Who Framed Roger Rabbit Roger Rabbi...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
DescriptionWho Framed Roger Rabbit Roger Rabbit Preliminary Maquette (Walt Disney/Amblin, 1988). Walt Disney Productions purchased the film rights to Gary K. Wolf's novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit shortly after its publication in 1981. The title was changed to Who Framed Roger Rabbit and test reels were produced between 1982 and 1983. This mix of live-action and animation proved to be a challenging and expensive project that ultimately took nearly seven years to complete. During the early stages of this Disney/Amblin collaboration, the design of Roger looked considerably different than how the character appeared in the final production. Presented here is an original animation maquette of Roger Rabbit from the first stage of this iconic character's evolution. The hand-painted plaster-over-wire figure of Roger measures 10" x 7" on a 5" x 6.5" x .5" base. It's a fantastic pose that convey's Roger's manic energy and his facial features are an obvious nod Tex Avery's Screwy Squirrel. Few maquettes are made at this stage in a film's development and this is likely one of only a handful ever made. Due to its fragility it's likely even fewer exist today. This lot represents a very rare opportunity to own Disney studio pre-production maquette of a popular character from the dawn of it's inception. There is a beak in the character's neck and a crack in the right arm. The piece would benefit from minor restoration. Condition is Very Good.
Signature®: Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)
Signature® Floor Sessions
Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.