Tuesday, December 29, 2015

ImNotBad.com 2015 Year End Review

This year was the slowest in Jessica Rabbit news in a very long time. Not since the mid 1990's was there so little of Jessica to be seen. The pin selections were slim, and the merchandise even slimmer. To make up for the empty space ImNotBad.com had a Jessica Rabbit Pin of the Day post, revisiting many of the past Jessica Rabbit pins released over the years. With over 600 released to date, there were certainly plenty to choose from. The pins were often themed to the month and can be seen HERE. It was a daunting task searching through my files of pins, art and scans, so in September it was changed over to Pin of the Week.

There was some new artwork that had appeared on the Disney Dream cruise ship which was created by famed Disney Illustrator Don "Ducky" Williams. It features Jessica and Roger dressed in United States Navy uniforms and the cruise line logo in the center.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - New Years Jessica Rabbit

Title: New Years Jessica Rabbit
Released: December 20th 2013 at the Disney Soda Fountain
Price: $12.95
Limited Edition: 400

Jessica is in her signature dress and gloves. Her dress is glitter filled with dark pink. The top hat and noisemaker are glitter gold. She is also wearing a Happy New Year! sash.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Very Happy Holidays
From ImNotBad.com

Monday, December 21, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - A Roger Rabbit Christmas Set

Title: A Roger Rabbit Christmas Set
Released: December 11 2006 on the Disney Shopping website
Price: $120
Limited Edition: 100

Roger and Jessica Rabbit deck the halls and spread holiday cheer in this six-pin set. In the first pin Roger and Jessica exchange a pile of Christmas Gifts. The second pin shows accident-prone Roger tangled in a strand of lights. The third pin has Jessica decorating the Christmas tree, while Roger gets caught up in it. The fourth pin is a serving of Mickey icon cookies made by Jessica. Roger Rabbit is dressed as Santa in the fifth pin. For the last pin, Jessica is caroling while Roger joins the festivities.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Custom Jessica Rabbit Standees By Suspended Animation NY

Suspended Animation has added another amazing custom piece to the wide selection of Jessica Rabbit art. This new standee towers at almost 4 feet tall. Suspended Animation NY has a selection of art that is sure to wow you, and his Jessica pieces are no exception - you can read a review of a standee I got here. It is identical to this new pice except in size. So, if you're looking to go a lot bigger in your Jessica collection, this is what you'll be wanting.

To see the 4 Foot Tall Jessica Rabbit Standee, CLICK HERE

This isn't the only Jessica Rabbit standee available. The Jessica Rabbit pin that every collector was talking about, the Jessica Rabbit Movie Star Jumbo, became the Holy Grail of Jessica pins. Now, here's your chance to own the beautiful design, painstakingly recreated into a 23 inch standee. Jessica Rabbit is in the iconic white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe from The Seven Year Itch, and can now be yours again in a totally new and larger format. There is also a 24" inch glittered standee of Jessica Rabbit's memorable Pleasure Island sign, a Who Framed Roger Rabbit Anniversary piece, Jessica from Roller Coaster Rabbit, and a Jessica Rabbit Trinket Box.

I can say from seeing for myself that the work is fantastic. It's not often something comes along which is a custom art piece of Jessica that looks so amazing. Even if Jessica doesn't happen to be your favorite character, there is a big selection of others you can choose from. Custom orders are also available upon request. These are all perfect for your home, office, as a gift - or for yourself.

Suspend Animation NY offers a large variety of characters on wreaths, trinket boxes, and wall plaques with the likes of Mickey, Minnie, Ariel, Tinker Bell, and Jack Skellington. Each piece is highly detailed and expertly crafted.

To see more by Suspended Animation NY on Etsy - CLICK HERE

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Store 25th Anniversary - Part Three: The Merchandise

The Jessica Rabbit store was not short on the amount of merchandise it offered. Though the building was only a few hundred square feet of shopping space, it was packed with shirts, mugs, jackets, magnets, towels, tote bags, jewelry, and yes... even lingerie. Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a blockbuster movie, it was followed by two short cartoons, with another on the way by the time the Jessica Rabbit store was in place. It would appear there would be plenty of time to capitalize on the character - but unfortunately that time came to a quick and sudden end. There has been little record of Jessica's and the merchandise that was once available, especially since Pleasure Island is now a thing of the past.

Here for the first time is a very exclusive look at the vast selection of merchandise available at Jessica's. We will get inside information about some of the items through artist interviews and even see concept art for merchandise never produced.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Snowman Likeness Set

Title: Snowman Likeness Set
Released: December 24th 2007 on the Disney Shopping website
Price: $129.00
Limited Edition: 100

Even on Christmas Eve Disney Pins were being released back in 2007. This set was rather unique and interesting as it featured the popular characters of pins made out of snow. Mickey Mouse, Cheshire Cat, Stitch, Winnie The Pooh, Jessica Rabbit, and Chip and Dale are all part of the set, made with white fill and silver glitter.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Store 25th Anniversary - Part Two: The Building

Pleasure Island was more than a new location filled with shops and bars, it was actually an entirely new themed area. The island itself had a backstory of once belonging to Merriweather Adam Pleasure, who used the buildings for his seafaring business. After he was lost at sea the island and its buildings sat abandoned until it was discovered by Imagineers. They were determined to bring new life into the old island, and also pay homage to its previous owner. Once restored, the island was bustling again and even had its own mascot, the moon-faced Grand Funmeister. All the buildings had a rustic, industrial look with many of them having metal side paneling, vaulted ceilings and large windows. The Jessica's store was no exception, and seemed to incorporate an older style with that of a modern city building.

Even though the mermaid from Splash didn't get her signature saloon with a tail-swinging neon sign, the idea may have inspired what we know as the Jessica Rabbit store. Let's take a closer look at the area of Pleasure Island where Jessica's was located, the building, brochure maps and what it was like for Jessica Rabbit creator, Gary K. Wolf, to see his character's very own store.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Snowflake Series Jessica Rabbit

Title: Snowflake Series Jessica Rabbit
Released: December 29 2008 on the Disney Shopping website.
Price: $14.95
Limited Edition: 250

Jessica Rabbit is dressed in her winter best, a maroon turtleneck sweater with gloves and a hat. She's surrounded by snowflakes in blue circular trim.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Store 25th Anniversary - Part One: The Beginning

According to the D23 Website, December 15th, 2015 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Jessica's, the Jessica Rabbit store which once stood in the center of Pleasure Island. This store is almost legendary to some people, since its time in Disney History was extremely short. Often confused as merely a lingerie shop, Jessica's was actually full of themed merchandise such as mugs, shirts, statues and accessories. Although Pleasure Island has now converted into Disney Springs, the iconic image of Jessica Rabbit was a mainstay to the West End Stage, greeting guests and providing photo opportunities long after her store had closed. (Press Image left courtesy Disney Vacation Kingdom)

Open from late 1990 to some time in 1992, many people never got the chance to visit The Jessica Rabbit Store. After compiling information these last several years, ImNotBad.com is happy to offer an extensive look at what was - including merchandise photos, concept art and interviews, in a three-part article that will put a spotlight on one of Disney's first character-themed stores.