Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #27 - 2005 Valentine Jumbo Pin

Jessica Rabbit started to become well known in pin form for many different holidays - one of the more obvious being Valentine's Day. In 2005, Walt Disney World released it's first ever Roger and Jessica Rabbit Jumbo Pin. Complete with multiple layers and glitter accents, this pin sold out in no time.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #26 - Olszewski Gallery of Light Figure

The Gallery of Light Collection brought to life such characters as Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Cinderella, Mary Poppins and The Nightmare Before Christmas. A special light display in a shadow-box frame illuminates miniature characters inside - and the result stunning when you see it in person. Jessica Rabbit makes her debut as the latest creation by Robert Olszewski in this first ever Jessica light-up display. For the first time anywhere, take a look at at up-close photos, found only on this site.

Jessica Rabbit Perfume

There's not much information about this, but back when Who Framed Roger Rabbit was released, other countries had their own merchandise available too. This Jessica Rabbit perfume was sold in either Italy or France only and was sold many years later on eBay. There was an image of Jessica on the front with the name of the perfume (simply called Jessica of course), with the silhouette of Roger's head in red and white around the front and sides. Jessica was also printed on the bottle as well. I wonder what it smelled like.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #25 - Character Cobbler Shoe

Some Jessica Rabbit items make you stop and scratch your head a bit. I didn't think the Jessica Character Cobbler Shoe was even legit when I first spotted it on eBay some time around 2001 during the 100 Years of Disney period. Yet, this is not only one shoe, but part of a series featuring other footwear inspired by different Disney divas.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roger and Jessica Rabbit Valentine's Day Cards

Way back when the Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie was released, there were a number of things released that seem to have slipped through the cracks. The Roger and Jessica Rabbit Valentine's Day Cards by Cleo seem to be one such thing. The cards were small, but there was a pretty diverse array of them featuring Roger, Jessica and Benny the Cab. The box also included small envelopes and an extra card on the back of the box you could cut out. Now you can print or email some of the original Roger and Jessica Valentine cards, found only on this site.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #23 - Roger and Jessica Character Frame

For a long time, Disney created various three-dimensional sculptured character frames. From Ariel, to Mickey, to Winnie the Pooh, to Lilo and Stitch - just about every character was created. In 2004, Disney finally made a Roger and Jessica character frame - although looking back it's probably something that should have waited a few more years.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Loony Bin Jessica Rabbit Photo

Did you know that back in the day at Disney's MGM Studios you could take your photo with Jessica Rabbit at a shop called The Loony Bin !

Well if not, now here is your chance. Get a little creative with your skills and add yourself into the blank photo with Jessica, recreated from the original and found only on this site.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Video - Jessica Rabbit and Holli Wood, Shut Up

Here is a great video found on YouTube featuring Jessica Rabbit and Holli Wood from Cool World to the song Shut Up by The Back Eyed Peas.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Exclusive Jessica Rabbit Artist Interview - David Russell

What better way to begin a new year than with an exclusive artist interview. This one is quite a surprise. I was contacted by David Russell in Australia, who worked for Amblin Entertainment as concept artist on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He also worked on other films such as Return of the Jedi, The Chronicles of Narnia, Batman, The Color Purple and X-Men Origins. Naturally I had a lot of questions for someone who worked so directly in the filmmaking process, and was honored when he responded with lots of fantastic information about Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Jessica. Find out what he thinks about animator Richard Williams, the Disney Studio's real concerns about Jessica, her deleted scene in Eddie's bathtub, if Harrison Ford had been cast as Eddie, why he feels the characters disappeared for so long, and be the first to know when he's going to sell his collection of artwork from various film projects. and
It's very exciting to have you for our special interview. To let the readers know a little more about you, what was it that inspired you to start drawing?

David Russell:
My creative journey began in childhood, when my imagination was stirred by fantasy books such as the Oz series. This lead to an interest in mythology, especially Norse tales. Somewhat later I chanced upon the dynamic comic book work of Jack Kirby, and this influence set me on my path as a visual artist.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Character Bible

Something that is important to any fan and artist is a Character Bible. This is basically a list, story or information about a certain character that the audience usually knows, but sometimes not. Part of the Jessica Rabbit Character Bible appeared in the Roger Rabbit's Toontown comic #5 (the last of that series) which contained a small character bible on each toon. Here is the information on Jessica:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #22 - Hearts Mug

The Jessica's store in Pleasure Island offered a lot of merchandise that's becoming harder to find as the years pass. There was so much available that it's getting difficult to track down everything from the store. One item is the Jessica Rabbit heart mug. There were actually several different mugs available in the store, but the heart mugs had the most personality to them.