While I was there, I gave a number of lectures to college-level art, writing, and animation students.
At one of these lectures in
Disney is not well known in
. You don’t see the abundance of Mickey Mouse
T-shirts so common around the world.
These young men shook their heads when I mentioned Roger Rabbit. They had never heard of him. Same with Eddie Valiant, Baby Herman, and
Benny the Cab. They had never heard of
these characters. China
Then I mentioned Jessica Rabbit.
I immediately got a response. The young men started nodding and saying something in Chinese.
I asked my translator what they were saying.
My translator told me their comments translated roughly to “Big melons.”
That’s my Jessica Rabbit! A standard of excellence wherever fresh fruit is sold.