Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pin Preview - Jessica Baseball

Coming out on July 6th at Disney Soda Fountain and Studio store will be the Baseball Series, featuring Chip and Dale, Jessica Rabbit, Stitch, and Cheshire Cat. Jessica is standing against a baseball field with two bats on either side. She is wearing a red and white striped baseball jersey, and short red skirt while holding a baseball bat. The pins will be a Limited Edition of 300 and will sell for $12.95 each.

The Disney Soda Fountain has stated this is only a partial release offering for the month and will update people as soon as possible with the full release schedule.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pin Release - 4th Of July Jessica Rabbit

Released today, June 29th, at the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store was the 4th of July series. The pin of Jessica shows her holding a firecracker rocket with a lit fuse. There is a printed pink kiss mark at the top. The middle portion is blue glitter fill. Jessica is wearing a red, white and blue top hat and short red dress. They are a Limited Edition of 400 and sold for $12.95 each.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pin Collector Interview - The Full Jessica Rabbit Collection

When it comes to Jessica Rabbit pins, the number is surprisingly large for a character who was not used in any merchandising for many years. With that number now reaching over 600 as of 2013 - it's downright impossible to collect every single Jessica pin. Especially with Disney's use of Mystery Sets and the very low edition sizes from the Disney Actions days - it's pretty definite that no one out there can possibly have the entire collection. Well, one woman actually HAS accomplished this! Every Jessica Rabbit pin to date. Every park exclusive. Every LE 50. Naturally, I had some questions for her about her collections, which pins are her favorites and why she thought the hobby of pin collecting (and Jessica Rabbit pin collecting in general) became so popular.
How long have you been a pin collector?

Well, I've been a casual pin collector since before official pin trading started in 2000. I remember my first pin being some little Tinker Bell pin they sold at the Disney Store, sometime in the 1990s. I continued to purchase a pin here or there while at the Parks until 2005, when I found out about Pin Trading Nights at WDW, as well as the online pins at what was, at the time,, and that's when things got serious!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Roger Rabbit's Toontown Dream Show - The Park Debut Of Jessica Rabbit

The Disney Dreamers Everywhere event was a month-long, worldwide journey to all of the Disney theme parks. It kicked off in Hong Kong, and went on to Tokyo, California, Florida and ended in Paris. A series of shows, meet-and-greets and events took place at each park, and these guests were in for some really big surprises. One being the debut of Jessica Rabbit as a park character - by now the most discussed park character probably in all Disney history. So lets take an in-depth look at what happened in Disney Paris during the Roger Rabbit's Toontown Dream show. (Photo, left, courtesy of Bert Snyers)

Photos via the Disney Gazette

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The 25th Anniversary Of Who Framed Roger Rabbit

In the early summer of 1988, the crowds were lined around the block to see the new critically acclaimed movie of the year. It was a project that seamlessly blended live actors with cartoon characters on a scale that had never been seen before. It featured the most popular cartoon characters from different companies together in one feature - and even in one scene. The technical achievements of the film were evenly matched with an entertaining and imaginative story - both of which kept audiences fully invested in the "realness" of the characters. It was talked about, praised and enjoyed by both children and adults. All these years later, even with the breakthroughs of the digital age, this movie still stands the test of time. It continues to be appreciated by the newer generations and has maintained its loyal fans over the year. This is the:

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
25th Anniversary

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pin Release - DSF Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary

A surprise pin was released at the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store today, June 21, 2013, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. All the toon characters are on the pin - Jessica, Roger, Baby Herman, Benny the Cab and the Weasels. They are around the movie logo, with 25th Anniversary below. Jessica herself appears to be a second layer. The pins sold for $12.95 and are a Limited Edition of 300.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Roger and Jessica Rabbit Cakes

