Friday, December 23, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Jessica Rabbit's Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Recipe

Jessica Rabbit has a special Christmas recipe for you this year, her very own Red Velvet Hot Chocolate. All the ingredients you need, along with instructions, were supplied by D23 for their 23 Days of Christmas countdown.

You’ll love this red velvet hot chocolate as much as Roger Rabbit loves Jessica. For more holiday recipes, crafts, and stories, celebrate the season with D23 Days of Christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Officially Added To The National Film Registry

With the sad and unfortunate news that Disney currently has no interest in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and it characters, the Library of Congress has recognized this film for its stunning technological and animation achievements as well as its importance to our culture and history. 25 films are carefully selected each year and 2016 adds Robert Zemeckis' film noir, live-action/animation movie will be preserved by the registry. As stated by the Library of Congress:

"Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names to the National Film Registry 25 motion pictures that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. The films must be at least 10 years old. The Librarian makes the annual registry selections after conferring with the distinguished members of the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) and a cadre of Library specialists."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Princess Leia Elite Series Figures Avaliable

Star Wars continues with its long list of collectibles, but this time it's something we haven't quite seen before. While this new series is called Elite Premium Action Figures, it's the closest there has been to any Star Wars "dolls" that people have bee asking for. Offered in a new scale, with new accessories and tons of articulation lets see what this figure has to offer...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pin Release: Disney Racers Mystery Set


There is a new Roger Rabbit pin released in all Disney Parks. The Disney Racers Mystery Set was released this month and consists of 16 pins in total. You buy one pack and each will come with 5 randomly selected pins. The set appears to be an Open Edition and sells for $27.99 per pack.


The pin design is from a real Roger Rabbit Disney Racers toy that was released some time in the early 2000's. There were several characters to be changed over into their own unique race car and there are new ones being made for Star Wars characters. With the larger selection of characters there may be a second series of this pin set in the future.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Disney Corporate Dosen't Like Jessica Rabbit

There is some very dismaying news coming out of The Telegraph in regards to the future of Roger Rabbit as a whole.

A few other websites (such as ComicBook.com) have picked up on quotes from the Who Framed Roger Rabbit director himself, Robert Zemeckis. He has revealed what he believes is the current feeling at Disney Corporate regarding Roger and Jessica Rabbit in addition to any other related projects:

“the current corporate Disney culture has no interest in Roger, and they certainly don’t like Jessica at all.”

This is extraordinarily sad, and also very obvious as Jessica Rabbit's pins have vanished and there has been so little news or merchandise to report on as the years have passed. Zemeckis did share what the idea would have been for Roger Rabbit 2 - moving out of 1940's film noir into a more 50's style movie and acting as a continuation rather than a sequel.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Jessica Rabbit Art By Daniel Killen

There's some new artwork that has shown up in Disneyland very recently. This was spotted by drj1828 while in the Main Street Disneyana shop. This original artwork, titled Let Me Count the Ways, features both Roger and Jessica Rabbit and it has been quite a long time since we have seen any artwork, or merchandise in general, of the toon couple.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Pin Release: Love Letter Roger And Jessica

The Disney Love Letters monthly pin series continues with Roger and Jessica Rabbit are scheduled to be released soon. It was brought to my attention that the pin is finally coming out on September 1st and available in Disneyland and Disney World. Other characters in the series are: Cinderella and Prince Charming, Ariel and Eric, Carl Fredricksen and Ellie, Lady and the Tramp, Naveen and Tiana, Mickey and Minnie, Wall-E and Eve, Donald and Daisy, Jack and Sally, Beast and Belle, and Prince Phillip and Aurora. Like most letter pins, these have two layers. The top flap of the envelope is hinged to open up. The letter portion will be in the back and can be lifted out of the envelope by pulling the flap. Roger is on the left, kneeling and swooning over Jessica. She is on the right sending a kiss to him. There is a reel of unraveled film between them. When opened the message inside printed in dark pink reads "I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone." with a heart below the quote. The pins will also come on special backer cards. It will be a Limited Edition of 3,000 and sell for $15.95.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Jessica Rabbit Art Available

