Jessica Rabbit statuettes 2

Ruben Procopio was a long-time Disney animator and maquette sculptor.  He produced a Jessica figure for the Disney Showcase collection, through Grand Jesster, in 2009.   A Jessica ‘Gallery of Light’ figure by Robert Olszewski was available in the Disney parks in 2010.   In 2011, Ryuji produced a manga-styled …

Jessica Rabbit statuettes 1

Jessica maquettes were made so that the animators could visualize her from all directions for their drawings.  Dave Spafford created his own maquette before he had even been assigned to the production.  It was based on early character designs.  Other film production figures are shown below.   Jessica Rabbit has always …

61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards presentation was held on March 29, 1989.  The television show was broadcast on ABC. The opening musical number was a notorious send-up on Snow White, featuring Rob Lowe and Eileen Bowman.  The next day, Walt Disney Company filed suit against AMPAS for copyright infringement in …

Joe Ranft

Joe Ranft left CalArts after his sophomore year to join Disney in 1980.  He worked with Darrell Van Citters on the Fun With Mr. Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Sport Goofy in Soccermania teams.  He worked for Amblin on the Toontown portion of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.     Ranft was a puppeteer on …