Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Tonner Convention Dress

This Jessica Rabbit Tonner doll was on display at the recent Pure Imagination Tonner Convention in May 2011. The doll is one-of-a-kind and features a stunning new dress with red glittered corset, jeweled adornments, longer gloves, and long red dress lined with white inside. There is no word on who made this, or if it was made by Tonner himself, but this is only a one-of-a-kind. As of now there are no other Tonner outfits for the Jessica Rabbit doll.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Exclusive Jessica Rabbit Artist Interview - Wendy Gell

When looking at the jewelry created by Wendy Gell, I feel that Disney certainly became inspired by her work in more recent years – as proof with their own pavé crystal pins becoming a staple in their Holiday Princess series. Wendy’s sculpted pins were quite different from the flat cloisonné pins we know today, but she was the first to use crystals on Disney character pins – and the first to create a Jessica Rabbit series. She also pioneered the movement of putting characters in different costumes – something that is now very common with modern day pins. What was her experience like working at Disney? Which real-life Princess received a Jessica Rabbit pin? What was Disney’s opinion of the Jessica character? Find out!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #37 - Pressers

The list of quintessential Jessica Rabbit collectibles from 1988 is rather short. There were some shirts, the flexie doll, a PVC figure - and then there were the infamous Jessica Rabbit Pressers. What was so infamous about them? Read on...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Pin News

Finally there are some Jessica Rabbit pins showing up, although their availability is quite limited. First is the Disneyland Paris Jessica Rabbit Jumbo. It was available on their pin trading night at the Hotel Santa Fé on May 27, 2011 and sold for €39.95. It is a limited edition of 400 and there are glitter and glow elements on this pin. It's quite rare and has not shown up much on ebay since its release. There are no measurements for the pin yet but it is noted as being pretty heavy.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Jessica Voted Top Screen Siren

According to The Daily Record in the UK, "Jessica Rabbit has been named the top screen siren - ahead of real-life stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

The red-haired vamp and nightclub jazz singer topped a poll by Lovefilm to mark Marilyn Monroe's 85th birthday.

Jessica featured in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit and was voiced by Kathleen Turner.

Hepburn - star of Breakfast At Tiffany's - was runner-up, while Monroe, who died in 1962, finished third in the list.

Also highly ranked were sex symbols Raquel Welch, famed for her animal skin-clad role in One Million Years BC, and Ursula Andress, who earned notoriety for her white bikini scene in James Bond film Dr No.

Fliss White, marketing executive at online streaming and DVD rental service Lovefilm, said: "On the anniversary of one of cinema's most celebrated stars, it seems only fitting to remember the classic sirens who have lit up our screens over the past century.

"It's really interesting to see that an animated film star topped the list ahead of real-life Hollywood stars like Marilyn herself."

:: Top 10 ::
1. Jessica Rabbit
2. Audrey Hepburn
3. Marilyn Monroe
4. Raquel Welch
5. Ursula Andress
6. Elizabeth Taylor
7. Grace Kelly
8. Rita Hayworth
9. Ingrid Bergman
10. Vivien Leigh

Several sites are reporting on this. It's great to see there are still people out there that love Jessica Rabbit!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Cakes

June 22nd marks the 23rd Anniversary of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It's hard to believe it's been so long since we first saw our favorite cartoon diva on the big screen - so what better way to celebrate than with some Jessica Rabbit cakes! I had a Jessica cake for my birthday way back in 1988. I didn't imagine that I would really find any, but it turns out there there are quite a few Jessica Rabbit cakes out there.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jessica Rabbit on Robot Chicken

The P-P-P-Perfect Crime

While I was never originally a fan of Robot Chicken, their humor has become a lot more based on parodies from many retro shows and movies like He-Man, Strawberry Shortcake, Flintstones, Star Wars - and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Becoming a regular viewer of the show, I hoped there would be at least one Roger and Jessica parody, and finally I happened to catch it on tv. In the Roger Rabbit skit, The P-P-P-Perfect Crime, Jessica and Baby Herman are seen sharing some suggestive conversation - when O.J. Simpson jumps out from the bushes.