‘Trail Mix-Up’ – Mount Rushmore scene

At the conclusion of Trail Mix-Up, the third Roger Rabbit short, the Old Predictable Geyser blasts a giant boulder towards Mount Rushmore.  Mount Rushmore is animated in a wild Tex Avery-style ‘take’ immediately before being hit by the boulder.  The film cuts to a large sculpture of the wild take.  The sculpture was destroyed in a real-life explosion that is part of the short.  This special effect was set up at Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch in Newhall, California.

Trail Mix-Up - Mt. Rushmore animated 'take'Trail Mix-Up - Mt. Rushmore sculpture

Trail Mix-Up - sculpting Mt. Rushmore