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“Rich Custard Dishes”

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

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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.

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BEIGNETS! And Walt’s Magical Adventure

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Tap here to see my beignets story!

The above story was made with the new Story app from Disney.

And here’s another one:
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Walt’s Magical Adventure

The images in Walt’s Magical Adventure were created in Disney’s HAPPINESSCAM app.

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Tripping over both bells and whistles

Tripping over both bells and whistles.

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Star Wars Weekends 2011

From StarWars.com…

Star Wars Weekends 2011 will be held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 12.

A complete and more detailed Star Wars Weekends celebrity lineup will be announced soon, but here are two fan-favorites returning for 2011:

Anthony Daniels, known worldwide for his portrayal of everyone’s favorite protocol droid, C-3PO, will return this year for Weekend 1 (May 20-22) and Weekend 2 (May 27-29).

Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will appear each weekend this year as Celebrity Host of a behind-the-scenes talk show entitled “Clone Wars: Behind the Force.” Ashley is no stranger to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Ashley, who grew up in central Florida, had one of her first show-business roles as a parade performer at the theme park.


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Long-Forgotten 3D Pictures of the Haunted Mansion

The Long-Forgotten blog has View Masters From Outer Space (in 3D!). Great Haunted Mansion 3D shots and how to make yours from video.

See for yourself!


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