Monday, February 23, 2009

More new bunnies

Today I got this Roger Rabbit lot, which includes:

A vinyl figurine

 A little plush with suction cups (his eyes are yellowed by Sun exposition, but the rest is OK and the suction cups still work)

And a mint Roger Rabbit plush doll, just like the one I got severely damaged some time ago; his fur is still soft and puffy =3

And so, my rabbit family keeps growing <3

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

…And the rumors are floating again

Recently, DreamWorks SKG has signed an arrangement with Disney for the distribution of their movies; they will be released under the "Touchstone Pictures” label and the deal is expected to last 5 years, releasing a minimum of 5 or 6 pictures every year.

Since DreamWorks SKG is still managed by movie guru Steven Spielberg, the obvious question comes again:

Finally we’ll be able to get a sequel or prequel from our beloved movie: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”?

More than a year ago, Frank Marshall (one of the original producers of the movie) told to MTV Movies Blog that he was willing to film another Roger Rabbit movie, but some issues got to be solved before getting the rabbit out of the hat. And since Jeffrey Katzenberg (former executive at Walt Disney, now in control of DreamWorks Animation SKG –that runs independently, under the Viacom conglomerate) got some interesting deals with Disney about the broadcasting of some special animated features on ABC, and Robert Zemeckis is working for the mouse in some projects involving MoCap (Motion Capture, as in The Polar Express or Beowulf), you can’t help thinking about the filming of the so-much-promised-yet-so-much-delayed Roger Rabbit prequel, now that Spielberg works closely with the Mouse House.

The only thing I can say is: don’t expect too much from these rumors.

Year after year, people involved in the original Roger Rabbit movie comments about bringing back the bunny under the spotlights, but nothing serious has been done yet. Even they were some rumors about a totally new script, written by Roger Rabbit’s creator Gary K. Wolf. Even if rumors were true, maybe they’re working on the shadows for avoiding public and press pressure.

Yes I know: Katzenberg and Spielberg getting deals with Disney, Zemeckis working with them, a pretty bland celebration of Who Framed Roger Rabbit’s 20th. Anniversary with the usual handful of pins and some expensive collector items… All of that leads to think there’s somethin’s cookin’ (pun intended). But, at least for a while, hold your horses. Disney and DreamWorks have a truckload of pending projects, so don’t expect anything related to Roger Rabbit soon.

P.S. Also remind that Roger Rabbit belongs to Disney AND Amblin Entertainment, so DreamWorks has little or nothing to do in this mess.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown

Youtube user Turnmills2000 just uploaded the whole documentary about the making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but not the downsized one included in the movie DVD: actually is the original “making of” broadcasted worldwide more than 20 years ago, when the movie was premiered!!

Here it is: Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown (hosted by Joanna Cassidy, who played Dolores in the movie).


Thanks, Turnmills2000, for uploading this documentary and sharing it with everyone! =3

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Hamtaro is a cute, little hamster that lives every day as a new adventure along with his owner: the cute Hiroko Haruna (Laura Haruna in the U.S. version of the story) and his hamster friends, known as the “Ham-Hams”. It was a hit some years ago in several countries, including United States, Mexico and Latin America, and Japan of course. Sadly, people (specially children) forgot about him quickly.

I watched the animated version of the story (based on a japanese series of children books) and it’s really cute and heartwarming. It had some small changes for making it more suitable to american audiences, but retained the core adventures and everyday life of Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams.

Today I got a very cute Hamtaro plush doll for less than two dollars:

It is brand new without tags, and looks very huggable <3