Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #43 - Jessica & Roger Pencil Sharpeners

When it comes to Jessica Rabbit merchandise that I have NOT seen - the list is very short. While I certainly have an extensive collection myself, I don't own everything. Until a few days ago I thought I had pretty much seen it all - until I saw the Roger and Jessica Rabbit Pencil Sharpeners from Japan.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

25 Years of The Disney Store

It's hard to believe that exactly 25 years ago today the very first Disney Store opened up in Glendale, California, with a bunch of very nervous Executives waiting to see if people would want to buy Disney merchandise outside the parks in a mall setting. The grand opening was a success and The Disney Store opened in twelve more locations soon after. What began as The Disney Company's idea of a piece of the magic outside the parks, soon changed theme (and ownership) over the years.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Vanity Fair Challenge - Which Toon Is Sexier Than Jessica

**UPDATE** 4/2/12


Vanity Fair asks on their Hollywood Blog, "Is There Any Animated Character That Is Sexier Than Jessica Rabbit?" So, does this mean our favorite toon Diva is in competition for her crown?

Don't let Jessica down! Log on to Vanity Fair and take their March Madness poll to decide for yourself who the better toon is. It appears this will be an ongoing challenge so check back here often.

Vanity Fair Challenge - Final Round

4/2/12 - Jessica Rabbit wins over Pocahontas 62% to 37%!!

Vanity Fair Challenge - Round Three

3/29/12 - Jessica wins over Esmerelda 60% to 39%

Vanity Fair Challenge - Round Two

3/26/12 - Jessica just gets by against Ariel 57% to 42%. It's getting close!

Vanity Fair Challenge - Round One

3/20/12 - Jessica Rabbit wins 64% against Princess Jasmine 35%

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pin Release - Disneyland Train Mystery Pin Set

There seem to be a lot of Mystery Pin sets being released lately. This, of course, makes you want to buy a few more sets to try an get the pin you want. The Disneyland Resort Train Mystery Set. The set comes with two randomly selected pins, so you won't know which pins out of ten possibilities you will get. Each pin is a section of a train based on a section from Disneyland. There was a bigger twist this time, as there are two chaser pins. A "chaser" is an even more rare pin and is usually a surprise until someone finds it. As you can see there are ten pins promoted, the chasers are not - one happens to be a pin of Toontown with Roger and Jessica Rabbit. The sets sell for $19.95 each and limited to 2500.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Angelina As Maleficent

She's been called the human version of Jessica Rabbit - but she is now set to star in Disney's live-action version of Sleeping Beauty, titled Maleficent. Rather than focusing the story on Aurora, this movie will be about one of Disney's most famous villains, Maleficent herself. Jolie is set to play the lead roll and filming, which was long rumored, is now scheduled to begin this summer.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jessica Rabbit Premium Format Delayed Again

The upcoming Jessica Rabbit Premium Format has yet again been pushed back for a later release date. Originally scheduled for release in April, then May, it is now reported to be released in June, according to Sideshow Collectibles website. There is no word on why it is being pushed back so often, but it was scheduled for release during the second quarter of 2012, and if released in June will still make the 2nd Quarter release.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

In The Spotlight - Custom Masks By Denise

If you are looking for custom work, the internet is full of people creating, drawing, painting, and sculpting. When someone has real talent, you can easily spot it. Denise is a prime example of a treasure that you can find out there. She creates custom decorative masks that are unique and stunningly beautiful. Not only does she create one-of-a-kind creations, but she expertly paints various Disney characters like Maleficent, The Evil Queen... and now Jessica Rabbit!
What inspired you to start painting?

I've been an artist my entire life, as long as I can remember...I began in the arts from watching my Dad , who was also an amazing artist/musician. He would draw and paint and I just knew that it was something I had to do as well. I began drawing, then drawing portraits, creating costumes, practicing with 3d mediums such as makeup & clays, which is now one of the most rewarding facets of my career, special fx know, monsters, gore, fantasy, zombies, you name it, I create it...on actual people.