Gag Drawings 2 – Tom Sito

  see previous post:  https://pullingarabbitoutofahat.com/animation-the-forum/gag-drawings-chr…ife-at-the-forum/   There was a wonderful camaraderie amongst the crew at The Forum in London, although for much of the production the press was ‘on’ and they rarely left their floor during the workday.  The animators were on the 5th floor of The Forum building – …

Bob Hoskins (1942 – April 29, 2014)

Bob Hoskins died on April 29, 2014, due to complications from pneumonia after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He was 71-years-young at the time.  In an October 12, 1989, interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer he said in a  Monty Pythonish nasal upper-class-twit British accent, “You’ve heard those actors who …

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 …

Annie Elvin

Annie Elvin had a rich film pedigree.  Her father was a film editor at Gainsborough Studios and her husband worked in the live-action film industry in Britain.  Annie started off as an actress – even working with Bob Hoskins in the theatre.  She also did some voice-acting.  She got involved …

Roger Rabbit at Tokyo Disneyland

Toontown was duplicated at Tokyo Disneyland.  It is identical to the one at Disneyland in Anaheim.  I’m not sure, but the Roger Rabbit costume character seemed to be a bit shorter than the ones I had seen in the theme parks in Anaheim and Orlando.

Roger Rabbit at EuroDisneyland

Roger Rabbit led the character parade when Disneyland Paris was opened in 1992.  The park was called EuroDisneyland at that time.  Roger rode atop a massive articulated Benny the Cab float.  Roger Rabbit re-emerged at Disneyland Paris in 2013, as part of a character show.  Jessica Rabbit appeared for the …

Roger Rabbit at Walt Disney World

  Roger Rabbit was to have a large presence at Walt Disney World.  Roger Rabbit’s Hollywoodland was to be located in the Disney-MGM Studios theme park (now called, Disney’s Hollywood Studios), where Rock ‘N’ RollerCoaster is situated on Sunset Boulevard.  It was to include three rides, the Red Car Terminal …

Toontown at Disneyland

  Mickey’s Birthdayland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World was developed to celebrate Mickey’s 60th birthday in 1988.  It was intended as a fixed costume character ‘meet-and-greet’ location in order to better manage the guest interactions.  It was closed in April 1990 and re-opened in May 1990 as …