Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays from Toontown!!

Roger Christmas

Happy Holidays from your wacky and zany friends at Toontown Antics!!

P.S. This neat picture belongs to DisneyGirl52 =3

Friday, December 11, 2009

Who ya gonna call?

Why, Roger and Jessica of course!
This is a interesting find I came across at a Ghostbusters forum; a sculptor named Alan Rogerson made the Ectomobile in sand and for some reason he decided to put our favorite toon couple in the front seat. Odd decision, but very fun.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Roger Rabbit model sheet

For some time now I have been searching for some good Roger model sheets. This has proven to be a pretty difficult task however and the best thing I could find was this:
Don't bother clicking it, that's as big as it gets.

Couldn't find any higher resolution of it so I decided to try and work it over myself.
Here's the result:
It's not as great as a scan of the first picture would've been, but it's better than nothing. I also wrote down some notes one should remember when drawing the character.
But if any of you visitors know about any better model sheets of Roger then feel free to let us know.

A friend of mine made me aware of a eBay auction related to this topic. The price is a bit too much for my limited budget, but at least it provided me with a slightly better picture of the model sheet in question.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

All my rabbits =3


My rather huge Roger Rabbit plush doll collection. A couple of them are still mint, while the rest are in well-loved condition. I reconstructed a couple of them since they were virtually in pieces and as you can see, some of the rabbits were customized to fit certain themes. Of course, there’s Jessica too =3

You can show us your collection too! P-p-p-p-please, send your pics to my e-mail address and I’ll publish them in our blog! Don’t worry if you have few Roger Rabbit-related collectibles: we will be really p-p-p-p-p-pleased of watching them!! =D

Saturday, November 28, 2009

“Judge Doom” wants to get Roger Rabbit again!


As Digital Spy published yesterday, Christopher Lloyd (better known for his roles as Judge Doom in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and Doc Emmet Brown in the “Back to the Future” trilogy) is very excited about the upcoming Roger Rabbit sequel, and he would like to reprise his role as the evil, red-eyed cartoon who became judge thanks to a couple of zillion simoleons:

Digital Spy - Christopher Lloyd up for 'Rabbit' sequel

Personally, I don’t think Judge Doom comes back from death to haunt Roger, Jessica, Eddie and the gang (neither him or the Toon Patrol). But he can still get into the project, if Bob Zemeckis asks him.

What do you think? =3

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Roger and Jessica’s Wedding


A lovely couple, isn’t it? =D

Roger and Jessica’s wedding, as illustrated by mexican talented artist Martin López, famous for his well-known Simpsons’ parodies. Thanks to Profesor Carlos (webmaster of Proyecto Cartoon and Quién Engañó a Roger Rabbit) for sending me this cool illustration!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WFRR script

So, what do we have for you kids today? Well, the script Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman wrote for the movie actually. It's not the final version as it has some different scenes that didn't make it to the movie. The weasels are never given any individual designs, Doom's pet vulture is still here and there is also a weird kangaroo jury he talks to before executing anyone. The basic plot is still the same though. I have also read there were earlier drafts were Jessica or Baby Herman were the villains. Would've been interesting to read those as well.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Roger Rabbit, M.D.

Roger Rabbit, M.D. by ~bunnyfriend on deviantART

It’s not lupus, huh-huh!! =3

Jessica Rabbit art

Came across another Who Framed Roger Rabbit-related blog and figured I'd make the visitors here aware about it:
Mostly a picture blog, contains some fairly known ones you've probably seen and others a bit more rare.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Roger Rabbit commercials

Keeping up the vid-related posts, here I bring some of the commercials in which Roger Rabbit was featured. Almost all of them are 20+ years old, but they’re still worth the watch:

Diet Coke commercial

Still don’t understand why Roger likes to drink Diet Coke… It tastes HORRIBLE! Oh well…

Disneyland Christmas Celebration 1988

In this ad, Disneyland is welcoming Roger Rabbit into his first holidays at the park. Notice how his feet soles are featuring their oval-shaped pads, which aren’t there in the rest of the Roger Rabbit costumed characters. Maybe because this one was sitting there the whole time, or because this was the first version of the costume, that was later improved for durability and Cast Members’ comfort.

Disney-MGM Studios 1989

Here Roger appears just a couple of seconds. He’s been drawn in an animation board, and then suddenly jumps to our faces. Worth the watch anyway.

Mickey’s Great Adventures (on ice)

This will make you remember about the times when shows on ice were the greatest thing since sliced bread, hehehehe.

French ad for Who Framed Roger Rabbit

You can’t miss the animated ad in the second half of this video!

