Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Roger Rabbit:1990

It's hard to choose but I would have to say that, by a slight margin, "Rollercoaster Rabbit" is my favorite Roger Rabbit cartoon.

Baby Herman's negligent mother once again leaves the child in Roger's care while at the Fair. A lost balloon results in Baby Herman's mandatory dissapearance. Roger risks his neck to save the baby as he makes his way through the line of fire of several carnival games. Roger gets holes shot in him (literally) and gets stretched through the gears of the ferris wheel.

The two end up in a bull pen and Herman accidentally grabs...erm...the bull, resulting in a pummeling for Roger, who has the misfortune of being at the harmful end of the bull.

Roger and Herman are flung onto the roller coaster and the speed of the film is about to shift into an even higher gear.

Droopy makes his cameo in the unlikely role of villian as he has Jessica tied to the tracks of the coaster. Roger's car bounces over the damsel. "Curses, foiled again."

Roger and Herman's cart flies off the edge of the film (clearly an Avery homage) and breaks apart in a flurry of sparks, leaving Roger's feet to bear the brunt as they slide down the tracks. Soon his feet are on fire and he and Herman crash off of the film and into the movie set, where the two interact with the live-action crew.


James E. Daniels said...

Great post!
I sat through Dick Tracy to watch this short. My personal favorite out of the Roger Rabbit shorts.
Following is a past blog post I did covering an interview with the people involved with "Rollercoaster Rabbit".

Coyote said...

Excellent! Hope you have one for Trail Mix-Up. :)