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“Rich Custard Dishes”

20130929-105333.jpgHmm…Something very familiar about @GaryKWolf’s “Toontown Through a Keyhole: Rich Custard Dishes” ^_^

Cover Blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

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Quoting from Toontown Through A Keyhole

Huzzah! Here’s the cover blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? Sounds like a must read, don’t cha think?

Hard-boiled gumshoe Eddie Valiant lands a plum job as Gary Cooper’s bodyguard while Coop scouts locations for his next movie—a screwball comedy titled Hi, Toon! But Eddie’s dream job quickly turns into a nightmare. The film’s being shot in Toontown, and Coop’s co-star turns out to be none other than Roger Rabbit.

Eddie’s a big fan of Coop. Of Roger? Not so much.

Now a sinister hoodlum is threatening to murder Coop if the movie gets made. Before long, Eddie, Coop, Roger, and the ever-glamorous Jessica Rabbit are embroiled in a mystery that could destroy Toontown. When Roger bites off more Toonish trouble than Eddie can swallow, the answer to the question Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? suddenly becomes no laughing matter.

For more information, look here. And follow Gary on Twitter at @GaryKWolf & @GaryKWolf_WWRR.

Full disclosure: I was asked to write a blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? — not the one I quoted above — and was given a free review copy to do that. Stay Tooned!

Follow Roger Rabbit creator Gary K. Wolf on Twitter. P-p-p-please!

20130824-161840.jpgRoger Rabbit fans: You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movie and shorts, you even might have found his Facebook page… But do you follow Gary K. Wolf on Twitter? P-p-p-please do! He’s there as @GaryKWolf & @GaryKWolf_WWRR.

P-p-p-please follow him, then welcome Gary to the twitterverse!

Gary K. Wolf’s long-awaited 3rd Roger Rabbit novel

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Hey, Roger Rabbit fans!

Gary K. Wolf has a Facebook page — “Fans of Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? — where you can keep up to date on all the latest developments about Gary’s long-awaited 3rd Roger Rabbit novel.

Check it out: “Fans of Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?.

Gary also writes on his blog: Toontown Through a Keyhole. That’s fun, too!

Jessica Rabbit Busts Out at Disney Park

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Image courtesy of CharacterCentral.net

Originally brought to Toon life in Gary K. Wolf‘s novel “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?”, Jessica Rabbit first appeared onscreen in Disney/Touchstone’s 1988 “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” motion picture but has been noticeably absent from Disney theme parks as a character you can “meet and greet”.

Until yesterday.

On May 24th, Jessica Rabbit walked around for the very first time in any Disney theme park. The photo above was taken in Disneyland Paris during the Disney Dreamers Event.

She’s not creepy, she’s just portrayed that way.

Jessica certainly wasn’t creepy looking on the old Pleasure Island sign at WDW…
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and she still looks great in many animatronic depictions of her in Roger Rabbit’s CarToon Spin at Disneyland.

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But this walk-around of Jessica Rabbit in the park is a bit creepy looking because with this particular mask face she seems like a blow up doll. It would be better to have the same outfit below the neck but with a beautiful real woman face character (with padding in her costume as necessary). Also, change the wig to cover her right eye most of the time, as in the Roger Rabbit movie. And the look can be achieved with humans portraying Jessica, as in this photograph courtesy of Hyracoden Photography Studio:
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It would be more interesting if Jessica could talk, which is easier if she’s a face character. There might be fewer passes and pawing by too-excited males if she’s allowed to say snarky lines at them and occasionally slap a face when necessary, too! There just needs to be an advisory sign at the meet and greet area, similar to ones at Splash Mountain but with the wording slightly changed to “CAUTION: YOU MIGHT GET SLAPPED.”

For more about the Jessica Rabbit walk-around character see The Jessica Rabbit Debate – Park Character Under Heavy Scrutiny.

What are your thoughts about this? — leave a reply below or follow me (@DisneyEcho) on Twitter and leave a comment there!

All photos and characters copyrighted © by their respective owners.

Roger Rabbit Collectibles

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Roger Rabbit fans, Gary K. Wolf alerted me today about a pretty neat collectible I bet you’ll be interested in.

Gary decorated an artists palette for a favorite local charity of his, the Brookline Arts Center. You can see it larger and even bid on it here. Be sure to place your bid before time runs out, then keep checking back to see if yours is the leading bid.

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Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?

Also, Gary autographed a Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit? book for a guy named Shaun. Gary wrote me, “It got lost in the mail. I sent him another one. Now, after 12 weeks, it came back to me. It’s personalized with his name. I sell them for $40.”

So, if you’re a Roger Rabbit fan and your name is Shaun — or even Shawn or Deshawn — you can have it for $10 plus $6.50 postage. According to Gary, “I can easily change the u into a w so a Shawn would work too.”

Shaun, Shawn, or Deshawn can write to Gary through his web site, www.garywolf.com. There’s a contact link there. Ask for the Shaun book, and he’ll give you the payment details.

And p-p-p-p-please consider bidding on the artist palette!


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