Monday, December 19, 2011

It’s official: Roger Rabbit 2 is being “dipped” again

There aren’t any surprises here, after tons of promises about getting a sequel from our favorite movie and being dissapointed again and again.

As reports, “Roger Rabbit 2” got stalled since the script from the proposed sequel is taking too long to be settled, and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg aren’t willing to get into Robert Zemeckis’ project by the moment. Put into Kathleen Kennedy’s words:

“We’ve attempted a script, but it’s not really moving forward right now,” said Kennedy. “That’s not to say it won’t in the future, but there’s no spotlight on it now.”

Yup: no Roger Rabbit 2. We saw this coming.

You can read the full note on or /Film.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Roger on auction

I don't think we ever posted this video here, at least not according to the blog search function.
Here is a interview from British television with Richard Williams and Charles Fleischer regarding an auction where animation cells from the film were sold.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Roger Rabbit model sheet revisited

Not much to report nowadays since Zemeckis is still quiet as the grave regarding the sequel. But luckily I found something else to blog about.
A while back I uploaded a modelsheet I traced from a low resolution picture. Well, I recently got hold of some more Roger Rabbit comics and one of them has a official, in-depth model sheet.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A very special Roger Rabbit day

In an earlier post I wrote about the lack of updates on Toontown Antics, mainly because there aren’t a lot of news and info about Roger Rabbit out there. I apologized because I want to keep this blog up and running, but without info, images or valuable bits of trivia is almost impossible.

Then, thanks to Roger himself I suddenly remembered why I created this blog a couple of years ago.

Out of nowhere, I found a very clean, mint talking Roger Rabbit doll: so mint it looks like new! (and still talks great)


I was so thrilled about this find, that I remembered how I felt the same way when I got my first Roger Rabbit doll, almost 5 years ago. It was the same emotion, the same happiness, the same “oh-my-gosh-i-can’t-believe-i-got-it” feeling I got in that time… When I actually needed a reason to smile.

Then, I got another find: a new copy of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” since mine is a little worn-out (you know: I watched that movie dozens of times, and I can’t get tired of it).


Finally, at home, my friend Alex surprised me with a “new” Roger Rabbit illustration which I shared with all of you fellas.

And after all those neat finds, I remembered why I created Toontown Antics: because I wanted to share those neat emotions with all Roger Rabbit fans. Because I needed to share all my knowledge and points of view about Roger and his friends (and foes). Because I had hopes this blog would become a common place for fans of the movie and its characters, or fans of traditional animation as well. And of course: because I love Roger Rabbit <3

Today was my very special Roger Rabbit day. And thanks to that, Toontown Antics gets another chance =3

More Roger Rabbit unknown art coming out!

Well, in first place let me apologize for the lack of updates on this blog. I never abandoned Toontown Antics, but I’ve had a hard time gathering new info, images or tidbits of trivia related to our favorite and beloved wacky rabbit. Sooooo…

Let’s say I’ve had a very special day today (guess I’ll gonna talk about it in another blog entry) and my old friend and co-admin Alex topped it with a nice surprise that I want to share with all my fellas:

While wandering around the intertubes, Alex found the personal blog of Pete Emslie, who’s a cartoonist and illustrator that worked for Walt Disney World’s marketing department between 1990 and 1994. As many of you remember, Walt Disney World celebrated its 20th. Anniversary back in 1991 and it was a HUGE celebration which involved Roger Rabbit in a very prominent role, since he was the big star of Disney at the time (even bigger than Mickey Mouse, you know). So he was displayed everywhere and even got a huge inflatable figure roaming around the place (recycled from Disneyland’s 35th. Anniversary). It was natural for Pete to use him for a series of promotional prints regarding the theme park’s anniversary, so he pulled out a very neat illustration which you can see here:

WDW 20th PresskitSurprising, isn’t it?

If you want to get the full illustration and also read some of the background story related to it, then you can go to The Cartoon Cave (Pete Emslie’s personal blog) or click on the above image, and get all the details =)

Thanks, Alex!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nostalgia Critic made my rabbits famous!

Do you see the embedded video above? What appears to be a regular “Nostalgia Critic” review about “The Tommyknockers”, turned into the way to stardom for some of my Roger Rabbit dolls.


Well… Press play on the video and skip to minute 3:39 and meet some of my rabbits! (They’ll be displayed behind Nostalgia Critic).

