I grew up with the original Mickey Mouse Club and the possibility of, someday, being able to go to Disneyland – ‘The Happiest Place On Earth.’ Sunday evening was spent with the family – watching Uncle Walt introduce his show… with the hope that he would be drawing back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at Disneyland or the making of the animated films.
I quickly absorbed the few books on animation and Disney that were available and started contacting animators directly. I was fortunate to have corresponded with and met several of Disney’s ‘Nine Old Men.’ Who framed Roger Rabbit was released in 1988, after a long fallow period from the Disney Studio. It changed the landscape… and I could share my interest in animation with people freshly introduced to it. It motivated me to contact animators who had worked on the film. I suggested to one of them that he should write a book about his experience on the film. He turned the tables and suggested that I should write a book about the making of the film. I started the research and interviews in 2009 and finished the manuscript in 2017. Not all of the stories I heard made it into the book.
This website is dedicated to the people who gave us Roger Rabbit. I will post things about Roger Rabbit that are common knowledge and I will post things about Roger Rabbit that may have been unknown even to the most ardent Roger Rabbit fans. Enjoy!
You can email me at captain.clever.cleaver@gmail.