Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Steven Spielberg And Disney Working Together Again

The big news this week was the announcement of Harrison Ford reprising his role in a fifth installment of Indiana Jones, schedule for release in 2019. The rights to Lucasfilm properties, like Indiana Jones and Star Wars, was bought by Disney in 2012 for a whopping sum of $4.06 billion. Steven Spielberg has signed back on to direct the new movie and there hasn't been much more information past that. The surprise that might be evident to some fans is Spielberg's sudden return to Disney after a long break-up that occurred after making Roger Rabbit.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

J.J. Abrams Almost Worked On A Roger Rabbit Sequel

Director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, happens to have a slight connection to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Abrams recently worked with producer Kathleen Kennedy on the new episode of Star Wars, but she had known of him from many years before.

During the Nerdist Podcast, Abrams discusses how Kathleen Kennedy read about him in the LA Times during a film festival when he was only 16. She called to ask him about repairing 8mm films for Steven Spielberg that he made when he was a kid. He said yes and did the repairs. It would be years later that he eventually met Spielberg.

While the details are scant he does officially say from that point it was "a meeting about a Roger Rabbit sequel."

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Toontown Post Office

In Disneyland's Toontown, not only is there Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin as a main attraction, but you can also here the voices of some characters in the Toontown Post Office. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Roger and Jessica Rabbit all have several phrases they speak when you turn the gold dial on their respective mailbox. It's a hidden gem in Toontown not everyone notices. Check out the video above to listen to all six character messages. Click below to read the messages from Roger and Jessica.