A popular four-legged friend from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is now available in figure form at the Walt Disney World Resort. We found a Joey Chou-designed Pirates of the Caribbean Prison Dog vinyl figure during a recent trip to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
We found this trinket at Bayview Gifts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The shop is located on the building’s fourth flour.
Pirates of the Caribbean Prison Dog Figure – $24.99
The adorable white dog sits alone on a small boat. One of their ears are pointed straight up and the other is lazily flopped over as they endearingly peer out of their circular black eyes. Gray dots add a color other than black or white to the dog’s body, and they are, of course, holding a yellow key in their mouth.
The sailboat is painted brown to give the appearance of wood. The sail is also a dark brown tone, with burnt orange shapes dispersed throughout meant to give the appearance of holes. It’s held together by yellow rigging.
Joey Chou Merchandise
Joey Chou is an artist and illustrator with a unique visual style who has gained popularity thanks in large part to his work depicting iconic Disney characters. His art has served as the basis of several pieces of Disney merchandise in the past, including clothing, a collaboration with Dooney & Bourke, and a Loungefly backpack the features his depictions of characters found at the Magic Kingdom. Much of Chou’s work that centers around the Magic Kingdom includes his take on the Pirates of the Caribbean prison dog, this figure now giving the illustration a physical form.
The Pirates of the Caribbean prison dog vinyl figure — along with a Cheshire Cat trinket — were available for purchase at the Disneyland Resort in July.
Pirates of the Caribbean Prison Dog
The prison dog is an animatronic that appears, in some capacity, in all versions of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction across Disney’s global parks (their depiction in the Shanghai Disneyland version of the attraction is particularly morbid). The dog appears toward the end of the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom boat rides; they stand just out of reach of a group of eager pirates trapped behind bars, the prisoners trying desperately to trying to goad the dog toward them as the cell’s key dangles from their mouth.
The dog has become a fan favorite since the original attraction’s Disneyland debut in 1967 thanks to their adorable appearance and the humor found in their scene. The prison dog is even a notable part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise; nicknamed “Poochie” in the movies, he appears as a reference to his ride scene in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” before having his role expanded upon in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark boat ride that combines thrilling drops with 18th-century swashbuckling theming and over 100 audio-animatronic figures. Guests traverse through a Caribbean town that’s being invaded by rum-swigging and song-singing pirates only to see them receive their deserved fate at ride’s end.
The attraction opened in Disneyland in 1967 and received an altered adaptation at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in 1971. A near-clone of the Disneyland ride was an opening day attraction at Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, with versions of the attraction also serving as opening day offerings at both Disneyland Paris in 1992 and Shanghai Disneyland in 2016.
The ride even prompted a successful film franchise, with the five-movie series grossing over $650 million worldwide, per BoxOfficeMojo. References to the movies have been added to all versions of the attraction, with the Shanghai Disneyland ride being directly inspired by the films.
Are you going to check out the Pirates of the Caribbean prison dog vinyl figure? Let us know in the comments.