Aaarrr! Thar be pirates ahead!
C. Andrew Nelson has teamed up with his good friend Jerry Cornell’s company, Theme Parkology, to create the definitive documentary on the classic Disney theme park attraction Pirates of the Caribbean. Andrew is serving as editor and animator for the project.
“How could I possibly pass up this opportunity,” states Andrew regarding the upcoming DVD release. “I would not have the career that I’ve had in the entertainment industry if it weren’t for Disneyland.” Andrew says that at the tender young age of six he visited Walt Disney’s original theme park in Anaheim, CA for the very first time. It was a life-changing event.
“In a situation like that I think “most six-year-olds would be buying into the magic of it all and gushing over getting to meet Mickey Mouse in person, but not me,” explains Andrew. “Even at that young age I understood that it was purely show, yet what a tremendous show! I was instantly enthralled, and I wanted to know how they did it. Pirates of the Caribbean in particular impressed me. I needed to know how they created all those effects. It was my artistic awakening which lead to me becoming a performer, animator, and VFX artist.”
When Andrew’s good friend Jerry Cornell, who produces documentaries about theme park attractions through his company Theme Parkology, told him about his plans to profile the Pirates ride in an upcoming release and wondered if he would be interested in working on it, Andrew jumped at the chance. “Some projects you just have an instant affinity for and connection with,” Andrew relates, “This was one of those projects. I love what Jerry does with Theme Parkology and having the chance to help him document the E ticket of all E tickets was too good to pass up.”
C. Andrew Nelson and Jerry Cornell hope to premiere portions of Theme Parkology’s Pirates of the Caribbean documentary at this years annual Mouse-Con convention in South San Francisco, CA on November 5th, 2017.