Some new Jessica Rabbit artwork and sketches have surfaced online. Certain stores in the Disney Parks and Disney Marketplace have been selling character sketches for many years. Jessica has always been available at one time or another but I've never personally seen one of her sketches for sale when in one of the stores. Two new artist sketches and one new art piece were recently found...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Once Upon A Time Action Figures Wave One Revealed

Disney's hit TV show Once Upon A Time recently concluded a fifth season on ABC and has been renewed for a sixth. It has gained many fans and followers who have been very early awaiting more in the form of merchandise based on the show and its characters. Thanks to Icon Heroes we now have the first ever action figures based on the show. Wave One of the action figure series was shown at San Diego Comin-Con and will be available at the end of 2016. Four characters were revealed, each packed with accessories and lots of detail, with another four scheduled for 2017. Let's take a closer look...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2016 Designer Fairytale Collection Two Revealed


The extremely long awaited reveal of the Disney Designer Fairytale Collection Heroes vs. Villains Set Two happened this week, with four set this year instead of five. Last year we saw Snow White and The Witch, Elsa and Hans, Ariel and Ursula, Rapunzel and Mother Gothel and for the first time ever Peter Pan and Captain Hook. This year, as rumored, we have Belle and Gaston, Cinderella and Lady Tremaine, Aurora and Maleficent, and another first with Alice and The Queen of Hearts. Lets take a close look at the details for this collection...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vs. The Tower Of Terror

It's not fiction, it's not a rumor, it's not a prank. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride in Disneyland, California, will be re-themed next year to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!. When previously asked about these rumors, Disney denied them publicly on Twitter, however it was reported that cast members said the ride was definitely being eyed for some kind of big change using the Guardians theme. The news of the ride change recently became official and opinions have been flying. Writing this Jessica Rabbit blog I never give my personal opinion on these types of issues, if at all, but I do want to weigh in on this and what I think is in store for the Disney Parks.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Beast And Gaston 17" Dolls Revealed


The next two dolls in the Beauty and the Beast Heirloom Collection have been revealed today. As it was heavily speculated with Belle in her "Something There" dress, The Beast is in his matching outfit. Gaston is wearing his fancy attire in which he tried to propose to Belle. The bigger surprise is that ALL three dolls will be available for pre-order at the same time.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Jessica Rabbit Britto Statue Avaliable

The new Jessica Rabbit statue by Britto was schedule for release this month. It appears some websites will have it for availability in August (Entertainment Earth) while others may have it ready to ship out as of now (World Wide Art). The statue is made by Enesco and they have not yet added it to their Online Store, but it should be available on there at some point. The statue should be roughly 8 inches in height and will sell for $75.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

New Belle 17 Inch Doll Revealed


The highly anticipate second edition of Belle to the Heirloom Collection has been revealed today. It was speculated that Belle would not be rereleased in her gold dress, making her pink dress seem to be the second best choice. It looks like that will be the version to be released this coming fall. Bell is in a variation of her pink winter outfit from the "Something There" musical number in the movie. This might also lead to assumptions that The Beast will be in his matching outfit. Take a closer look...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Celebrates 28 Years

Who Framed Roger Rabbit hops into another year, celebrating its 28th Anniversary in 2016. The movie is a cartoon-noir film which starred a human actor (Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant) - and an actual cartoon rabbit. The animation by Disney under the lead of Richard Williams still looks beautiful today. The special effects by Industrial Light and Magic were advanced technical achievements for the time. The acting by the human cast and the voice actors alike was superb. Take a look back at all the special Anniversary happenings and merchandise over the last several years, as we go full steam ahead closer and closer to the big 3-0!


Who Framed Roger Rabbit 10th Anniversary Pin Set

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 10th Anniversary Coin

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 15th Anniversary Watch and Statue

Jessica Rabbit 15th Anniversary Pin

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 15th Anniversary Vista Series DVD

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 20th Anniversary Watch

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 20th Anniversary Pin Series

Jessica Rabbit Anniversary Series Pin

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Walt Disney World 20th Anniversary Pin

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Disneyland 20th Anniversary Pin

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Disney Store 20th Anniversary Pin

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray DVD

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary Pin

25th Anniversary Article

Comic-Con 25th Anniversary Pannel Discussion

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Disney Soda Fountain 25th Anniversary Pin

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Disney 17 Inch Doll News And Rumors

