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"Ghostly Dan" Original Stop Motion Puppet

Stock #33129

“Fire the long things that go bang!”

A “Ghostly Dan” original stop-motion puppet from Aardman Animation Studio’s 2012 adventure comedy film The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

The Pirate Captain finds himself face-to-face with this ghoulish pirate after storming a ship in an attempt to find gold. The Captain soon realises his mistake, but it’s too late as he learns that not only are the pirates ghosts, but he is standing on a ghost ship, which soon disappears leaving him with rather wet feet! Ghostly Dan’s clothing is foam latex, with his skin, curly brown hair and headscarf made from silicone. His head is resin with plasticine around his pose-able eyes. He features a removable mouthpiece made from ‘Rapid Prototyped’ resin with the handwritten reference ‘DBD’. His skin is silicone, with a small resin skull ring located on his right hand. Dan’s ghostly tail has been crafted from white plasticine, with internal wiring for added eerie movement! His upper body would have been animated by puppeteers via the intricate internal steel armature. Due to the delicate nature of the platicine, there are a small number of dents and slight marks in his plasticine ‘tail’, but he otherwise remains in fantastic production used condition. He is presented here on a custom-made display, and including his stand, measures approximately 43cm (17”) tall with the stand measuring approximately 15.5x14.5cm (6.25x5.75”) around the base.

Materials: Silicon, Foam Latex, Rubber, Plasticine, Ferrous Metals.

Please note: Customers completing a purchase for this artefact, hereby agree that it will not be replicated or used in any other film or television production. These items should be carefully handled and treated with a degree of respect to ensure a long lasting life after their retirement from plundering the high seas!

Item size - 6.69" x 5.91" x 16.93" (17cm x 15cm x 43cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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