Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Redhead of the Week

Although she's a Toon, not mortal, most guys I know still like to stare at Jessica Rabbit, wife of the lead character in the 1988 film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

The thing that most turns us on about Jessica, besides having Kathleen Turner's speaking voice, Amy Irving's for singing, and a body that doesn't exist on real women? In Roger Rabbit's world, Toons like Jessica live alongside humans but are unbound by the laws of physics--as long as the result is funny.

What a great milieu.

What an interesting date.

Topping $70 million, Roger Rabbit was one of the most expensive films of its time, but earned double that in just North America. The film featured characters from competing animation studios, including one of the last appearances by Golden Age voice artist Mel Blanc. The film won four Oscars in 1989.

Thanks Jessica, writer Gary K. Wolf, and the incomparable Mel Blanc.

What's up, Doc?

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