In the words of Jessica Rabbit, “You’ve got me all wrong. You don’t know how hard it is being a woman looking the way I do.”
The cartoon wife of Roger Rabbit is getting a total makeover, and some fans are very unhappy about it.
The buxom babe known for wearing a tight red glittery dress, elbow-length purple gloves and high heels will no longer look like this.
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” is more like, “Who Altered Jessica Rabbit?”
The sexy cartoon will no longer don her red dress or gloves. Her ample bosom will no longer be on display.
She’s being covered up with a trench coat and fedora.
According to reports, Disneyland is making Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin ride “more relevant” by promoting Jessica Rabbit from a femme fatale to a detective and the star of the show.
“Jessica Rabbit has determined it is past time for her to throw her fedora in the ring by starting her own private investigation service,” according to the ride’s new official backstory, The Orange County Register first reported. “Watch out weasels, your reign of terror is over.”
Here’s some more information about the new Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin backstory at Disneyland. This poster will be displayed in the queue.
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 15, 2021
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin ride is located at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.
The ride is based off of the 1988 film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” and riders are taken through Toontown in a taxi cab to locate Jessica.
In addition to this “more relevant” update, a number of politically incorrect scenes have been axed from the ride as well.
The ride’s former finale showed a sexy Jessica tied up in the back of a weasel’s trunk. This will no longer be a part of the ride.
Fans have not taken kindly to the change in the cartoon’s look.
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One fan took to Twitter writing, “1) Can we *please* stop calling these things “updating for a modern audience”? As if you enjoy this stuff, you’re “out of time” or some bullshit. 2) I feel like this is more of a prudish move more than removal of the damsel in distress trope.”
Another tweeted, “I recently heard about Disney re-designing Jessica Rabbit for “modern audiences” and while I am not a fan of that idea at all – it got me thinking. Are damsel-type female characters still allowed to exist?”
And one person put bluntly, “This is bulls***!”
Disney has revamped a few other rides to remove politically incorrect and problematic scenes.
Splash Mountain and The Jungle Cruise rides have undergone or are currently undergoing a makeover.