Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
BILL: My animation career was an accident. I just met the right people at CalArts. Savage Steve Holland was a super influence on me. He was the guy that told me to change my major into animation in my second year. But all the fellas back then were a huge influence on me. it was very healthy competition at CalArts.
ALEX: Could you give us a bit of insight to how do you come up with the stories for your cartoons?
BILL: How do I come up with stories... I'm not sure if there's a simple answer to that. It's a very complex process. And I'm never at ease with it. Writing is very hard, like torture. None of this stuff comes easy to me. I wish I was like Woody Allen, where it just flows. But I'm not. It's a fist-fight every time, somehow I have an instinctual knowledge of what seems to be funny. THANK-GOD! And my instincts seem to sync up with what makes people laugh. But a lot of it is nervous energy, comedy is like a defense mechanism. It's like the world scares me and I just fend it off with gags.
ALEX: Can you tell us some more about Tummy Trouble and how you got involved in that project?
BILL: The Roger Rabbit stuff came after we started the Simpsons. It appealed to me because it was high-end animation. And I wanted that chance to work on stuff that was challenging you on quality.
BILL: HAHAAA... It never stops....
Sunday, January 5, 2014
As found on Darrin Brege Art Tumblr page:
Thanks to Thomas Rebel for the heads up! =D
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
BTW, she's holding a small giveaway so there's another reason to not miss this interview ;)
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The thing is, Roger is loved in other countries a lot more than he is where I come from. In America, he is well known, but that is about it. But in Japan, like Oswald and Stitch, he is well loved.
Here is an example. The Takara Tomi Roger doll.
You may notice that it's a smaller size than most Roger plushes, but in my opinion, it's the most based off of the character. Things from the tie to the one eye being smaller than the other are perfectly replicated.
Then there is this talking doll from the 80's that I found.
If you are interested in buying them, here are the links on Ebay.
Talking doll: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-18-EXTREMELY-RARE-Japanese-ROGER-RABBIT-talking-disney-doll-figure-MIB-/200973212099?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ecaefd9c3
Takara Tomy Roger: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Takara-Tomy-Arts-Beans-Collection-Roger-Rabbit-From-Japan-Pre-Order-/251337251263?pt=Stuffed_Animals_US&hash=item3a84de19bf
Bunnyfriend, sorry for not telling you about this, but it was important enough to post.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Gary K. Wolf’s “Ask Me Anything” at Reddit, and the first chapter of “Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?” narrated by Gar— I mean, Walter Windchill
Are you interested to know some interesting stuff about Roger Rabbit, Toontown, his novels and their creator: Gary K. Wolf? Then go here and read all the answers he left to several Redditors who asked him some great questions about “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, “Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?” and basically everything related to the floppy-eared rabbit.
Again, the link where you can find Gary Wolf’s “Ask Me Anything” is:
Also, he shared with all Roger Rabbit fans this video, in which Walter Windchill (the gossip columnist who bores a striking resemblance to Gary Wolf) is narrating the first episode of “Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?” for us:
Are you willing to know what comes next? Better keep your simoleons ready! “Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?” will be available for pre-order on October 22nd, and then you’ll know the rest of this story ;)