POPEYE Characters In Deleted Funeral Scene From WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT

POPEYE Characters In Deleted Funeral Scene From WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT

Shiver me timbers! Robert Zemeckis' 1988 classic, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, featured lots of iconic cartoon characters. Come see some of the characters that didn't make the cut in these storyboards of the deleted funeral scene for Marvin Acme.

One of the things that makes Who Framed Roger Rabbit special is that it had non-Disney-owned cartoon characters appear in a Disney film. How did that happen? Producer Steven Spielberg has some clout and he negotiated deals with Warner Bros., Fleischer Studios, King Features Syndicate, Felix the Cat Productions, Turner Entertainment, and Universal Pictures/Walter Lantz Productions. Sadly, not every famous cartoon character made it into the film. Notably left out of the mix were Popeye characters, Tom and Jerry, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. All of them would've appeared in a sequence set at Marvin Acme's funeral, but it was cut due to pacing concerns. Storyboards for this scene recently surfaced on EBay. As you can see below, Bluto, Elmer Fudd, Herman the Mouse, Felix the Cat, Goofy, Popeye the Sailor and Yosemite Sam carry Marvin Acme's casket to his final resting stop. For a more in-depth analysis of this deleted scene visit jimhillmedia.com (click here).
It's 1947 Hollywood and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down-on-his-luck detective is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toontown, is playing hanky-panky with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of Maroon Cartoon superstar, Roger Rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, who begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer.

Actors: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer & Joanna Cassidy
Director: Robert Zemeckis * Screenwriters: Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman
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Filed Under "Animated Features" 5/9/2014 Source: jimhillmedia.com
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Magus - 5/9/2014, 7:01 PM
RIP Bob Hoskins.
What a great movie that was.
Vegeta - 5/9/2014, 7:05 PM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a [frick]ing classic! It's one of my favourite movies!
AsgardianHobo - 5/9/2014, 7:07 PM
This movie was a huge part of my childhood. Seen it sooooo many times! Thanks for the find nailbiter111!
Skintastic - 5/9/2014, 7:10 PM
This has so many good gags in it. Daffy and Donald together, who would have ever thought it
VISIONaryNPa - 5/9/2014, 7:10 PM
that before and after is really cool :) Nice concept art!!
Mercwitham0uth - 5/9/2014, 7:10 PM
Loved this film.
Dakjaniels - 5/9/2014, 7:13 PM
This movie gets even better with age. I can't believe they managed to get this made.
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 7:15 PM
Love it too, cannot believe it never got a sequel!

Mmmm animated b00bies :p

dnno1 - 5/9/2014, 7:17 PM
Yeah, Popeye and Felix the Cat were the two most memorable that were not actually in that film.
TheGreenBastard - 5/9/2014, 7:18 PM
Suuuuuuuuuch a great movie. My mom bootlegged it, out school style. Along with Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and the first TMNT.
TheGreenBastard - 5/9/2014, 7:18 PM
Lee777: I never thought a sequel was needed.
TheGreenBastard - 5/9/2014, 7:18 PM
And a reboot, would miss the entire point of the movie.
NeoBaggins - 5/9/2014, 7:31 PM
shabat - 5/9/2014, 7:34 PM
Loved Roger Rabbit! But, is this what I'm supposed to stay away from?
blackandyellow - 5/9/2014, 7:48 PM
I think we've figured out WerthamWasRight's fetish.
thing94 - 5/9/2014, 7:53 PM
Bob Hoskins dies and shit starts appearing on EBay go figure lol
Humperdink - 5/9/2014, 7:56 PM

Wow. Those are neat.
MrBlackJack - 5/9/2014, 8:05 PM
^^^ I'm not sure how I can too those comments!
batman1216 - 5/9/2014, 8:10 PM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Batman '89 are my 2 favorite movies from my youth and I must have watched both a million times. It is a shame a sequel was never made and now it never should be after the death of the great Bob Hoskins. R.I.P
enggarb - 5/9/2014, 8:15 PM
sKeemAn - 5/9/2014, 8:34 PM
Great stuff right here. One of my favorite movies. I don't think a sequel was needed. I do wonder why they stopped making animation with live action movies.
SecNotSure - 5/9/2014, 8:59 PM
That would've been a cool scene. Love this movie.
BlindJustice - 5/9/2014, 9:04 PM
Donald vs Daffy... Or more importantly, DISNEY vs. WB.
SecNotSure - 5/9/2014, 9:28 PM

My favorite scene. Finally you get to see that Daffy is batshit crazy and Donald is evil haha so good.
MightyZeus - 5/9/2014, 10:59 PM
I really loved watching Roger Rabbit. The film was an enjoyable experience.
case - 5/9/2014, 11:58 PM
Awesome pic whyso! And Wertham!
jimoakley666 - 5/10/2014, 1:26 AM
That video is brilliant. Watching Hoskins mime all that is amazing.
Whippet - 5/10/2014, 1:40 AM
Take note DC and Marvel. This is the appreciation you get when you do at least one cross over movie, animated or otherwise.
mrHJK - 5/10/2014, 3:55 AM
Awesome movie. Foghorn doing the ceremony is hilarious, and that shot of Felix the cat with a single tear...would have been moving
teentitansrock - 5/10/2014, 7:29 AM
Too bad this scene was deleted
McGee - 5/10/2014, 10:49 AM
You guys will do articles on Roger Rabbit...an animated film based on a text-based novel, but not on the Boondocks, which is actually based on a comic strip? I'm too angry to jerk off now! >:(

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