A rare and original green electric eel motion puppet from Aardman Animation’s 2012 adventure comedy The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) is determined to win the Pirate of the Year Award and defeat his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek). His quest takes him and his crew from their home on Blood Island, to the streets of Victorian London.
Seen in ‘The Pirates!’ mini-movie, ‘So You Want To Be A Pirate!’, this slimy sea creature assists the Pirate King in his attempt to cure those afflicted with the dreaded ‘Lubbermatosis’ – a disorder that robs pirates of the ability to cry ‘Yarr!’. This eel and others like it use their electricity in order to restore the growl of suffering pirates across the land.
The eel is made from green-painted silicone with internal wiring stretching along the entire body to allow for it to be repositioned by puppeteers. The eel has one eye missing. A small metal rivet can be found on the base of the eel allowing for it to be fixed securely during filming. There are some very minor signs of age and wear, however the puppet remains in very good production-used condition.
Materials: Resin, Silicone, Ferrous Metals.
Item size - 6.3" x 0.79" x 0.39" (16cm x 2cm x 1cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.