Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown is a behind-the-scenes documentary hosted by Joanna Cassidy on the making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It originally aired as a television special to...
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Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown is a behind-the-scenes documentary hosted by Joanna Cassidy on the making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It originally aired as a television special to promote the film. Although the special was never released on any home video format, a documentary "Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit" was included as its replacement.
It is unfortunate that this was not part of the new "cleaned up" dvd release of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" I was lucky to have the foresight to record this show when it aired, though the quality of the tape is pretty bad. I watched it again about two years ago and noticed a cut scene that was in the theatrical release but for some reason never made it to ANY home video or DVD release. It is the scene where Eddie has Roger in the sink and is confronted by the head weasel who asks, "OK, wiseguy. Where's the rabbit?" To which Eddie replied with something like, "You mean the one with the red nose, the orange pants and the big floppy ears?" The weasel replies, "Yeah, that's the one." Then cut to Eddie's line still kept in the film - "Haven't seen him." Why DID they cut that gag anyway? The show also featured an interview with Mel Blanc where he states that there's only one person that can do the voice of Bugs Bunny as well as he does, and that was his son Noel. They go back and forth as Bugs for a short moment. Really cool bit. I was very surprised to not see this feature make it onto the DVD and hopefully another anniversary edition will be released someday with the show, AND the film, intact as it was originally presented in theaters, maybe even with all the deleted stuff included in the film itself as well.
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