Monday, October 5, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - I Want Candy Series

Title: I Want Candy Series
Released: October 11 2010 on Disney's Website
Price: $14.95
Limited Edition: 250

Jessica is dressed as a Mummy! And she's going door to door, holding a trick-or-treat pumpkin and looking for some candy - candy corn perhaps as she is surrounded by them in a square border around the pin!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pin Preview - Love Letters Monthly Collection

In 2016 Disney will be bringing a new pin collection to the parks. This series will be a Monthly collection of Love Letters. One pin will be released each month and feature a famous Disney Couple. Characters in the series are: Cinderella and Prince Charming, Ariel and Eric, Carl Fredricksen and Ellie, Lady and the Tramp, Naveen and Tiana, Mickey and Minnie, Wall-E and Eve, Donald and Daisy, Jack and Sally, Beast and Belle, Prince Phillip and Aurora, and Roger and Jessica Rabbit. Like most letter pins, this should have two layers. The top flap of the envelope is hinged to open up. The letter portion will be in the back and can be lifted out of the envelope by pulling the flap. Roger is on the left, knelling and swooning over Jessica. She is on the right sending a kiss to him. There is a reel of unraveled film between them. It's hard to read the message inside but it will be printed on and there is a heart below the quote. The pins will also come on special backer cards. There are no details on prices, edition size or release schedule. These photos were taken by Alyssa Creach at the GenEARation D event.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Mickey's All American Pin Quest Jessica

Title: Mickey's All American Pin Quest Jessica Rabbit
Released: July 17 2003 in the Disneyland Resort
Price: $8.50
Limited Edition: 2500

To celebrate Disneyland's Birthday in 2003 a special public pin even was held called Mickey's All American Pin Quest. Postcards for all the lands were given out, each one having a blank outline of a character. Certain shops in Disneyland sold the pin you needed. Jessica Rabbit's pin was sold in the Gag Factory in Toontown. The postcard reads "Greeting's from Mickey's Toontown" at the top. Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman are riding the red trolley. When the pin of Jessica is punched onto the card it looks like she is getting onto the trolley. The back of the card is white with Jessica's shape and the address of where to find the pin.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pin Preview - Seasons Greetings 2015 Mystery Set

After quite a long time, we have a pin preview of something to come this holiday season. The Seasons Greetings 2015 Mystery Set will feature Disney Princesses like Elsa, Belle and Tiana - but also includes Jessica Rabbit. There is no word on how many characters will be in the set, but the front package does state that there are chaser pins, so there's no telling yet which characters will be included. All the pins are shaped like a different snowflake, each other filled with a different glitter color. Jessica's boarder is pink with silver heart shapes. She is in a silver bordered oval in the center. The pose seems to be similar to her Valentine's Day 2005 pin. There's no word on price or edition size, but it is marked as Limited Edition. Thanks to José for spotting this on the GenEARationD Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Disney Doll Release Schedule

It's dollMAGEDDON season, and this year the schedule is overflowing with new Disney doll releases. Always hoping there will be a new Jessica Rabbit doll on the way, I've been keeping tabs on what's coming out since the first Designer Collection was released in 2011. During all this reporting I've managed to buy a few things over the years myself, but sadly it appears we won't see a Jessica doll in 2015. There is, however, a new collection which could be promising in the future. The new Designer Collection has seen the release of shirts, mugs, bags and journals - with the dolls soon to come. What else can we expect from Disney, read on...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Hinged Pin Series

Title: Hinged Pin Series Jessica and Baby Herman
Released: December 23 2006 on the Disney Shopping website
Price: $12.95
Limited Edition: 250

Jessica knows a few things about the three R's and is showing Baby Herman how to spell. This hinged pin was part of a series featuring different Disney characters. This pin is a chalkboard shape and writing on the front says "Roger, Jessica" and has a stack of books. This part of the pin can open up on its hinge and revel another layer below which shows Jessica dresses as a teacher and trying to teach Baby Herman. Baby Herman is sitting on the stack of books and is holding his smoking cigar.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Who Is Betsy Brantley - Jessica Rabbit's Mysterious Stand-In

The task of bringing Jessica Rabbit to life was not an easy one. Animators went through several different design variations before they hit upon the final look that ended up on screen. It also took more than one woman to fill her shoes with speaking lines, singing and a stand-in. While we know the speaking voice was famously delivered by Kathleen Turner, and the singing voice from the Ink and Paint club beautifully crooned by Amy Irving, there is little said about the actress who stood in place FOR Jessica during rehearsals and scene preparations, Betsy Brantley. Let's find out more about who she is and how she helped create Jessica Rabbit...