80’s Commercials (featuring Roger Rabbit’s VHS ad)

There are some vintage commercials in there… Roger’s ad begins at 6:29 (if you’re only interested on that ad, click on this link).

Commercial for Roger Rabbit’s Vista Series DVD

Since then, Roger hasn’t been featured in commercial ads. Just promos for his movie broadcast in several channels.

And finally…

Roger Rabbit doll commercial (my personal favorite!)

Lovely, isn’t it? =3

Sing along with Roger Rabbit

Our favorite bunny participates in a merry song together with some other Disney characters. Look for him as a fireman during the Disneyland singalong. Special thanks to my friend Scott for showing me this.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My angel became real

My angel became real - Custom by ~bunnyfriend on deviantART

Of course, that custom doll is based on this illustration =3

…And Robert Zemeckis keeps doing it

I mean, teasing us with more info tidbits about Roger Rabbit’s sequel. This time, at an interview he had with Empire Online, he gave us a couple of hints about the way he would film RR2:

Yeah, I mean, you know, we have the tools now and we can actually, uhmmm, really make a spectacular version of Roger Rabbit if the screenplay turns out to be something that’s really good…


Yes, you know, it depends on… You know, I mean: it depends on… It probably should be made in the tradition of the first movie.

What does this mean? Well… I don’t know if he talks about filming live action sequences, that will be mixed with digitally animated sequences and MoCap, of if he wants to keep the storyline of the first movie, or something else.

Come on Zemeckis, stop playing with our minds! We just want the rabbit back under the spotlights, p-p-p-p-p-please!! >.<

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Roger Rabbit's Toontown issue 3 - Part 3

Discover what happens when Roger and Baby Herman go to lunch to some seafood dive... Guess next time they'll eat at Joe's XD

Every thumbnail is clickable, and will open in a new window:

As always, thanks to Alexander for the neat scans =3

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Zemeckis will use MoCap and 3D CGI in "Roger Rabbit 2"

Be afraid... Be very, VERY afraid... Because it seems that some of our deep fears about the Roger Rabbit sequel are true after all:

MTV MOVIES EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zemeckis Indicates He'll Use Performance-Capture And 3-D In 'Roger Rabbit' Sequel

This basically means that all human characters will be MoCapped (I mean, they will be portrayed via Performance Capture, a technique that was extensively used at "The Polar Express", "Beowulf" and "Disney's A Christmas Carol") while all cartoons will remain two-dimensional, but no MoCapped (like traditionally animated, but using digital techniques similar to those used in "Looney Tunes: Back in Action"). That way, Bob Hoskins would reprise his role as Eddie Valiant, Roger and his fellow friends will look like in the old times, and the whole movie will be easier to make.

So, what are your thoughts? It seems that we'll finally get the Roger Rabbit sequel after all, but I'm afraid about Roger and Eddie Valiant going into the Uncanny Valley D=

Saturday, October 31, 2009

More RR Sequel News: There’s a new script!


Yes, I know this has been very exhausting for all of us. And I feel like tired while writing this entry, since I don’t really know if this time Zemeckis and his gang are finally getting serious with the much-delayed Roger Rabbit sequel…

But as the owner of Toontown Antics, it’s my duty to keep all of you informed. Hear Robert Zemeckis about this, and get your own conclusions:

"There's a script that's being developed. We've got the original writers that are working on it now — Seaman and Price."

MTV Movie News Exclusive: 'Roger Rabbit' Writers Working On Sequel, Robert Zemeckis Says

This time I’ll keep my comments to myself. Don’t want to get over-excited again, just for watching all my hopes being shattered like the past times.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Roger Rabbit’s Toontown issue 3 – Part 2

Hmmm... Seems we don't have enough visitors yet. Maybe if I upload more of Jessica Rabbit's adventures they will come to us =3

Every thumbnail is clickable, and will open in a new window:

Again, thanks Alexander for the scans!! =3

Oh, I almost forgot! I re-uploaded all the pages of Roger Rabbit's Toontown issue 3 – Part 1, replacing the rather small scans with better quality pics =D

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hoskins says: “Roger Rabbit drove me mad”


We all Roger Rabbit fans know a little about Bob Hoskins’ hallucinations with cartoons after filming “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. But right now, after 21 years of the movie premiere, he talks openly about them:

“The voice of the rabbit was there just behind the camera all the time, you just had to know where the rabbit would be at all times, and Jessica Rabbit and all these weasels. The trouble was, I had learnt how to hallucinate. If you do that for eight months it becomes hard to get rid of.”

