‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

I have missed the 50th anniversary milestone of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey by exactly one week.  I am only off by less than 0.04%, but that degree of error would cause a capsule re-entering the atmosphere to skip off to parts unknown… maybe off to Jupiter, like the …

Jessica Rabbit cosplay

Jessica Rabbit has become a favorite character for cosplay at Comic-Con and other entertainment/comic conventions.  It is an example of the continuing cult presence of Who framed Roger Rabbit… and Jessica, in particular. Perhaps the epitome of Jessica Rabbit cosplay was achieved by the model, Heidi Klum, at her annual …

Acme Warehouse

A former powerhouse/factory was set dressed to act as the Acme Warehouse.  It is located in the White City/Shepherd’s Bush area of central London, near the White City underground station on the Central line and the Wood Lane underground station on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.  The building …

Book cover

My earliest jottings in planning for a book on Roger Rabbit were made in January 2009.  Along the way, I interviewed over 140 people who were associated with some aspect of the Roger Rabbit universe – the early Disney development period, the Disney/Amblin development period, the production of live-action and …

Chef-in-a-Box meals at The Forum

People love to share a wonderful dining experience, but nothing really brings people together like complaining about food – whether it be food in a school cafeteria, hospital food, or food at the workplace. Early in the production in Camden Town, the crew would go out for a pub lunch or …

Puppeteering at Elstree Studio in London

Principal live-action filming was done at Elstree Studio in Borehamwood, near London.  It was a 20-minute trip by rail from St. Pancras Station.  The producers initially budgeted for one puppeteer to be on set for several days.  Instead, a core crew of seven puppeteers were on set for the whole …