Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #21 - Markrita Statue

After the turn of the Millennium, things were about to change drastically for Jessica Rabbit. However, there had only been a few things available up to that point. Markrita statues became a hot new collectible, but for some reason, this didn't last very long. Husband and wife team Mark and Rita Dornan were making such statues based on movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. In 2001 they finally released a Who Framed Roger Rabbit Markrita Statue.

They were all limited editions, but they were not numbered although each one did come with a Certificate Of Authenticity. They were made exclusively for the Art of Disney Gallery stores found only on Disney park property and came in a special box with the store logo.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas from

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pin Preview - Jessica Rabbit Snowman

Here is a preview of the upcoming Jessica Rabbit Snowman pin. Jessica makes a a snow-woman in her own likeness which features silver glitter accents.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #20 - 20th Anniversary Watch

In 2008, Who Framed Roger Rabbit celebrated it's 20th Anniversary - and surprisingly Disney payed a little bit of attention to our favorite characters, although the focus was mainly on Jessica.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #19 - Armani Statue

In 2002, Jessica Rabbit pin collecting had not even started, but there were some Jessica items released now and then. One of them was the Jessica Rabbit Armani statue released at the 2002 Disneyana Event.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #18 - Jessica Rabbit Christmas Ornaments

Some time around the summer of 2003, Disney released a collection of Jessica Rabbit Christmas ornaments. We were treated to not one, not two - but THREE different ornaments available in Disney parks, mainly Disney's Days of Christmas store. Take a look at how these three ornaments hold up so many years later.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Music - Eve 6, Rescue

Here is a song by the band Eve 6 called Rescue about Jessica rabbit - well sort of - it's about a girl who is "like Jessica Rabbit."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Concept Art - Jessica Rabbit and Droopy Dog

Here is an addition to Exclusive Artist Interview with Tracy M Lee. This is from his private collection and shows concept art for an unused gag between Jessica Rabbit and Droopy Dog that was proposed for short film Rollercoaster Rabbit. It was created by animator Mark Kausler, cleanu-up by Tracy M Lee, and painted by Tracy's friend Lisa. Click on the photo to go directly to his interview.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Katy Perry as Jessica Rabbit for the VH1 Divas Salute The Troops Event

Singer Katy Perry got the audience wanting to play patty cake at the USO's VH1 Divas Salute The Troops event on Sunday night. Katy donned several skimpy outfits, but one is being nicknamed around the web as her "Jessica Rabbit dress." Katy Perry performed her hit song Firework, in which she wore the Jessica Rabbit style red sequin dress and long gloves. She made a few costume changes throughout the show, but it seems to be the Jessica Rabbit dress which Katy wore that is making headlines.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #16 - Christmas Mistletoe Hat

After Jessica Rabbit became the hot Disney Pin character collectible, a few more things were released - like new Jessica Christmas Ornaments, shirts, statues and something very interesting - a Jessica Rabbit Christmas Mistletoe Hat. This is one of those items that came out of left field. We've never seen anything like it before and probably won't again. It was available in Disney's Days of Christmas around 2003-2004. When I called to order it, the woman insisted it was not a Jessica Rabbit hat - and I insisted that it was. She went to go check, and when she found it she apologized since she didn't even know Jessica was on something like that. The whole thing sort of looks like Jessica Rabbit mixed with Dr. Seuss.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #15 - Disney Auctions Jessica Rabbit 6 Pin Set

After a long hiatus, Jessica Rabbit was making a comeback, at least in pin-form anyway. Month after month a few Jessica pins were released - however, it was about to get a lot more exciting (and expensive!)

There was a period in 2004, between May and October, where no Jessica pins were released. Epcot held a Family Pin Gathering Event in September which did offer one Jessica and Roger pin, yet that pin had been previewed months before. So, it almost looked as if the attraction to Jessica pins was a very momentary thing - until - a new series of Jessica Rabbit pins were spotted on display at the event.

