Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jessica Rabbit Custom Mask Available

Towards the end of last year, I came across fantastic artist, Denise of Pirates Quarters, selling custom made Disney inspired masks. I was incredibly impressed with her Maleficent and asked if she could create a Jessica Rabbit mask for me - and she did. After putting up an In The Spotlight article on here back in March about the artist, she has been busily at work on new creations. Namely Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas! This is an amazing mask, and shows the depth of talent Denise possesses. She has also added a Villains Mini Mask Set with The Evil Queen, Maleficent, and Cruella.

Not only that, but Jessica Rabbit is now off the special order list and available in-store with the other masks. Denise also has a colorful array of other characters and unique creations available, so be sure to check out her Etsy page and have a look around. She also takes special orders to create the character YOU want.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pin Release - Jessica Rabbit Postcard and Pin Set

A new surprise pin was release at the Disney Soda Fountain store on May 23rd. The Jessica Rabbit Postcard and Pin Set is certainly the first of it's kind. There is a Jessica Rabbit pin - Jessica is standing in front of a large, star with pink glitter fill and her name - and also a postcard that it comes attached to. The card is artwork of the El Capitan theater and it reads "Hollywood California" at the bottom. You might notice that the pose of Jessica for the pin was taken right from the very end of the Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie.

The back of the card also features artwork as well. There is an image of Jessica Rabbit outlined in purple to the left of the card. It is the same pose as the pin. There is the Soda Fountain logo at the top, and also Disney/Amblin at the bottom. There are lines for an address and room to write, just like an actual postcard. The card looks to be a little bigger than a standard 4x6 postcard - as there is a perforated right side that you can tear off which has Jessica's name in a star and the Soda Fountain Store logo again. From what I understand, this is NOT a limited edition pin, and is selling for $11.95 each at the Soda Fountain store.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Shanghai Animation and Comics Museum

In 2010, a shiny, futuristic museum opened paying homage to magic and artistry of animation and comics. Don't go rushing out the door just yet though, this museum is located in Shanghai, China.

Information from around the web describes: "The first floor is an entrancing guide to animation’s history, from Chinese shadow puppets to Mickey Mouse. It's interspersed with life-size figurines, short film clips and a hall of movie posters. The second-floor is kid-friendly and commercial -- you can even dub your voice into popular cartoon flicks.

This three-story animation museum offers interactive exhibits where families and adults can design short animation films, from the first drawings to putting the graphic stills in motion on state-of-the-art computers. The first floor houses a 7,000 piece collection of priceless cartoon stills and life-size models of animation icons from films like "Avatar", "Transformers" and "The Incredibles". The third floor has a 3D movie theater to view guests' in-house designs on the big-screen."

Who Framed Roger Rabbit has it's own small section in the museum - complete with statues of Roger and Jessica out on display and the movie playing on a flat screen TV. This is the kind of museum we need in the U.S.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Jessica Rabbit Premium Format Delayed YET Again

The upcoming Jessica Rabbit Premium Format has yet again been pushed back for a later release date. Originally scheduled for release in April, then May, then June - it is now reported to be released in July according to Sideshow Collectibles website. There is no word on why it is being pushed back so often, but it was scheduled for release during the second quarter of 2012, and now has passed that release time into the 3rd quarter of the year.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #45 - Magical Musical Jewelry Box

Back in October of 2005, as everyone was gearing up for Halloween, Disney surprised Jessica Rabbit fans by releasing some of their most highly crafted merchandise to date. One such item was the Jessica Rabbit Magical Musical Jewelry Box. Does the jewelry box live up to all the expectations? Find Out!