie Blackbeard's Ghost. It's huge, like 80"x 50"

I am trying to find out who did the original painting for the movie. I have been Googling like crazy and can only figure out who did the backdrop paintings and sets but not the Artist of the canvas painting. It seems odd that nobody want's to lay claim to it. Any Help out there?
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If you know someone who has a copy of the movie, check the title credits.

If that's not possible, click on the link below:


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Old 01-11-2005, 08:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I tried that avenue. I found the art director that way but they claim they did not paint the picture onlty the back drops. Thanks for the help though,it was an excellent sugestion

Since I can't attach an image of it, here is a link to the Image.


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Old 01-24-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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Why don't you try calling the Disney Studios in Burbank, CA and see if they'll put you through to the archives? Maybe they can tell you by phone. Seems like the kind of thing they'd be able to find an answer on.

Cool painting. Wish I had one. It's the same as the one that's sticking up out of the pirate's loot bag at the end of POTC in DL.
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I spoke to Kevin Kidney at Disneyland who is a main collectibles designer.
Here is his reply on this subject:
Hi Larry,
I always thought that the Blackbeard painting was done by artist Paul Wenzel.(see bio blurb)

Paul Wenzel: During his 42-year career with the Walt Disney Company, Paul Wenzel created thousands of fine illustrations for motion picture advertising and retail merchandising. His many film-advertising illustrations included posters artwork the Academy Award winner Mary Poppins, first released in 1964. His vibrant portrait of Walt Disney appears on a 1968 U.S. stamp.
I hope this helps
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:12 AM   #6
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I was wondering if someone knew where to purchase the Blackbeard's Ghost portrait, or at least a poster of it, and how much it would cost. It's such a great portrait, I cant imagine them never making a poster out of it. Thanks for your help.
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Mystery Solved

The person the painted the painting was my father, David Jonas. He was also a storyboard artist. He was credited with many other items to do with art work for Disney. Sorry it was not Paul Wetzel.
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