Trading Pins

  Disney has made pinback buttons and cloisonné pins since the earliest Mickey Mouse Club days – and many pins were made at the time of the release of Who framed Roger Rabbit and especially after the costumed Roger Rabbit character came to the theme parks.   Pin trading and …

Sotheby’s Art auction

Much of the animation art available in the auction market in the 1980s had been ‘saved’ from garbage cans and dumpsters or ‘walked out the door’ by the artists who created it or studio collectors.  In the old days, cels were washed and reused.  Animation veterans talk about surfing down …

‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Marketing model sheets

Disney Marketing developed a ‘Roger Rabbit’ package for its merchandise licensees.  It contained folders with design ideas, the pantone color palette used in the film, character poses, pre-production art, and promotional videotapes.  Licensees were flown to Los Angeles for the presentation.  Steven Spielberg and Michael Eisner were scheduled to be at …

‘Who framed Roger Rabbit’ movie posters

  Several versions of movie poster one-sheets were provided to theaters. There was more variation in the foreign language versions. Several posters were made as props for R.K. Maroon’s office.  They advertised Maroon Cartoon films in which Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman appeared.  A number on these posters were available …

Roger Rabbit comic books

The Disney Comics imprint was started in 1990, and a Roger Rabbit comic book series was included.  The first issue was June 1990.  The ‘Roger Rabbit’ series ran for 18 issues, concluding with the November 1991 issue.  A second Roger Rabbit comic book series entitled, ‘Roger Rabbit’s Toontown,’ ran for …