Disney's first live action movie. Walt Disney started the project when postwar restrictions stopped him from transferring profits from his cartoons out of the United Kingdom. Rather than set up a new animation studio, he used the profits and existing facilities to produce a conventional film.
One of the first Disney movies to be shown on television, this was first telecast in January 1955, as part of the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) television program. It was the first Disney live-action film to be shown complete on television, in two one-hour installments shown a week apart, rather than having the entire film on a single evening. It was broadcast again in the 1960s, in the same format, after the series had changed its name to "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" and the show had moved to NBC.
Human flesh supposedly tastes like pork and cannibals referred to humans as "long pig" which is why anyone who has practiced cannibalism had the nickname "Long". So "Long John Silver" had, at one time, eaten human flesh.