Friday, August 30, 2013

Cover Blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

The official cover blurb for the third Roger Rabbit installment, Who Wacked Roger Rabbit, has been revealed! Take a peek at what's to come in just a few months with this brand new "tail" featuring Roger, Eddie, Jessica and more!

Toontown Through a Keyhole: Cover Blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Who Wacked Roger Rabbit Contests Begin

Over at the Who Wacked Roger Rabbit Facebook page, the countdown for the book release has begun with contests lasting until November. Musa Publishing will start to celebrate the release of Gary K. Wolf's long anticipated third Toontown novel with a new contest every week! You can win book downloads, a pre-order of Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?, Musa Publishing gift certificates OR memorabilia from Gary's personal collection! So keep an eye on the Facebook page, Gary's website, and right here for all the news and info. Each contest will be different and last for a week, bringing us closer to the book release. For this weeks contest, two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 2nd after 10:00 p.m. EST, so don't delay - head on over there today!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Roger Rabbit and Jessica Sketchbook Ornament

It looks there won't be a long wait for a Jessica Rabbit Christmas ornament after all. Summer is barely over and it's already starting to look a lot like Christmas with this brand new Roger and Jessica Rabbit Sketchbook Ornament from the Disney Store. This is a Fully sculptured figural ornament featuring Jessica holding her hubby, Roger. Jessica's dress is a fully glittered gown. One great aspect to this ornament is that it is freestanding for tree or desk display. There is a gold 2013 Disney Store logo charm at the top hook and it stands at 4 1/4'' tall. The ornament is inspired by Disney Store artist sketchbooks and, even better, sells for only $12.95 each.

Head on over to the Disney Store to Order Now.

Toontown Treat: Why don't 'cha do right by the holidays and ''p-p-please'' hang this sparkling Roger and Jessica ornament on your family tree, animating the festivities with colorful cartoon capers all season long.

Magic in the details...
  • Fully sculptured figural ornament
  • Hand painted
  • Glittering gown
  • Freestanding for desk or tree display
  • Satin ribbon for hanging
  • 2013 Disney Store logo charm
  • Inspired by Disney Store artist sketchbooks

The bare necessities
  • Resin
  • 4 1/4'' H
  • Imported

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pin Preview - Jessica Rabbit Salute

There is a new Jessica Rabbit pin coming this October in Walt Disney World - based on the "Salute" shirt which came out last year. Though it's hard to tell from the photo, the arm of the pin might be hinged to make Jessica salute. This pin will be an Open Edition pin but the price is not yet determined.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Roger Rabbit Anniversary in D23 Magazine

While the new issue of Disney Twenty Three Magazine was feeling the chill of the upcoming movie Frozen, they still had time to recall the hot summer days back in 1988 and pay homage to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The fall 2013 issue features a four page article by Ross Anderson called Rabbit Feat, highlighting key moments of the movie creation. It's a wonderful story which brings to attention the importance Who Framed Roger Rabbit had within the Disney company and some interesting information about the artists and crew.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What Do They Call Jessica Rabbit In China

Jessica Rabbit is no doubt one of the most memorable cartoon characters of all time, and she's becoming even more ingrained in peoples minds as the years pass. We now have a little proof that she's actually known world-wide! Do you have any idea of the "nickname" for Jessica Rabbit in China? The creator of Jessica Rabbit, Gary Wolf, has an interesting story waiting for you on his blog:

Toontown Through a Keyhole: Jessica Rabbit In China: I just got back from a six week trip to China. While I was there, I gave a number of lectures to college-level art, writing, and ani...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pin Release - Hidden Mickey Patriotic Jessica Rabbit

The new Hidden Mickey pins for 2013 might be showing up in the parks now. One new series, called the Patriotic Disney Characters, includes 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. The back is marked as #3 of 5. This Jessica design is also available as a special "chaser" pin, which is created in sliver with no paint colors or fill. The back is marked #17 of 20. Keep on the look out for these new collections at Disney Pin locations around the parks. 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.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pin Preview - Disney Cruise Jessica Rabbit Halloween

We have a photo of a wonderful upcoming pin this year. Feast your eyes on mermaid Jessica Rabbit. This is the second Jessica mermaid pin, the first was Jessica as Ariel from 2008. Though it's not clear if this is Jessica as Ariel again, or just as a mermaid, she is wearing a sea shell top with a long green mermaid tail while sitting on a rock in the ocean and holding a trick-or-treat bag. From the logo you can see of in the corner, this will be offered on the Disney Cruises for this Halloween season. You can also see the shape of the cruise ship in the moon. They will be a Limited Edition of 1000 and price and release dates are to be determined. Thanks to Amanda for use of this photo.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Now Available - Jessica Rabbit And Disney Redheads Poster

The new Redheads print by Amy Mebberson is now available at Dark Ink for $50 each and is a Limited Edition of 250 signed silk screens measuring 18" x 24." It features many of Disney famous red haired characters including Jessica Rabbit. There's other characters like Madam Medusa, Ariel, Peter Pan, Slue-Foot Sue, Launchpad McQuack and Thomas O'Malley from the Aristocats who is being held by Jessica. Now's your chance to own this amazing print with all of Disney's famous redheads!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Custom Who Framed Roger Rabbit Poster

There's always some fantastic custom artwork available from talented artists all around the internet. Check out this Who Framed Roger Rabbit inspired movie poster titled The Whole Thing's a Set Up by Chelsea Patterson at Cutestreak Designs and now available through Etsy. The colors are popping, the designs are zany, and the whole thing is toony! It features the sinister Judge Doom, a gun-wielding Jessica Rabbit, detective Eddie Valiant and a slew of other little movie details.

