Sunday, October 31, 2010

How big was Roger Rabbit back in 1988?

Nowadays is hard to imagine a time in which Roger Rabbit was even bigger than Mickey Mouse, and merchandise from the movie was literally everywhere on Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Thanks to Flicker user Loren Javier who kindly gave me permission to use his photos, you can now recreate those great times:

Olivia in front of a store window at the Disneyland Hotel

As you can see, this window which belongs to the store on Disneyland Hotel shows some of the RR related stuff you could find (and buy) inside. Once into the store, you realize that you’re in fact entering to Roger’s realm:

Olivia at Mickey's Corner

If you had any doubts of Roger’s fame, just look at this: he even claimed “Mickey’s Corner” as his own!!

T-shirts and sweatshirts, calendars, plush dolls, caps, audiobooks and LP discs, were some of the items and collectibles you could get in this store. Sadly those days are long gone, along with those dolls and merchandise.

If you were fortunate enough to enter to any Disney store back in 1988, we’ll be glad of hearing your own stories!

P.S. The girl appearing in those pictures is a friend of Loren Javier who posed for the photos back in December 1988. Thanks again!

Friday, October 29, 2010

If you have any doubts about Roger Rabbit 2…

…There’s again Robert Zemeckis, doing what he loves to do: giving us small updates of the upcoming sequel. This time he talks for MTV News in an event celebrating the 25th. anniversary of “Back To The Future”. He specifically talks about the script that Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman are pulling out:

Yes: the guy loves to be cryptic. At least we’re getting used to it ;)

So, what do you think? =3

Monday, October 25, 2010

Have an “earie” Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s a real pleasure to share the following video (uploaded by Youtube user Crommy5), which features the McDonalds’ Halloween Gift Certificates with Roger Rabbit:

Each certificate booklet allowed you to get discounts on your meals, free sundaes, and even a little Roger Rabbit plushie with suction cups in the purchase of your VHS copy of the movie. No wonder why those plush buddies became so popular after this promotional campaign! (in fact, I have a couple of them hanging inside my car =3 ).


Here’s a decent-quality picture of the Halloween Certificates (but p-p-p-p-please don’t try to print it and redeem your free sundaes: McD’s clerks will think of you as a crazy, old fella XD):


Thursday, October 21, 2010

If you like screencaps…


…Then you should visit Screenmusings, a site in which you can find several still images from lots of movies and TV shows. Of course, there’s a section dedicated to Roger Rabbit, and you can find several screencaps from the movie (in fact, the whole movie was screen-captured) that you can use for make signatures, wallpapers, avatars and whatever you want.

But p-p-p-p-please be aware these are only for your personal use. Any commercial or unauthorized use is prohibited and prosecuted by law.

Benny the cab in Darkwing Duck

Watched some Darkwing Duck episodes the other day, and discovered Benny the cab has a brief cameo in one:

It is in about 30 seconds in or so. In the scene following after the security guard mistakes Darkwing for Donald, you can see him briefly in the parking lot as Darkwing drives through the studio.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Roger Rabbit pencil test

You probably remember the CGI animation test we blogged about recently, well here is the pencil animation for it as well:

The Roger Rabbit scene can be seen at the end, pretty much the same as the other video except in pencil instead of CGI.