OK! Magazine - Hoskins: "Roger Rabbit drove me mad"

No wonder why he didn’t want to get involved in another cartoon movie after WFRR (although he played Mario in that horrible “Super Mario Bros.” movie, and he’s giving his voice and acting to one of the main characters in “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”).

Maybe that’s the real reason he refused to appear in a possible Roger Rabbit sequel, if it’s ever filmed.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Roger Rabbit's Cakewalk

Roger Rabbit's Cakewalk by ~bunnyfriend on deviantART

Poor Roger... Having big feet ain't easy, huh? XD
P-p-p-p-please visit the link above for more info!! =3

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Applause Roger Rabbit Catalog

If you spend a lot of time browsing eBay as me, you can easily find a lot of Roger Rabbit related merchandising, media and some rarities… But this is the first time I see something like this:

Yup: that’s the catalog from Applause (a toy, plush and gift company now owned by Russ Berrie and Company): one of the companies that sold Roger Rabbit licensed items like plushies in all available sizes, mugs, figurines, stationery and keychains, among another items. The front cover features the almost mythical Roger Rabbit life-size plush (very hard to get, even in those days when the movie was premiered), and you can see through its pages some of the most known merchandise about the zany bunny and his film.

Oh, I forgot: if you want to bid in that catalog, then click on the following link:

(This link may not be working after October 2009)

Since this catalog was only given to retailers, you can imagine how hard must be to get one of those! As for me, I own several Applause Roger Rabbit plushies (some small, one mid-sized, another one a little bigger, and one with suction cups) and figurines =3

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Roger Rabbit's Toontown issue 3 - Part 1

Third time's a charm dont'cha think?
Bunnyfriend has informed me he is running low on material for the blog so I step in once again to provide the blog's visitors (the two of you or so) with some stuff about my favourite wabbit.

So we're starting with RRTT #3 and if you are good little kids I will put up more.

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Welcome back, Toontown Tattler!


After a long abscense, Sketch returned to The Toontown Tattler!! That makes us happy, since as you might now, there aren’t a lot of Roger Rabbit related sites out there. He seems very commited to do things right this time (although I personally think he was doing great), and because that he will start from scratch since the next week.

I wish him the best luck, and I hope we could work in a future project soon. Roger Rabbit deserves it =3

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Totally unOfficial Toonography of Jessica P5

In the fifth delivery of the Toonography, Jessica Rabbit is established as one of the most influential female characters of the 80’s. She defined a whole generation (among some well-known characters like She-Ra and Jem) and even left a legacy that was soon followed by female cartoons like Holli Would (from Cool World), Angel (from the short-lived “Fish Police” cartoon) and Hello Nurse (from the Animaniacs).

Thanks again to ImNotBadTV for sharing this valuable info with all Jessica’s fans =3

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Roger’s “carrot bag” and other ammenities

James E. Daniels, from the J.E. Daniels’ Animated Topics and Headlines blog, uploaded some interesting screencaps from the “Trail Mix-Up” short that show many of the gags and inside jokes animators left on there… But one of the screencaps hitted me like a ton of bricks, since it reveals that Jessica loves her zany husband not only because he makes her laugh:

Yup: Roger is wearing a thong.
And yup: that’s quite a “carrot bag”!!

What’s funny about this particular screencap, is that later at this animated short, Roger is wearing boxers (just near the end of the feature). Well… I must admit I feel a little disturbed about Roger’s “power package”, but hey! Those kind of gags were meant to be hidden, so it’s not surprise we could find more of them if we look close enough ;)

Thanks to J.E. Daniels for sharing this info with everyone!! =3

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Roger Rabbit Sticker Sheets

In my weekly errands on flea markets and thrift stores, usually I find rather interesting stuff for my Roger Rabbit toy and plush collection… But I never thought I would find this:

Those are a couple of vintage Roger Rabbit sticker sheets made by the mexican company Granmark 22 years ago (since the copyright notice features the year 1987). Sadly the sheets are incomplete, but we still have Roger Rabbit, Jessica, Eddie Valiant, Baby Herman, Judge Doom, Bongo the Gorilla, some weasels, a couple of penguins from the “Ink and Paint Club”, and even the mail pelican with his untrusty bicycle!

What makes me really happy about those is that they’re just like the RR sticker sheets I used to have when I was a child and the movie was still in theaters. My school notebooks were decorated with those Roger Rabbit stickers, since I really liked him and his movie =3

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Roger Rabbit’s Toontown issue 2 – Part 3

See what happens when Jessica Rabbit pays a visit to her old friend: Lena Hyena, and a wolf gets involved! You can’t miss this funny story  =D

Every thumbnail is clickable, and will open in a new window:

Again, thanks to Alexander for the scans!! =3