Thursday, March 11, 2010

Roger Rabbit Rarities

You can come across the unexpected so often on YouTube these days.
Here's a couple of clips featuring behind-the-scene looks at Roger Rabbit during the characters' heyday. The first clip features very early pencil & animation tests of early character designs of both Jessica and Roger. It would seem that Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman) was an early cast choice to voice the funny bunny.

The second clip talks about the making of Tummy Trouble, the first single Roger Rabbit/Baby Herman short created in 1989. If you watch carefully, there seems to be a scene featuring an out-of-place scene of Roger singing "Happy Birthday". Could this be an early animatic of the scrapped short, "Hare in my Soup"?

There seems to be so much forgotten material left out of the Vista Series DVD special edition from 2003. Hopefully we can see more of this rare material eventually on another home video release in the future. (Maybe when the rumored sequel hits home?)

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