Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Disney World and Disneyland were well known for their exciting rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and Snow White's Scary Adventure. After the success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Disney was naturally interested in bringing all the familiar characters and hijinks to life in a new ride that would entertain everyone. The ride itself proved to be somewhat of a challenge. Car Toon Spin not only broke ground on being one of few modern "dark-light" rides to the Disneyland park, it also was placed in a section inspired by the Roger Rabbit movie - Toontown! Who came up with the concept for the ride? Why was Jessica Rabbit tied up? Was the ride originally supposed to be two stories tall? Find out in this informative interview with ride designer Marcelo Vignali!
The Roger Rabbit ride has become a staple to the Disneyland park, so we'd love to get to know more about its designer. What was your first published professional artwork?
Thanks for opportunity. My first published artwork? I do believe it was an ink drawing of Cardinal Ratzinger for the National Catholic Register newspaper. I guess both of us were going places -- since he would later become the Pope, I think he faired better than I did.
What was your reaction to the Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie?
There was so much to like, but I was disappointed upon seeing adult humor and sexual vulgarity in the film -- especially since it was marketed for kids. It was a mixed message I found distracting. The movie was good enough, it didn't need to stoop to that level. I remember debating my coworkers at DIC Entertainment (a well known television animation studio where I was working in the late 1980s); needless to say I was the odd man out.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
It's been a while since we had a new Jessica Rabbit t-shirt available. When it comes to Jessica shirts, the wardrobe selection of the past is always something to remembered. With embroidered button-down shirts, and retro-style tees, if a Jessica shirt came out - it was something worth getting! This time around though, it's not our Jessica who does not deliver, it's the Disney quality.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Disney has stated that the wine will only be available for a year - but also there is a strict Limited Edition size of only 3000 bottles. After it is gone, they do not plan on producing any more. The wine will be available on the ship by the glass or by the bottle. Naturally, Jessica would not put her face on just any product! It will sell for $26 a glass, or can be purchased for $118 in the gift shops.