Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pin Release - Jessica November Calendar

The Jessica Rabbit November Calendar Pin was released on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at the Disney Studio Store Hollywood and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop (formerly the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store). Oddly, the Pin was not shown as being released on the Disney Soda Fountain Facebook page, so there is no usual photo from them. There are very few of these pins seen on eBay, but it looks like the release was official on that day. The front background image has a gold glitter fill. Jessica's original signature is on the right of the pin. There is also the "2013" below that and the usual half shot of her. The inside shows Jessica Rabbit in a red dress with apron, holding a platter of turkey. Her dress is red glitter filled. The background is a brown or gold glitter fill with big leaves surrounding Jessica. The calendar portion is printed on the bottom half. Thanksgiving is indicated with a leaf on the calendar. The pins sold for $16.95 each and are a Limited Edition of 300.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Who Wacked Roger Rabbit Novel Released

The wait is over. The time is now. The third novel in the Roger Rabbit series, Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf has been released. It is available for $4.99 through Musa Publishing. Get your copy of this new eBook today!

As if that wasn't enough, there is another contest going on at the Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? Facebook Page for today only - so head over there now to join in.

To read my review of the new Roger Rabbit novel - CLICK HERE.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Production Stops On Disney Classics Collection Statues

The unfortunate news is going around that the Walt Disney Classics Collection line, which has been in production for over 20 years, is being retired as of this month. No new statues are in the works and whatever is left on the shelves is all that remains. The WDCC line started in 1992 and became a beloved tradition of sorts for many collectors. Over the years they have produced countless characters into high quality statues which were found in the parks or through dealers. The line became increasingly popular and as the character selection widened, so did the interest.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gary Wolf and Roger Rabbit

There's some big news out of Toontown! Did you know that Who Framed Roger Rabbit is nearing the 1 Billion dollar mark? That's right, all these years later people still love the rabbit. If you've been on this site, you know a third Roger Rabbit novel, Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?, is due out any day now. The long wait is finally over. You can read my review of the book HERE, and while you're waiting, why not download a free copy of the first novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? - available until November 26th. If you pre-ordered the new novel, then you're already flipping the digital pages to see what's to become of Roger, Eddie and Jessica. Don't forget - the third novel is out for major release Friday, November 29th. Recently, Gary Wolf gave a little insight into the writing of all the Roger Rabbit series over at Musa Publishing's blog, see what it took to bring all these characters to the page:
Musa Publishing: Gary and Roger - Together Forever : Writing Through The Ages by Andrea Colasanto

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Visit To Toontown

With all this talk about toons lately - since the new Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? novel is coming out in a few days - you might want to take a trip to the Disney park area inspired by Gary Wolf, the Real Toontown! Can't make your way out there to California, don't worry yourself until you're seeing stars floating around your head - because Daveland Blog has a great article about the town where toons live, complete with photos. You'll be seeing stars, weasels and dancing shoes at the most visited attractions in that area of the park, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. So if you've never been there before, have a read and enjoy the colorful atmosphere of Toontown:
Davelandblog: Trip Report Pt. 7: Toon Town and Roger Rabbit

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Get Your Free Copy Of Who Censored Roger Rabbit

You can now download a FREE copy of the book that started the rabbit habit - Who Censored Roger Rabbit? This is a limited time offer, valid until November 26th. Simply go to Smashwords and download your free copy today. Find out how it all began, the differences between the movie and the book, what Jessica Rabbit was originally like! Don't miss out on the zany mayhem of Gary Wolf's novel, which first introduced us to all those wacky toons.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? Novel Review

In 1981, the mystery novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf blended humans and comic-strip stars together in one world. It was such a different type of story that many publishers had turned it away because it couldn't be categorized. The story involved comic star Roger Rabbit and detective Eddie Valiant who are in the middle of a murder investigation. It was so different and imaginative that it got attention before it was even published. The movie rights were bought by Disney and went on to become Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The film was such a success that it arguably revitalized Disney's feature animation department. However, the adventures didn't really end with the movie.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Angelina Jolie As Maleficent

