Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Maleficent 17 Inch Doll Revealed

The highly anticipated Sleeping Beauty 17 Inch Heirloom Collection has been revealed - offering one surprise doll. While it was expected Maleficent would be offered in the series, there was still debate if Prince Phillip would be offered. This speculation came after seeing the first male 17 inch doll made last year with Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid. Prince Phillip will be part of the series - as well as Aurora in a blue version of her dress.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pin Release - Imagination Gala Jessica Quote And Surprise Pin

The Imagination Gala Trading Pin Event was held on September 5th through September 7th in Epcot's World ShowPlace. There were two pins released during the event. The first was part of the Most Quotable Quotes Box Set and the other was a surprise release.

For the Box Set pin, Jessica is framed in gold with a purple curtain and a sculpted Figment head at the top. The background will be a pearlized black fill. Under the quarter shot of Jessica will be a film reel with her memorable quote, "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." This is the first ever pin to feature the full quote. A button with this quote was released in 1988. Other pins have a modified version such as, "I'm just drawn to chocolate", and "I just cruise that way." The boxed set also included Ursula, Zurg, Grumpy, Roz, and Lilo and Stitch. The set sold for $109 and is a Limited Edition of 250.

The other pin available at the event was a surprise release. Jessica is posed next to a gold Figment statue from the Imagination Gala event. The statue has a gold glitter fill. Jessica is sitting next to it in the pose from her Pleasure Island sign. The other characters released in the series are Jiminy Cricket, Goofy, Tinker Bell, Orange Bird and Stitch. They are a Limited Edition of 1000.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Flashback Friday - Jessica Rabbit And Mickey Mouse

It was a rare occasion to see any merchandise of Jessica Rabbit and another Disney character - especially Mickey Mouse himself! This women's shirt was a very surprising offering around 2005 from the World Of Disney New York store. Read up on a time when Jessica Rabbit merchandise was starting to be seen a lot more around the parks and stores:

ImNotBad.com - A Jessica Rabbit Site: Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #40 - Jessica and Mickey Shirt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pin Release - 2014 Epcot International Food And Wine Festival Chef Jessica

A new pin was released on Friday, September 19th at the 2014 Epcot International Food And Wine Festival featuring Jessica Rabbit as a chef. It comes on a special large backer card with her recipe for Carrot Cake. Jessica is dressed like a chef with white hat and coat. She's holding a plate of carrot cake (the cake is a PVC element). There is another pin layer below her with the event logo and her quote, "I'll bake you a carrot cake." The lettering was originally shown to be colored red, but appears it was changed to black for the final version for sale. The backer card is a recipe card for Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Cheesecake Icing. The pin is a Limited Edition of 4000 and will sell for $14.95 each. Should this pin still be available after 30 days of release, it can be ordered through Disney Merchandise Guest Services.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Designer Fairytale Collection Released This Week

The Disney Fairytale Designer Collection Series Two includes Tiana and Naveen; Pocahontas and John Smith; Cinderella and Prince Charming; Mulan and Li Shang; and Aurora and Prince Philip. Some of the special detailing to each of the dolls includes embroidered bodices, rhinestone accents, golden buttons and satin gowns with ornate prints. Each doll measures 11.5 inches tall and every couple will come in their special display case, with slip cover and Certificate of Authenticity. They will be a Limited Edition of 6,000 each, the Doll Sets will sell for for $129.95. Each couple set will now be for individual sale starting on Tuesday in Disney Store locations with Tiana and Naveen. The stores get a limited number of the dolls so they have created a lottery system in the past where you can arrive and take a number in hopes it is called - rather than having a mob scene at all hours waiting in line. The next day, Wednesday morning of the 24th, the dolls go on sale on The Disney Store website (at midnight on the west coast and 3 am on the east coast). All five couple sets were sold as a pre-order in limited quantities if anyone wanted the entire series - and they sold out within minutes, as did the Designer Pin Set. Below is the schedule for all five couples:

Designer Fairytale Doll Collection Release Dates – North America and Canada

Tiana Doll Set – available in Stores September 23 | online September 24

Pocahontas Doll Set – available in Stores September 30 | online October 1

Cinderella Doll Set – available in Stores October 7 | online October 8

Mulan Doll Set – available in Stores October 14 | online October 15

Aurora Doll Set – available in Stores October 21 | online October 22

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The First Jessica Rabbit Animation Test

