Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Vinylmation Kingdom brings us some more good news when they picked up on a HUGE announcement from the Funko Prez. The statement:
For example: 4 new Pop! from Roger Rabbit are coming up next after series 5. Then we have a bunch of smaller groupings that all Disney fans will really love!”
So it is CONFIRMED, Roger and three other toons will be added to the assortment of characters, and released in a new way than the company has done previously. This still leaves a few questions, such as, which other characters will be produced and will we see them in any other series. Funko not only produces their main line of Pop! Vinyl figures, but has created some of the same characters from that series as plush dolls, bookmarks and bobbleheads. So, it will be interesting to see if the characters do make it to other lines. They also release the character figure in other paint options such as metallics, glow in the dark or different colors. Funko recently started a series of Disney Mystery Minis. These egg-head shaped characters come in three different variations in a sealed box, so you don't know which character, or version, you are going to get. This is the kind of line that would be perfect for Roger Rabbit characters as well.
We are pretty much guaranteed Roger will be one of the four square-headded Pop! Vinyl figures to be released. The President of Funko previously mentioned wanting Benny the Cab in the series, so it will be interesting to see if that can even work or if Benny is planned for a different line. Baby Herman is another name people are throwing around, and of course, Jessica! Hopefully we'll know more soon. Stay Tooned!
Monday, July 22, 2013
This hour long panel included guests who worked on the Who Framed Roger Rabbit film, discussing the process from taking the book to the screen, the creation of the characters and the process of animation and special effects. Producer Don Hahn served as host, and guests were Andreas Deja, Tom Sito, James Baxter, Nick Ranieri, Dave Bossert and Charles Fleischer. Here's what was said about Jessica Rabbit:
I want to talk about Jessica.
(Audience hoots and cheers, photo of Rita Hayworth comes on screen)
And Andreas, I want you to talk about Russell Hall. There was an animator on the show who's not with us today. We looked and looked for someone to design Jessica and animate Jessica, teach us everything we could possibly know about Jessica. We looked at Rita Hayworth in these stills. We had drawing classes, this is Walt Stanchfield our drawing instructor, with a leggy supermodel trying to show her how to walk. Walt was frustrated that she couldn't pose right so he finally got up and posed himself.
He's still doing that now by the way.
He's still stuck in that position. But, Jessica was animated by this rather shy looking gentlemen on the right, named Russell Hall. Andreas, what do you remember about Russell?
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Captain Toy, I was surprised by an image of a new Hallmark Christmas ornament coming for the 2014 holiday season - Jessica Rabbit! There hasn't been an ornament of Jessica in over ten years, and this is the first time ever Hallmark has added our favorite toon diva in their ornament line. Jessica Rabbit is sashaying her way to your tree and is sparkling in a glittered dress. The ornament was on display at Comic-Con along with many more to come for next year and this year. Head on over to Michael's great site for more images at Comic-Con.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Don't forget, at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con there will be a panel called Making Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary, led by legendary producer Don Hahn and with special guests animation masters Andreas Deja and James Baxter, animator/writer/historian Tom Sito, special effx wizard Dave Bossert and the voice of Roger Rabbit himself, Charles Fleisher. There will also be incredible clips and stories from the making of the film. Be sure to check it out if you're at Comic-Con!
To read the discussion and view video of the panel - CLICK HERE
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
By now, most comments about the pins have been fairly negative - I don't think it's needed to be mentioned that this is obviously an ongoing and monthly series. I'm not sure if people are displeased with the designs (many aren't happy that the front of the calendar will bear the same image) or are not impressed with the idea of this series all together.
Friday, July 12, 2013
The new Hidden Mickey Park Pins have been revealed for this year, featuring a bunch of colorful and fun new sets. One set, called the Patriotic Disney Characters, will include Jessica Rabbit. The pins is a red, white and blue shield with Jessica right up front and center and of course the small Mickey head icon. This Jessica pin design will also be in another special "chaser" pin set, which will be the more rare and hard-to-find pins of the group, all of which are created in sliver. Stay on the look out for these new collections at Disney Pin locations around the parks in late July. When you purchase $30 or more at a pin spot, you can buy a Hidden Mickey pin for $1, or you can trade your pins with other guests in the parks.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
To read the discussion and view video of the panel - CLICK HERE
You read that right - at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con there will be a panel called Making Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary. The official breakdown of the panel from Comic-Con states:
"The making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit is revealed with a world class panel of animators led by legendary producer Don Hahn and featuring a special appearance by the voice of Roger Rabbit himself, Charles Fleisher. The panel includes animation masters Andreas Deja and James Baxter, animator/writer/historian Tom Sito, and special effx wizard Dave Bossert, along with incredible clips and stories from the making of this classic film."
The panel will be on Friday July 19, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm. You can also check the Comic-Con Schedule for the full list of events and happenings.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Costa Alavezos will be at the upcoming D23 Convention in August signing the new Jessica and Roger Rabbit medium figure. Costa personally tweeted this photo, and says that the first 50 statues will be the special Limited Edition version in bronze. The rest of the statues will be this color version, standing at 14 inches tall and will sell for $95 each. So if you are headed to D23 this year, don't forget your opportunity to meet Costa and pick up this fantastic statue.