Head on over to Cutestreak Designs to take a look at more colorful artwork available.

Monday, August 12, 2013

FLIP: Roger Rabbit Reunion Party - Friday August 16th

Over at FLIP Animation, another Roger Rabbit Reunion is being called, this time for all the animators who worked so hard on this amazing movie. If you were an animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, then this news is for you:

FLIP: Roger Rabbit Reunion Party - Friday August 16th: Calling all Roger Rabbit alumni - on Friday August 16th Tom Sito, Don Hahn, and Max Howard are hosting a Roger Rabbit reunion party in Sherman Oaks. So if you fancy reminiscing about the good old days of hand-drawn animation then grab your Rabbit memorabilia and head for Sherman Oaks on Friday.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Jessica Rabbit Drawn At D23

Talented artist Kevin Hill was at the Disney Dream Store creating artwork of Jessica Rabbit on the last day of D23. Take a look at his amazing, colorful drawing of Jessica!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Jessica Rabbit Christmas Ornament At D23

The D23 offered another sneak peek at the 2014 Jessica Rabbit Hallmark Christmas ornament this weekend. This is the first time ever Hallmark has added our favorite toon diva in their ornament line. There's no details on this so far, and it will be quite a long wait since it is not for this year's holiday season, but it's well worth the wait. Take a look at some different angles of this great ornament that our correspondent captured.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The 2013 D23 Convention

Here's an official D23 report from our correspondent, Andoni, out there in the middle of all the exciting D23 happenings. A Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin ride vehicle of Lenny the Cab (Benny's cousin) was on display with information which reads:

"Based on the 1988 hit film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin features 17 Audio Animatronics figures, 59 animated props, and 20 special effects, letting guests revisit Toontown as Roger attempts to rescue his beloved wife, Jessica Rabbit, from the evil henchmen known as the Weasels.

As the attraction takes you through downtown Toontown, be on the lookout for the dreaded glowing dip, which could send your cartoon ride into a turbulent tailspin! Up until that point, the vehicle is controlled and the steering wheel is rigid - but as soon as you hit the dip, the vehicle starts spinning!

Once this kinetic action begins, it continues pretty much non-stop, much like the movie it pays homage to - full of wild humor and over-the-top "toonage.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

DSF Back To School ID Pins Delayed

The Back To School ID pin series which was supposed to be released on August 3rd 2013 has been delayed do to a manufacturing issue and will not be released until August 31st. The official statement from Disney Soda Fountain Store:

"VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! We have just learned that because of manufacturer delays out of our control we are not able to release the Back to School series this coming weekend August 3, 2013. We will move the Back to School pin release to Saturday, August 31, and apologize for the change of plans.

In place of Back to School, we will substitute the Perfume Series for Saturday, August 3, 2013. We think that you will like these pins. Each piece features a real tassel, PVC, and glitter. Thank you for your continued support and loyalty."

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Disney Redheads Poster Available at D23

Acme Limited will be offering a few new Disney silk screens at the D23 Event this August. You can see them at Acme's own booth at the show, or they will be available at the Dream Store during the event. One print in particular by Amy Mebberson is called Redheads - and it features many of Disney famous red haired characters including Jessica Rabbit. There's other characters like Madam Medusa, Ariel, Peter Pan, Slue-Foot Sue, Launchpad McQuack and Thomas O'Malley from the Aristocats who is being held by Jessica. They will be a 250 piece signed edition measuring 18″ x 24″, selling for $50.00 and comes with a certificate which will have a legend printed on the back of each characters name for easy reference. Regular prints will be available at Dark Ink starting on August 16th.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pin Release - Jessica August Calendar

The surprise Jessica Rabbit August Calendar pin was released on August 3, 2013 at the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store. A quarter shot of Jessica is on the front of the calendar. The background this time is a light orange glitter fill. Jessica's signature and "2013" are there as usual. The inside of the pin when opened shows Jessica Rabbit ready to take a vacation. Jessica is strutting to the airport and all dressed up in a vintage style dress - wearing a red sun hat, short pink gloves, white top with puffed sleeves, and a pink skirt. She's holding a plane ticket in her right hand and a suitcase in the other which is covered in stickers. There are plane tickets and paper falling around her. The background behind Jessica is a clear teal glitter fill. The bottom half has the month of August printed on, the days of the week, and the full dates for the month - made like an actual calendar, though no special markings this time with no major holidays in August. They sold for $16.95 each and are a Limited Edition of 300.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Disney Designer Fairytale Collection Revealed

For Disney Fairytale Designer Collection #2 CLICK HERE.

It is the most anticipated doll release of the year. The Designer Collection series revitalized Disney's Princesses and people hoped more characters would eventually be included as each years new series was announced. However, this time around it started off with a lot of mixed feelings. Heavy speculation (and high hopes) were put into a possible Leading Ladies or Heroines series for the next Designer set of dolls. New characters like Merida and others like Tink, Sally, Alice or even Jessica could have been stunningly recreated in Disney Designer glory. Rumors began to swirl around the internet back in March with Designer Doll artist, Steven Thompson, hinting on his site that there was something in the works for this year, especially with the D23 convention happening. Then came rumor from sources that unnamed CastMembers found out the new series would be Designer Couples. This rumor turned out to be true.