Saturday, April 30, 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass 17 Inch Dolls Revealed

The latest 17 inch Heirloom Collection dolls were revealed and for the second time they focus on a Disney Live Action film. Alice Through the Looking Glass will be released in theaters May 27, 2016 and some of the characters have been recreated into the popular line of Disney 17 inch dolls. Mandarin Outfit Alice, Iracebeth the Red Queen, and Hatter Adventure Hero and Ribbon Fantasy Alice are part of the upcoming releases.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Pin Release - I'm Not Bad. I'm Just Drawn That Way

There's been a new Jessica Rabbit pin released in Disney Parks this month. There haven't been many Jessica pins lately, but this pis happens to be a great one. Jessica is sitting with her arms behind her head, with a banner around her which has her famous quote from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, "I'm Not Bad. I'm Just Drawn That Way." Jessica's dress is glitter filled, and she is sitting next to a pencil and paintbrush (which has some glitter paint on the end). Part of the banner is the bottom layer of the pin, while Jessica is a top layer. As far as I know this is an open edition pin which has turned up in Disneyland and sells for $12.99 each. Thanks to José for helping me track it down and for the photo below.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Custom Jessica Rabbit Figures By Jen Bednarski

In 2015 artist Jen Bednarski continued wowing everyone with her unique and exciting Vinylmation creations. Using the popular Mickey-shaped Vinylmation figure as a base, she would paint, sculpt and reshape it into something completely original. I couldn't rave enough about her work on a Jessica Rabbit Vinylmation last year, capturing the essence and feel of the character so well. Now, there are new figures being made, and the work on them is spectacular!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Now Available: Roger And Jessica Rabbit Disney Cruise Print

Anchors Aweigh! Roger and Jessica Rabbit are now available on Disney Cruises as a print by Don "Ducky" Williams. This art appeared earlier in 2015 aboard the Disney Dream ship as a painting. It features Jessica and Roger dressed in United States Navy uniforms. Jessica is in the middle of a life preserver ring with the Disney Cruise Line logo.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Steven Spielberg And Disney Working Together Again

The big news this week was the announcement of Harrison Ford reprising his role in a fifth installment of Indiana Jones, schedule for release in 2019. The rights to Lucasfilm properties, like Indiana Jones and Star Wars, was bought by Disney in 2012 for a whopping sum of $4.06 billion. Steven Spielberg has signed back on to direct the new movie and there hasn't been much more information past that. The surprise that might be evident to some fans is Spielberg's sudden return to Disney after a long break-up that occurred after making Roger Rabbit.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

J.J. Abrams Almost Worked On A Roger Rabbit Sequel

Director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, happens to have a slight connection to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Abrams recently worked with producer Kathleen Kennedy on the new episode of Star Wars, but she had known of him from many years before.

During the Nerdist Podcast, Abrams discusses how Kathleen Kennedy read about him in the LA Times during a film festival when he was only 16. She called to ask him about repairing 8mm films for Steven Spielberg that he made when he was a kid. He said yes and did the repairs. It would be years later that he eventually met Spielberg.

While the details are scant he does officially say from that point it was "a meeting about a Roger Rabbit sequel."