Saturday, April 22, 2017

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Grand Celebration And Character Cavalcade

April 12th, 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris' grand opening. In an equally grand fashion they held a huge ceremony featuring 150 Disney characters included in their Grand Celebration and Character Cavalcade Parade.

(photo right via Disneyland Dream)
The morning began with a special opening ceremony which focused on the five different lands of the park and many rare characters who aren't often seen. Later in the day there was a parade featuring all the characters and dancers from the opening ceremony. Very surprisingly, Jessica Rabbit was one of those characters included. Lets take a look at the day's events...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pin Preview - Love Is An Adventure Roger And Jessica Rabbit

A new pin event will be held in Walt Disney World's Epcot Center on August 25th and 26th. Love is an Adventure will spotlight many Disney Characters with brand new pins. A Who Framed Roger Rabbit Mini Jumbo pin will be available at the event. It is designed by Dawn Ockstadt, will be a Limited Edition of 300 and sells for $24.99. There will be a 3D sculpted base metal frame featuring characters from the Ink and Paint Club - Crow musicians, Bongo the Gorilla, Octopus bartender and Penguin waiters. In the center there will be a full color printed insert with Roger and Jessica Rabbit. Check Disney's Official Event Page for the full itinerary and registration.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Jessica Rabbit Appears In Disneyland Paris Anniversary Parade

Check out the ImNotBad Twitter feed for photos and video of Jessica Rabbit making her second park appearance for the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris. Though Jessica made one park appearance before, it was at the Disney Dreamers Everywhere event in 2013 (pictured right) which was not open to the general public. For 2017 Jessica was included in the 150 characters taking part in the Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary, alongside other rare faces like Oswald the Rabbit, The Rescuers, Emperor Kuzco, Milo & Kida, Hercules & Meg and many more. The day began with a big opening ceremony featuring all the characters around the castle. Roger and Jessica Rabbit marched out with many others to It's A Small World which was partly combined with the Main Street Electrical Parade Theme. The characters all performed to Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, When You Wish Upon a Star, and music created for the anniversary. Later in the day there was an Anniversary Parade featuring all the characters seen during the opening ceremony.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Miss Switch Custom Figure By Gary Anderson

In taking a break from the usual Disney related news, I wanted to show a custom figure I had commissioned that is absolutely amazing. In rediscovering some retro cartoons online I stumbled across The Trouble with Miss Switch, an ABC Weekly Special cartoon from 1980 that I had watched often. The cartoons were based on a 1971 children's book of the same name by Barbara Brooks Wallace. The book was fairly popular and when it was translated into cartoons they were re-run frequently due to the high interest. The cartoon specials were produced by Ruby-Spears who made shows like Heathcliff and Dingbat, Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show. I wondered how any popular 80's cartoon would have slipped by without some kind of merchandise - other than the books whose covers were changed to depict versions of the characters from the cartoon. That's when I asked a talented customizer. I had followed his work for many years and asked if he was up for the challenge. The end result is exactly what I had asked for and turned out to be a fantastic custom figure. Read all about the creation of this figure and learn more about the artist living in Ireland who has a love of pop culture and action figures...