Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Making Of Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Here are some stills from two different specials - Roger Rabbit and The Secrets of Toon Town and The Making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Roger Rabbit and The Secrets of Toon Town was hosted by Joanna Cassidy, who played Dolores in the movie

The Making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit discussed Jessica's inspiration, Red Hot Riding Hood

Bob Hoskins and extras get ready to film one of the most complex scenes of the film - The Ink and Paint Club

Here is how the scene looks without Jessica

Jessica animators and painters worked around the clock to finish their portion of the movie

When the animation is complete, here is how it would look without the background and shadows or highlights

After the animation is matched up with the background live action, shadows, highlights and sparkles are added

Then sound effects are added to match what is happening on screen

The chase scene - just before Eddie and Jessica are thrown out of Benny the Cab

Roger Rabbit and The Secrets of Toon Town included the only interview with Kathleen Turner (who supplied Jessica's speaking voice).

For Jessica Rabbit, the filmmakers needed a voice that would match their vision of her, that of a sexy screen goddess of the 40s. Who better than Kathleen Turner.

Kathleen Turner:
I think that Jessica and Roger Rabbit work so well because they are such opposites.

To me what's funny is the contrast of the reality of her, and the wimpishness of this rabbit. It's like, how are these two attracted to each other?

They gave me a kind of a sketch, an idea that [Jessica] would be red haired, a Veronica Lake kind of style and very-very-very slinky. They just said they wanted the most sultry voice I could come up with.

I guess I'm sort of attracted to vamps, and this is a very safe vamp. I mean, it's only the voice, you know, so I can't really be blamed for this one.

An idea of a fantasy world just around the corner through a tunnel; I love it. I would love to think that outside of L.A. past all the freeways there really is this happy place.