Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Breaking News - Disney Buys Lucasfilm

In a stunning announcement that has just been sent through light speed across the internet - Disney is buying Lucasfilm for $4 Billion! Not only that, but Disney plans to make Star Wars Episode 7, 8, and 9 starting in 2015. The Disney press release is as follows:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fan Art - Jessica Plush Key Chain

This cute plush Jessica Rabbit key chain was made by Ana - and it looks terrific. Wouldn't we all love to have one of these? She made this for a friend, and only sells out to her area in Portugal, but you can see more of her work here. Really nice work Ana!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Roger Rabbit in 3D Not Really Confirmed

With news of Roger Rabbit making a mighty comeback to the big screen in 3D circling the internet, I had to step back and see where this information was coming from.

Showbiz411 reported from the premiere of Robert Zemeckis' new film Flight that our Who Framed Roger Rabbit director was still on board for the sequel - even though Bob Hoskins had retired - stating, “I have a script at Disney, and we’re just waiting for all the executive changes to settle down there.”

Zemeckis is referring to Alan Horn (former President of Warner Brothers Entertainment) now stepping in as chairman of Disney, and there was also much talk of that move being a possible huge plus for the Disney company.

NME.com picked up on the Roger sequel news two days later, reposting the information supplied by Showbiz411 - but went on to add that Disney was planning to rerelease Roger Rabbit in 3D for November 2013. After that, other sites began reposting these combined stories. NME does not state where they got wind of the Roger 3D rerelease, but this information was not stated by Robert Zemeckis or in the original Showbiz411 article.

ImNotBad.com was granted an interview with Roger Rabbit creator Gary Wolf some time ago, and I contacted him to see if there was any validity to this rumor. He said he could NOT confirm the rerelease of Roger Rabbit in 3D on his end, and that he had been hearing rumors of that and the sequel for "quite some time." He would love to see Roger and 3D and thinks it would be a logical move.

So, until there is an actual announcement from Disney, we still have to keep our fingers crossed. Maybe if it creates enough of a buzz, Disney will go ahead with Roger in 3D even if they weren't planning on it.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pin Release - DSF Diner Signs Jessica

The Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store released their Diner Signs Jessica pin today - a limited edition of 300 and selling for $10.95 each.

Jessica Rabbit is posed in front of the DSF sign and wearing a retro diner uniform, complete with paper hat and roller skates.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Roger Rabbit Sequel May Still Happen

Over at Showbiz411, they are reporting that during the premiere of his new movie, Flight, director Robert Zemeckis still has his eyes set on a Roger Rabbit sequel. According to the site, "Zemeckis told me last night that, although he’s sad about the retirement of Bob Hoskins, he has a “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” ready to go. The brilliant 1988 combination live action and animation film has been begging for a sequel forever. “I have a script at Disney, and we’re just waiting for all the executive changes to settle down there,” Zemeckis told me. If I know Alan Horn, that’s a project he’ll get moving quickly. What great news!"

Great news indeed. We keep hearing rumors now and then, and it's been a long time since one has popped up. It seems the director has not given up on the project - Stay Tooned!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #51 - WDCC Jessica Statue

The Walt Disney Classics Collection line is one of the higher-end collectibles available, and by now almost every Disney character has be immortalized with a statue. Jessica Rabbit has made two appearances, the first being entitled "Dear Jessica, How Do I Love Thee?" which also featured Roger as well. At long last, up for review now - as voted on by the readers of the site, is the stand-alone Jessica Rabbit Classics Collection Statue "I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lady Tremaine Doll A Success

The surprise Lady Tremaine doll released on October 2nd was a big success, selling out within a few hours of release. While people are questioning Disney's liberal use of purple material for the Wicked Stepmothers ample collar - everyone who has her in hand says that the doll is stunning in person. Up close and personal photos (via DRJ1828) show how detailed and well designed this collection is. Yet another testament of why the dolls are so popular and well received. I believe their title is something like the Heirloom Collection, but rumors are buzzing about who else could be released down the line. Peter Pan is scheduled for rerelease in March 2013, with many people wanting Peter, Wendy, or Captain Hook more so than Tinker Bell (who has tons of dolls already available.) There is no set release date for the Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary DVD, but the best guess would be some time during the summer if they are making it a genuine Anniversary commemoration. Could we really be seeing a Jessica Rabbit 17 inch doll made for next year?