Four of The Jessica Rabbit Disney Auctions 6 Pin Set displayed for the first time ever at the Family Pin Gathering Event.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review # 14 - Jinglin' Jessica Christmas Ornament

For many years, there was a dry spell for Jessica Rabbit, Roger and company. During the release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, tons of merchandise was released - although the main focus seemed to be on Roger, and Baby Herman & Benny the Cab to a lesser extent. Very sporadic merchandise was released during the time of the release of the short films; Tummy Trouble, Rollercoaster Rabbit and Trail Mix-Up. The three shorts didn't even have separate "specialized" merchandise dedicated to them. The rumors have always theorized on why this happened, but it all seems to come down to Disney's Michael Eisner and Amblin's Steven Spielberg did not get along - so in essence it was easier for both companies to just let it go rather than try to get them to agree on anything together (which included more short films, the sequel, and merchandise.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Exclusive Jessica Rabbit Artist Interview - Tracy M Lee

I'm very excited to have as the second EXCLUSIVE interview, Tracy M Lee. Interning at Disney MGM Studios, Tracy worked on Roger Rabbit short films Rollercoaster Rabbit and Trail Mix-Up. He then went on to form Electric Tiki Design, which has amassed an impressive selection of statues and maquettes with such characters as Elvira, Betty Boop, Tron, The Munsters, Underdog, and even original creations.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Paper Dolls

A few great artists made their own digital Jessica Rabbit Paper Dolls - complete with several different fashions fit for a cartoon diva. Click the pics below to start.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #13 - Jessica Rabbit Big Figure

Disney Big figures may have been born out of customers interest in the Disney Store's decorations. Statues of Mickey, Minnie and Donald were often seen in each store at the time. Some time into the Millennium, Disney parks began creating Big Figures - very large format sized statues. They soon became a big hit. In 2005, Disney finally offered up a stunning Jessica Rabbit Big Figure, featuring glitter, jewel earring, and display base.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Roger Rabbit Ride Closed for Refurbishments

According to The Orange County Register, the Roger Rabbit's Car-Toon Spin ride in Disneyland will be closed for refurbishments from September 20th to December 17th. Other closures are Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: reopens Nov. 18, Jungle Cruise: reopens Nov. 19, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride: Closes Nov. 29, reopens Dec. 2, “it’s a small world”: Closed Oct. 25, and reopens Nov. 12th for a holiday makeover.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pin Preview - Joyful Set

Coming soon to - the Jumbo Holiday Joy 3 Pin Set. This will be a LE 100 set and release date is anyone's guess. The pin features glitter accents to each pin, along with characters like Jack, Mickey Mouse, Stitch, Tinker Bell, Goofy, Dopey and Jessica Rabbit. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sideshow Collectibles Still Wants Jessica

This question was posted to the good people at Sideshow Collectibles, and it was answered October 25th, 2010 (again, no, I didn't ask it):

Q: I’ve heard that the animated character Disney Premium Format line is planned to only be the villains. While the villains are great, and the Evil Queen PF is totally fantastic, please tell me that non-villains are in development as well? Belle, the Beast, Jessica Rabbit and of course, Snow White, just have to be made, or what’s the point?

A: It’s true – our original licensing agreement with Disney called for just the live-action film characters and animated villains. We have expanded those rights, with strong intent on Jessica Rabbit and others. We’ll DEFINITELY pass along your Disney Princess recommendations.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rachael Ray Halloween Episode

The Rachael Ray 3D Halloween Special started off with thrills and chills as New Yorkers became possessed and danced in the streets with zombies to the song Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo (the lead singer of that song happens to be none other than the singing voice for Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman.)

Rachel Ray and her husband John arrive dressed as Jessica and Roger Rabbit.

Friday, October 29, 2010

13 Costumes for Jessica Rabbit - Happy Halloween

The countdown to Halloween 2010 is on. Here are 13 of the most interesting Halloween Jessica Rabbit pictures I made over the years. To see more of my art, click the pic.