Video has surfaced of a Disney television special from 1983 which features a section on a brand new film in the works at that time, Who Framed Roger Rabbit!. The animators discuss the plot, story and characters for this new film and we are treated to concept art and test animation. This version is a bit different than the one we know, with the character designs for Roger and Jessica Rabbit in their earliest original stages. This version of Jessica is a lot more cartoony, with a distinct early 80's feel. She seems to resemble Lauren Bacall with the attitude of Bette Davis. Her face design is more of a caricature; with harder edges and dramatic lines. Her proportions don't nearly match that which we see in the movie. She is given an ample chest, but isn't as shapely or curvy. She's wearing a dress which does not resemble the one in the movie at all - a tight, long-sleeve, light blue top and full dark blue skirt. In one of her original sketches (below left) she's wearing a turtleneck sweater - a very big difference indeed. We're treated to a more in-depth look at Jessica, and even her first ever test animation.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Flashback Friday - Amblin Entertainment Artist Interview

With Roger and Jessica Rabbit concept art finding it's way to the internet, it appears there is so much more of our favorite characters that we have never seen before. Who Framed Roger Rabbit went through many changes in plot and in character design. Jessica was especially difficult for artists to create, with having many different looks and styles before the got to the big screen. Read this Exclusive ImNotBad.com interview with David Russell, who worked as a concept artist for Steven Spielberg's company Amblin Entertainment. He also worked on other films such as Return of the Jedi, The Chronicles of Narnia, Batman, The Color Purple and X-Men Origins.

ImNotBad.com - A Jessica Rabbit Site: Exclusive Jessica Rabbit Artist Interview - David Russell

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pin Release - Jessica Rabbit DCA Pins Collection Five

A fifth series of Castmember Jessica Rabbit pins was released some time in September 2014. The uniforms she is dressed in consists of Space Mountain, Tomorrowland 1, Tomorrowland 2, Fantasy Faire, Small World, Guest Relations, Emporium, Disneyland Railroad and Market House. The pins are a Limited Edition of 150 and as usual for this set are Walt Disney Imagineer Exclusives and were only sold to Disney employees. The previous set of pins sold for $14.95 each, so these were probably the same.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Once Upon A Time Returns This Month

The summer is over, and the cold might be arriving quicker than you think. One of ABC's breakout shows, One Upon A Time, will be adding the characters from Frozen to the live action fairytale series. While I avoided watching this series at first, it was only in the last few months I began to watch it - and found myself already caught up on all three seasons. It's not a typical fairytale drama - it has the deeper storytelling appeal of Lost combined with the action and colorful theme similar to the Hercules and Xena TV shows.

The series begins with The Evil Queen casting a dark curse on the land and its inhabitants, which actually brings them into the real world and left them forgetting who they really were. The colorful cast of characters do come from Disney's library - such as Aurora and Ariel - while others haven't been featured in Disney movies, like Rumpelstiltskin and Red Riding Hood. They all have a back-story and are fleshed out as real characters with very intricately woven storylines.

The first season dealt with the curse, and finding the savior of the town - which happened to be Snow White's daughter sent to the real world as a baby in hopes of one day breaking the spell. Season two included Wonderland and it's characters, while season three was set in Neverland and also had the likings of the Wicked Witch of the West causing havoc in the town.

The acting, characters and writing are entertaining on many levels and new Disney favorites keep getting added to this magical town. Once Elsa arrives, there's no telling what's going to happen and many people are anxious to find out if she's going to be friend or foe. Once Upon A Time returns on Sunday, September 28th at 8pm on ABC.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jessica Rabbit Style Halloween Costumes

This Halloween, you might want to dress up as Toontown's favorite cartoon diva. Every year people are on the search for the perfect Jessica Rabbit Halloween costume. HalloweenCostumes.com has a stunning Jessica Rabbit-style costume, complete with long red dress and purple gloves - a must have for your Jessica Rabbit look. Take a moment to visit the Halloween Costumes website for tons of costume and accessory selections.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Flashback Friday - The Smallest Jessica Rabbit Figure

Not all Jessica Rabbit statues are big, tall, expensive pieces that you have to handle with white gloves. In the early 2000's Disney started to release small mini-figures of just about every character you could imagine. These tiny figures were similar to Disneykins which had been made in the 1960's. Take a look at this teeny Jessica:

ImNotBad.com - A Jessica Rabbit Site: Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #36 - Collector Pack Figure

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pin Release - Pin Trader Delight Jessica Rabbit 2014

The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Disney Studio Store have released a new batch of Pin Trader Delight characters on Tuesday, September 9th 2014. The set includes Jessica Rabbit, Santa Jack Skellington, Maurice from Beauty and the Beast and The Grand Duke from Cinderella. Jessica and Jack are Limited Editions of 500. Maurice and The Grand Duke are Limited Editions of 300. Jessica is sitting with her dress flowing out under her and both legs showing. She's holding a spoon in one hand and an ice cream sundae in the other. There are small Mickey icons in the ice cream. These pins come with the $14.95 purchase of the Pin Trader Delight ice cream.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Roger And Jessica Rabbit Sketchbook Ornament Rereleased For 2014