She's been called the human version of Jessica Rabbit, but Angelina Jolie is playing an in-the-flesh version of Disney Villain Maleficent. This live-action version of Disney's Sleeping Beauty, titled Maleficent, will be focusing more on the villain herself. The movie is now scheduled to be released in summer 2014. Here is the first look at the movie.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pin Release - Jessica Rabbit DCA Pins Collection Four

A fourth series of Castmember Jessica Rabbit pins was released on Saturday, November 9th. This time, there are nine pins in all. They are Walt Disney Imagineer Exclusives and were only sold to Disney employees. Jessica Rabbit is dressed as Disneyland Castmembers, each pin is a different costume from a ride or attraction. They are a Limited Edition of 150 and sold for $14.95 each pin. The uniforms are Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain, Storybook Land, Critter Country, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Mickey's Toontown and Big Thunder Mountain.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jessica Rabbit Sign Custom Standee

Suspended Animation brings us another Jessica Rabbit custom standee, and this one is definitely a favorite pose among many people. This standee is a replica of the Jessica Rabbit neon sign that once graced Pleasure Island. The sign was originally part of the Jessica's store back in 1991 and stayed on the building for a few years until it was moved the to West End stage and became part of the iconic Pleasure Island sign. The stage and sign were removed in 2006, but now's your chance to have a memento of Jessica's famous form. This standee is a full 24 inches tall and features a glitter dress. This is only available through eBay, so check it out now and give your Jessica Rabbit fan something amazing for the holidays.

Don't forget to visit Suspended Animations Etsy shop, for a huge selection of character wreaths, trinket boxes and standees featuring characters like The Little Mermaid Ariel, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Cheshire Cat, Jack Skellington and more!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Favorite Roger Rabbit Scene Contest

The Who Wacked Roger Rabbit countdown clicks even louder as we drawn closer to the release of the third Hare-Raising novel! A new contest was posted that everyone and anyone who loves Roger, Jessica and the rest of the toons can enter. The official rules, post on the Who Wacked Roger Rabbit Facebook Page your favorite Roger Rabbit scene - either from the movie or one of the books - and you'll be entered to win a Roger Rabbit figurine!

One winner will be chosen from those who comment with an answer, so have some fun revisiting Roger and Toontown!

Grab the books and watch your DVD's. The contest runs through Wednesday November 13th at midnight.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Now Available - Jessica And Roger Rabbit Figure

At D23 2013, a Roger and Jessica Rabbit 25th Anniversary statue by COSTA ALAVEZOS was released which was similar to a big figure made many years ago. This smaller version stands at 12" tall and is now selling through the Disney Store Website It is a full resin statue with dark-pink glitter accents to Jessica's dress. It's selling for $95 and appears to be an Open Edition piece.

"'Toon duo
Why dont'cha do right and p-p-please give a good home to this delightful fully sculptured statuette featuring 'Toontown's premiere cartoon couple. You'll be drawn to them instantly!

Magic in the details...
  • Created especially for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort
  • Fully sculptured ''medium figure''
  • Glitter accents
  • Artist: Costa Alavezos
  • Inspired by Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Part of The Art of Disney Theme Parks Collection

The bare necessities
  • Resin
  • 12 1/2'' H x 7'' W x 6 1/4'' D
  • Imported

Monday, November 4, 2013

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #65 - Magnetic Bottle Opener

The Jessica Rabbit Magnetic Bottle Opener was revealed at the D23 event. It's inexpensive, appealing, and eye catching! Should you add this to your own collection? Read on for the review!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Cultural Effect Of Jessica Rabbit

Roger Rabbit isn't the only character from the book and movie to have made an impact on people for the past 25 years. Jessica Rabbit stole hearts and stirred imaginations when she made her movie debut in Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988, but her origins go further back to the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf. The book is a very different from the movie - however it still features Roger, Jessica, Eddie, Baby Herman, toons, and a murder plot.

Jessica was a different kind of woman in the book and the tone was a very dark and involved murder mystery. So if you are a fan of the movie and haven't read it, you'll definitely want to! You can grab the Kindle Edition at

How did Gary get his head wrapped around the curvaceous form of Jessica Rabbit? What impact has she had? The countdown to Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? continues with this next article:
Musa Publishing: What Is It About Redheads? : The Cultural Effect of Jessica Rabbit by Andrea Colasanto