Of course, none of my dolls can talk… But it’s funny how Doug Walker picked my favorite rabbit of the bunch (in fact, the first RR doll I’ve got) and made him “talk” XD

In fact, I’m wondering where did he get that picture with all my rabbits…

Disclaimer: I must insist: he actually doesn’t talk… Or at least, I think so  o_0

Thanks to Alex for the heads-up!! =3

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Roger Rabbit comics #2

Here is the second issue of the Roger Rabbit series. If you're wondering why I didn't post the first one, it's cause it felt a bit redundant when you can already find it at The Toontown Tattler.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hare In My Soup

Thanks to our fellow friend Jarrod (webmaster of I’ we’ve got those amazing pictures from the cells of the ill-fated, never released short “Hare In My Soup” and let me say they look quite great!

0321-roger20323-waiter20323-waiter Hare

The character designs and backgrounds look really superb and quite similar to the preceding shorts which were released before (Tummy Trouble, Rollercoaster Rabbit and Trail Mix-Up). It’s a shame the constant feud between Steven Spielberg (from Amblin) and Michael Eisner (then CEO of Disney) ruined this short, since it seemed very promising (Spielberg demanded several changes to the story until he decided to shut this project down, as a revenge for not having any Roger Rabbit short to open his own movies like Arachnophobia).

One just can wonder about what could have happened if only Spielberg approved this short feature… What a bummer.

Thanks again, Jarrod! =3

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Robert Zemeckis is back with “Animated American”… Could this be actually RR2?


Finally, after several weeks of hiatus found some interesting info that might be of your interest!

Slashfilm - Rob Edwards Writing Robert Zemeckis Project ‘Animated American’

Seems that Robert Zemeckis wasn’t already done with Disney, since he’s now in charge of a project named “Animated American”, which is apparently a mix of live-action and animation like “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”.

The script, which is written by “The Princess and the Frog” screenwriter Rob Edwards features an animated baby being raised by a human family until he turns 18 and decides to say farewell to his foster family, in his search for his real animated family. Doesn’t that sounds awfully familiar? Since the discarded sequel “Roger Rabbit II: Toon Squad” features the very same original premise but spiced with jews, some nazi fellas and some WWII scenery (thanks goodness it never came to fruition, since I’d hate knowing about Roger’s actual father… Yes, THAT despicable rabbit).

If you’re following me, then you’ve got enough reasons to think “Animated American” is just a working title for “Roger Rabbit 2”… And let’s hope Disney and Zemeckis are actually working on this! =3

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Golden Roger Rabbit

Well, it seems like forever when I updated this blog for the last time… Anyway I’ll try to keep Toontown Antics up and running, despite the lack of news about Roger Rabbit and the upcoming sequel.

Meanwhile, why don’t you get a look to these incredible golden Roger Rabbit faces?

Golden Roger

These sculptures are made of high-quality plaster, coated with gold paint. They also come with their own “Portable Holes” box for storing and giving those sculptures as neat gifts for any Roger Rabbit lovers out there.

You can get them in Kaijucrafts’ Etsy Store, and they’re quite affordable so don’t miss them! =3

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zemeckis’ Yellow Submarine has sunk; Roger Rabbit 2 could be next?

Since “Mars Needs Moms” opening weekend was a total disaster for Disney, seems they’ve had enough of Robert Zemeckis and his creepy Mo-Cap movies and they’re kicking out the “Yellow Submarine” project:

Reuters - Disney torpedoes Zemeckis'
"Yellow Submarine"

So, at least we got rid of this project for a while… But this will mean Zemeckis won’t have enough funding for keeping “Roger Rabbit 2” alive? Let’s analyze the facts: Disney has been rather skeptical with Zemeckis projects since “A Christmas’ Carol” failed to meet box office expectations, shutting down their joint venture with the now troubled director (ImageMovers Digital). Besides, it’s said Zemeckis is looking for a live-action movie to direct after “Mars Needs Moms” failure. Add the lack of news about “RR2” to the mixture, and we have the perfect recipe for yet another failed attempt of pulling out a sequel from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”.

Let’s wait for more news about this particular issue. Anyway, I feel like walking the same old path again… :(

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Free Roger Rabbit books this week!

Hurry and download your very own digital copy of “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” or “Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?” for free!!

Just go to Gary Wolf’s homepage at Smashwords, choose any of his books and when purchasing use the code RE100, then update and checkout. Voila! You can download your very own copy of any of Gary Wolf’s novels for your e-book reader or digital devices, but hurry since the offer ends on March 12th!

Thanks to Rick Koster from Disney Echo for sharing this info with everyone!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Roger Rabbit's Toontown #5

Here's the fifth and final issue of the Toontown series. Enjoy!