The official 25th Anniversary of Who Framed Roger Rabbit is this month - and the party is just getting started. The Tumblr page, Jessica Rabbit World, is serving up the main course - but over here we are ready for some dessert. Back in the 1980's, kids birthday parties always had the cake as the highlight of the event. Usually, the cake was decorated with their favorite cartoon character. Cakes have certainly become more imaginative nowadays, but in some cases much simpler with the use of printing an image right onto the cake itself. It wasn't so back in the day, and bakers were often expert artists when it came to recreating an image using icing. Over the years, people have definitely had a interest adding the funny bunny and his beautiful wife to their wedding or birthday. Let's celebrate by taking a look at 25 Roger and Jessica Rabbit cakes!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pin Release - Jessica June Calendar

The Jessica Rabbit June Calendar was released at the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store on Friday, June 14th. The pin is in the usual style of all the calendar pins, with Jessica's image and signature on front. The fill color for this pin is dark blue glitter. Inside, the back is filled with clear blue and glitter with "Happy Father's Day!" sculpted into the metal inside it. Jessica Rabbit is in the middle, holding a box with a striped tie. This was a surprise release pin, Limited Edition of 300 and sold for $16.95 each.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Roger Rabbit Anniversary Screening And Panel In Disneyland

There will be a special Annual Passholder Magic Event on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 featuring an anniversary screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

"Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney's classic film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit with a hare-raising screening for Annual Passholders. Following the screening will be a very special panel discussion featuring some of the members of the creative team that brought the movie to life—seamlessly combining live-action and animation. The panel will be hosted by Don Hahn, Associate Producer of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and is also scheduled to include Director of Special Projects at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dave Bossert, Visual Effects Animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit."

The screening of the film and panel discussion will be at the AMC 12 Theaters in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort starting at 7 pm. Registration and wristband distribution for the event will begin at 12:00 noon on the day of the event at the AMC 12 Theaters in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. If you are an annual passholder and would like to attend, click the link below for further details:

Disneyland Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Coming Soon - Roger and Jessica Statue At D23

According to the D23 Merchandise Catalog, a Roger and Jessica Rabbit Bronze Statue will be available at the Expo this August. These statues will be a highly Limited Edition of 50 and available first to those who bought the Sorcerer Package tickets. Should these not be sold out immediately, they might be openly available for purchase. They will sell for $125 each and is created by Costa Alavezos. This design matches that of the Roger and Jessica Disney Auctions Big Figure released in 2006, but is made of bronze - and Jessica Rabbit appears to be sitting on top of film reels.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Photos Of The Jessica Rabbit Store

Over at Jessica Rabbit World - the Tumblr page - you can get a look at the very short lived Jessica Rabbit store, called Jessica's. Merchandise photos, store displays, interior photos and that famous leg-swinging sign are all there. Check back often and remember there are new photos every day to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

New Jessica Speedshop Cap Available in Disney Parks

There is a new Jessica hat available in Disney Parks. The Jessica's Custom Speedshop cap is available at several locations including Epcot and at the Gone Hollywood store in Disney's California Adventure. The cap is all black and has the same image on front as the Jessica's Custom Speedshop t-shirt. They are selling for $19.95 each. Thanks to everyone for giving the heads up on this new hat.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jessica Rabbit Concept Art

Over at the Tumblr page - Jessica Rabbit World - you'll see some concept art work of Jessica Rabbit in several stages of the development of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. There is also art which I have recreated to full color for a good look at how Jessica Rabbit could have appeared from her earliest concept art fazes. Take a look and check back often!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Jessica Rabbit Appreciation

Over at Jessica Rabbit World, the Tumblr page for, things are underway for the Anniversary Celebration of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Yesterday was Roger Rabbit Appreciation, which was full of park photos of everyone's favorite toon funny bunny. It wouldn't be much of an celebration without a good showing of appreciation for Jessica Rabbit! Take a look at some of the memorable Jessica Rabbit photos through the years at Disney Parks!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pin Release - Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary

The Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary Pin was released in both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort on May 30th. The pin commemorates the milestone 25th Anniversary of the film. It features Jessica Rabbit holding Roger from their very last moment in the movie. It is a layered pin, which also features red glitter fill to the entire background of the pin, and on Jessica's dress. They sold for $12.95 each and are listed as a Limited Edition of 1000 (not 500 as previously stated).