Disney's 17 inch doll collection has been growing ever since releasing the first Princess, Snow White, in 2009. The collection is about to have a few new additions, and this time it will be a re-release of a Princess who already had a doll some years back. Beauty and the Beast will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year, and with the live action version of the film being released in 2017, there's about to be a lot more merchandise on the way over the next year. Strong rumor suggests that not only will Belle receive a new 17 inch Heirloom Collection doll, but Beast and Gaston will be added as well.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Couture de Force Statues Revealed

Some new additions of characters have been revealed in the Couture de Force Collection, a series of statues that began by mixing Disney Leading Ladies and high fashion details. The collection debuted in 2013 with some of Disney's most classic Princess and female villains recreated in stunning detail that had not been seen before. The latest assortment adds quite a few new surprises.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Once Upon A Time" First Action Figure Revealed

Disney has a hit with its Once Upon A Time series, which recently concluded a fifth season on ABC and has been renewed for a sixth. There has not been much in the way of merchandise for this show. Thanks to Icon Heroes we now have the first ever action figure for the show, packed with accessories and lots of detail.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Custom Jessica Rabbit 17 Inch Doll

Disney started a series of 17 inch dolls in 2009 appropriately with Snow White. If you pre-ordered the Diamond Edition DVD you would receive the movie, the doll and a lithograph set for $99. As times passed the dolls were sold on their own and prices rose, but the Princes and Villains were also added into this larger scale series, all complete with Certificate of Authenticity and display box. Since there hasn't been many characters made beyond the Princesses, let's look at one fantastic creation of a custom Jessica Rabbit 17 Inch doll.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass 17 Inch Dolls Revealed

The latest 17 inch Heirloom Collection dolls were revealed and for the second time they focus on a Disney Live Action film. Alice Through the Looking Glass will be released in theaters May 27, 2016 and some of the characters have been recreated into the popular line of Disney 17 inch dolls. Mandarin Outfit Alice, Iracebeth the Red Queen, and Hatter Adventure Hero and Ribbon Fantasy Alice are part of the upcoming releases.

UPDATE 2: The doll release has been changed again. They will be sold in stores Monday May 30th, and will be sold online Tuesday the 31st.
UPDATE: The doll release has been slightly changed. They will be sold online on Friday May 27th, but will be sold in stores on Saturday the 28th.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Pin Release - I'm Not Bad. I'm Just Drawn That Way

There's been a new Jessica Rabbit pin released in Disney Parks this month. There haven't been many Jessica pins lately, but this pis happens to be a great one. Jessica is sitting with her arms behind her head, with a banner around her which has her famous quote from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, "I'm Not Bad. I'm Just Drawn That Way." Jessica's dress is glitter filled, and she is sitting next to a pencil and paintbrush (which has some glitter paint on the end). Part of the banner is the bottom layer of the pin, while Jessica is a top layer. As far as I know this is an open edition pin which has turned up in Disneyland and sells for $12.99 each. Thanks to José for helping me track it down and for the photo below.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Custom Jessica Rabbit Figures By Jen Bednarski

In 2015 artist Jen Bednarski continued wowing everyone with her unique and exciting Vinylmation creations. Using the popular Mickey-shaped Vinylmation figure as a base, she would paint, sculpt and reshape it into something completely original. I couldn't rave enough about her work on a Jessica Rabbit Vinylmation last year, capturing the essence and feel of the character so well. Now, there are new figures being made, and the work on them is spectacular!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Now Available: Roger And Jessica Rabbit Disney Cruise Print


Anchors Aweigh! Roger and Jessica Rabbit are now available on Disney Cruises as a print by Don "Ducky" Williams. This art appeared earlier in 2015 aboard the Disney Dream ship as a painting. It features Jessica and Roger dressed in United States Navy uniforms. Jessica is in the middle of a life preserver ring with the Disney Cruise Line logo.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Steven Spielberg And Disney Working Together Again

The big news this week was the announcement of Harrison Ford reprising his role in a fifth installment of Indiana Jones, schedule for release in 2019. The rights to Lucasfilm properties, like Indiana Jones and Star Wars, was bought by Disney in 2012 for a whopping sum of $4.06 billion. Steven Spielberg has signed back on to direct the new movie and there hasn't been much more information past that. The surprise that might be evident to some fans is Spielberg's sudden return to Disney after a long break-up that occurred after making Roger Rabbit.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

J.J. Abrams Almost Worked On A Roger Rabbit Sequel


Director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, happens to have a slight connection to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Abrams recently worked with producer Kathleen Kennedy on the new episode of Star Wars, but she had known of him from many years before.