The Roger and Jessica Rabbit Sketchbook Ornament from the Disney Store seemed to be a hit last Christmas. The ornament has been rereleased as a 2014 edition on DisneyStore.com. The only difference is there is now a 2014 charm on the ornament rather than 2013. This is a Fully sculptured figural ornament featuring Jessica holding her hubby, Roger. Jessica's dress is fully glittered. This ornament is freestanding so it can be used for your tree, on your desk or a shelf. The gold 2014 and Disney Store logo charm is connected at the top hook and it stands at 4 1/4'' tall. The ornament is designed by artist Steve Thompson and sells for only $12.95 each.

Magic in the details...
  • Fully sculptured figural ornament
  • Hand painted
  • Glittering gown
  • Freestanding for desk or tree display
  • Satin ribbon for hanging
  • 2014 Disney Store logo charm
  • Inspired by Disney Store artist sketchbooks

The bare necessities
  • Resin
  • 4 1/4'' H
  • Imported

Monday, September 8, 2014

Who Framed Roger Rabbit POP Figures Available At Hot Topic

The set of Jessica, Roger, Judge Doom and Smarty Funko POP! Figures are now available to order through HotTopic.com.

They stand at over 3 inches tall and are on sale for $10 each. They should also be carried in stores.

Site Description:
Jessica Rabbit is given a fun, and funky, stylized look as an adorable collectible vinyl figure!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pin Preview - Disney Studio Store Postcard

A new pin set featuring Jessica, Stitch and Russell will be released on a special backer Postcard at the Disney Studio Store Hollywood. The three characters are dressed as tourists and stand in front of the store and the El Capitan Theater. Jessica is carrying a shopping bag, a camera and ice cream. She is dressed in a red short sleeve top and short blue pants. A new community on Facebook called Pinformation took the up-close photo and has a ton more previews that you may want to check out. The Disney Studio Store also shared a picture of more pin offerings to come on their page. They were on display at the Imagination Gala event on September 5th.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Flashback Friday - Who Made The Jessica Rabbit Neon Sign

The Jessica Rabbit neon sign was an iconic part of the Pleasure Island skyline. The sign was originally part of the Jessica's store, which was only open for about a year and a half. The first ever ImNotBad.com interview was with the artist of the sign himself, Mark Marderosian. Not only did he make the art for that sign, he also created art for Jessica Rabbit store merchandise. In an exclusive interview to ImNotBad.com, he shares with us all the secrets of the Jessica's store and even some artwork that had never been seen.

ImNotBad.com - A Jessica Rabbit Site: Exclusive Jessica Rabbit Artist Interview - Mark Marderosian

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Lego Sets - It Could Happen

With so many Lego playsets, it's hard to keep track. They've done everything from Star Wars to Batman, and Lord of the Rings to The Simpsons. They've never made Who Framed Roger Rabbit - but don't you think they should? The Lego Ideas website was launched, offering anyone the chance to make their own kind of Lego set. If the set gets enough votes it goes into review and could be made. The top sets which have reached the vote goal and now in review are Back To The Future, Dr. Who and The Big Bang Theory.

Alex, who has proposed the Who Framed Roger Rabbit Legos, has two different ideas. One is the Acme Factory set. Build the factory from the climactic ending of the movie, complete with mini-figurs of Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, Eddie Valiant and Judge Doom. You can also also build the steamroller that flattens Doom.

The other set includes Benny the Cab and The Toon Patrol. Toontown Escape will feature Eddie, Jessica, Judge Doom and two Weasel mini-figures. You can also build Benny the Cab, The Toon Patrol van and the Toontown tunnel. Both of the sets are shown only in concept format of course, but they are created well enough you can see just how cool a few Roger Rabbit themed Lego sets could look if they were made.

So - it's up to the public to vote. The goal is far off, but it's a reachable one. Below are the links to the projects, you do need to make a username to vote, but it's well worth it:

Support the Who Framed Roger Rabbit Acme Factory Lego Playset - CLICK HERE.

Support the Who Framed Roger Rabbit Toontown Escape Lego Playset - CLICK HERE.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Roller Coaster Jessica Rabbit Standees

Make it blue - or make it pink? This amazing Jessica Rabbit standee from Suspended Animation NY is available in two different colors so you can choose whichever one you like more. The art is based on the Electric Tiki Maquette of Jessica Rabbit's concept costume for Roller Coaster Rabbit. Now you can have a 24 inch standee of this great art. These are hand made and took quite a lot of time and detail to make them perfect. Check them out now!