Monday, September 28, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Mickey's All American Pin Quest Jessica

Title: Mickey's All American Pin Quest Jessica Rabbit
Released: July 17 2003 in the Disneyland Resort
Price: $8.50
Limited Edition: 2500

To celebrate Disneyland's Birthday in 2003 a special public pin even was held called Mickey's All American Pin Quest. Postcards for all the lands were given out, each one having a blank outline of a character. Certain shops in Disneyland sold the pin you needed. Jessica Rabbit's pin was sold in the Gag Factory in Toontown. The postcard reads "Greeting's from Mickey's Toontown" at the top. Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman are riding the red trolley. When the pin of Jessica is punched onto the card it looks like she is getting onto the trolley. The back of the card is white with Jessica's shape and the address of where to find the pin.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pin Preview - Seasons Greetings 2015 Mystery Set

After quite a long time, we have a pin preview of something to come this holiday season. The Seasons Greetings 2015 Mystery Set will feature Disney Princesses like Elsa, Belle and Tiana - but also includes Jessica Rabbit. There is no word on how many characters will be in the set, but the front package does state that there are chaser pins, so there's no telling yet which characters will be included. All the pins are shaped like a different snowflake, each other filled with a different glitter color. Jessica's boarder is pink with silver heart shapes. She is in a silver bordered oval in the center. The pose seems to be similar to her Valentine's Day 2005 pin. There's no word on price or edition size, but it is marked as Limited Edition. Thanks to José for spotting this on the GenEARationD Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Disney Doll Release Schedule

It's dollMAGEDDON season, and this year the schedule is overflowing with new Disney doll releases. Always hoping there will be a new Jessica Rabbit doll on the way, I've been keeping tabs on what's coming out since the first Designer Collection was released in 2011. During all this reporting I've managed to buy a few things over the years myself, but sadly it appears we won't see a Jessica doll in 2015. There is, however, a new collection which could be promising in the future. The new Designer Collection has seen the release of shirts, mugs, bags and journals - with the dolls soon to come. What else can we expect from Disney, read on...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Hinged Pin Series

Title: Hinged Pin Series Jessica and Baby Herman
Released: December 23 2006 on the Disney Shopping website
Price: $12.95
Limited Edition: 250

Jessica knows a few things about the three R's and is showing Baby Herman how to spell. This hinged pin was part of a series featuring different Disney characters. This pin is a chalkboard shape and writing on the front says "Roger, Jessica" and has a stack of books. This part of the pin can open up on its hinge and revel another layer below which shows Jessica dresses as a teacher and trying to teach Baby Herman. Baby Herman is sitting on the stack of books and is holding his smoking cigar.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Who Is Betsy Brantley - Jessica Rabbit's Mysterious Stand-In

The task of bringing Jessica Rabbit to life was not an easy one. Animators went through several different design variations before they hit upon the final look that ended up on screen. It also took more than one woman to fill her shoes with speaking lines, singing and a stand-in. While we know the speaking voice was famously delivered by Kathleen Turner, and the singing voice from the Ink and Paint club beautifully crooned by Amy Irving, there is little said about the actress who stood in place FOR Jessica during rehearsals and scene preparations, Betsy Brantley. Let's find out more about who she is and how she helped create Jessica Rabbit...

Monday, September 14, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Take A Hike

Title: Take A Hike
Released: June 16 2007 at the Camp Pin-e-ha-ha Event in Disneyland
Price: $12.95
Limited Edition: 500

Jessica Rabbit is telling all the "city boys" to "take a hike"! She's wearing her park ranger outfit, and has her legs crossed. One leg is movable. The "Pin-e-ha-ha" and "take a hike" are 3D rubber elements. Jessica is also the top layer of the pin. It was released on a special backer card for the event. A one-of-a-kind Artist Proof of this pin was also available.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Labor Day Series 2006 Jessica

Title: Labor Day Series 2006 Jessica
Released: August 31 2006 on the Disney Auctions website
Price: $75
Limited Edition: 100

Who knew that Jessica Rabbit was also one heck of a cabaret singer and dancer. This pin series was released to commemorate Labor Day. The star of the Ink and Paint Club can give a show stopping performance - the sign behind her surrounded by lights reads: LIVE, On Stage, One Night Only, Jessica Rabbit. Jessica is in a short black dress, gloves, thigh-high boots, fishnet stockings and hat.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pin Release - WDI Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

At the 2015 D23 convention a Walt Disney Imagineering pin series was released commemorating all of Disneyland's attractions for the 60th Anniversary. Attractions included in the series were Disneyland Diamond Celebration Jumbo, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Autopia, Jungle Cruise, Mark Twain Riverboat, Big Thunder Mountain, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White's Scary Adventure, The Enchanted Tiki Room, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, King Arthur's Carousel, Storybook Canal Boats, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Matterhorn, Splash Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Alice in Wonderland, It's A Small World, Peter Pan's Flight and Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.

The border of the pin is a silver metal relief sculpted scene with all five weasels, the front of the ride building, and some of the toon props found in the ride. In the middle is a clear filled, multi-colord circle which has a stained glass appearance. Roger, Jessica and Benny the Cab are in the center. Jessica's dress is glitter filled. This was released only at D23 as a cast member only exclusive. It is Limited Edition of 300 and sold for $18.95 each.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Day Changes

A special Thank You to everyone who has enjoyed the Jessica Rabbit Pin of the Day. During the busier fall months the pin of the day will be changed over to the pin of the week. To see the past Jessica Rabbit pins of the day, there is a link at the bottom of the left column.