During the Nerdist Podcast, Abrams discusses how Kathleen Kennedy read about him in the LA Times during a film festival when he was only 16. She called to ask him about repairing 8mm films for Steven Spielberg that he made when he was a kid. He said yes and did the repairs. It would be years later that he eventually met Spielberg.

While the details are scant he does officially say from that point it was "a meeting about a Roger Rabbit sequel."

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Toontown Post Office


In Disneyland's Toontown, not only is there Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin as a main attraction, but you can also here the voices of some characters in the Toontown Post Office. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Roger and Jessica Rabbit all have several phrases they speak when you turn the gold dial on their respective mailbox. It's a hidden gem in Toontown not everyone notices. Check out the video above to listen to all six character messages. Click below to read the messages from Roger and Jessica.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Roger And Jessica Rabbit Ornament On Sale

The Roger Rabbit and Jessica Figural Ornament which was exclusive to the Disney Parks is now available to buy on DisneyStore.com. For the rest of today (February 21st) it is on sale at 40% off. Jessica is playfully giving Roger a big kiss while holding him under the mistletoe. Jessica's dress is glittered and her gloves are a pearlescent purple. It sells for $19.95 each.

Website Description:
Toon Town treat
Why don't 'cha do right by the holidays and ''p-p-please'' hang this sparkling Roger and Jessica ornament on your family tree, animating the festivities with colorful cartoon capers all season long.

Magic in the details...
Created especially for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort
  • Fully sculptured figural ornament
  • Glittering gown
  • Satin ribbon for hanging
  • Inspired by Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Part of the Disney Parks Ornament Collection


The bare necessities
  • Resin
  • 3 3/4'' H x 3'' W x 1 1/4'' D
  • Imported


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Visiting The Roger Rabbit Props One Last Time

(UPDATE - VIDEO ADDED)
There are some very big changes coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. This year work begins on three new "lands" within the park (which will consequently receive a third name change since the focus of it is so different). The Disney Renaissance began with Who Framed Roger Rabbit and its success ushered in new animated features like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. Around this time, Disney's MGM Studios heavily focused on its hand drawn cartoons and served as a functioning movie studio. Roger and Jessica Rabbit even had their own area within the park. This is most likely going to vanish altogether after the new changes. Let's take a look at what's left there, and what it originally looked like years ago.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Now Available - Birthstone Series



A new series of Birthstone pins was released on January 21, 2016 in Walt Disney World parks. It features Disney Princesses, and some Leading Ladies, with a birthstone for the corresponding month. The characters are:

January - Snow White - Apple - Red - Garnet
Feburary - Rapunzel - Pascal - Pink - Amethyst
March - Cinderella - Glass Slipper - Light Blue - Aquamarine
April - Mary Poppins - Butterfly - Silver - Diamond
May - Ariel - Shell - Green - Emerald
June - Jasmine - Magic Lamp - Light Purple - Pearl
July - Jessica Rabbit - Heart - Red - Ruby
August - Tiana - Frog - Light Green - Peridot
September - Anna - Flower - Dark Blue - Sapphire
October - Aurora - Crown - Pink - Opal
November - Belle - Rose - Gold - Topaz
December - Elsa - Snowflake - Light Blue - Zircon

Each pin comes in a gift box style package with a pink ribbon. The pins are sculpted metal, with a glitter fill background in an oval frame. Each character has a different icon, color, gem and month. They are $11.99 each and are an Open Edition. It's worth mentioning that the pin for Jessica shown in the preview image has been drastically changed. You can see new image of the pin released (left) and how different it is from the one above.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Grand Opening Video

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin ride in Disneyland recently celebrated another year in Toontown. Last year there was a lot of rumor that we might lose the ride, as well as Toontown, to the new Star Wars Land expansion. However, this is not the case, and Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin is still keeping guests entertained.