#1 - Jessica Rabbit as Poison Ivy from Batman

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Candy Witch Pin Design Revealed

So it turns out that Disney is not always being original after all with their pin art. Here is the Jessica Rabbit Candy Witch Pin released earlier in October, and next to it a girls Halloween costume called Candy Corn Witch. It's available at Party City. Cute costume, but a huge disappointment knowing Disney is not making original art - even the pose is somewhat similar.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review # 12 - Halloween Pins

The following Mega-Post covers all of the Jessica Rabbit Halloween pins released so far. Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy!

Title: Tombstone Pin Set Series
Released: September 2005 on Disney's Website
Price: $14.95 each, Base with Mickey Mouse Pin $39.95
Limited Edition: 1000 each

This is the very first Jessica Rabbit Halloween pin ever released - and not only that, but Jessica shares it with none other than Pluto. There were six sets released in this series - each with two pins.

Each couple was connected to a large resin tombstone between them. This was a first for Disney to get as imaginative as they did adding the tombstone - but it didn't end there. You can collect all of the sets and buy a separate display for them. All six of the sets could be placed in a slot on the slanted base for a fun graveyard diorama. The base had a haunted house background and came with a pin of Mickey Mouse dressed as The Big Bad Wolf. The display base sold separately for $39.95. So the whole thing would have cost over $130 - which is actually not too bad considering a six pin set nowadays sells for more, and you don't get a display or tombstones.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pin Release - I Want Candy Series

Just released today on, and so far still available, is the I Want Candy Series Jessica Rabbit Halloween Pin. Jessica must really love those candy corns! Jessica Rabbit is dressed as a mummy, an unraveling one at that - complete with bare midriff - and she's knocking on your door looking for candy! Don't disappoint her. Order them while you can.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Original Art - Jessica Rabbit Digital Paintings

Check out these amazing Jessica Rabbit Digital Paintings!

You can click the pics above and go to a website to watch the actual process of how they were both created.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rachael Ray as Jessica Rabbit

Tv's most likable host, Rachael Ray, will be dressed as none other than Jessica Rabbit for her Halloween episode! The show was recorded early but will air on Friday, October 29th. Not only that but the episode will air in eye-popping 3D (hhmmmmm). You can get the 3D glasses in next weeks issue of TV Guide, however the show was filmed in such a way that if you do not have the glasses you can still watch it without getting dizzy.

Rachael Ray and her husband, John, as Jessica and Roger Rabbit.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trying to buy Jessica Rabbit Halloween Pins

Halloween Costume Series Jessica Rabbit as Cleopatra, Vampire, Candy Witch and Devil - 10/04/2010

Jumbo Halloween Costume Jessica Rabbit as Mad Hatter, Tinker Bell, Esmerelda and Jasmine - 10/18/2010

Finally, the sneak peeks for the Jessica Rabbit Halloween pin series have materialized! This year you can chose from Jessica as Cleopatra, a Vampire, a Candy Witch, and a Devil. It's not known exactly when these pins will be released but pins are released at midnight on Sunday/Monday (that's 3am Monday morning for people on the east coast).

**Update** The Jessica Rabbit 2010 Halloween Costume Pin series was released the morning of October 4th. The pins were very hard to find for most customers, not even appearing on any of's pages, yet some customers found them. The Vampire and Devil Jessica Rabbit pins sold out first, and very fast - followed by the Candy Witch and Cleopatra pins later in the morning. The Tinker Bell pins, and several other pins, also suffered the same technical glitches. These pins were mainly found only when customers who did not have a problem with the website sent out a direct link to the pin pages via chat and message boards to people who could not find them. There were also problems during check-out as well and there was no limit amount on how many pins a customer could buy at one time. This was by far the craziest and most problematic Jessica Rabbit Halloween pin release ever.

The Jessica Rabbit Halloween pin series for 2010 was very hard to find for most people. It did not come up on Disney's pages or when doing a search. Only when provided the correct link by other customers could these and several other Halloween pins be found.

Even though they were so hard to find for most people, somewhow the Jessica Halloween pins sold out the same day.

Vampire and Cleopatra Jessica Rabbit sold out in about an hour.