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Jessica Rabbit removed from Trunk- Roger Rabbits Cartoon Spin

J4546

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is there a new RR in the works for disney+?

I could see a Jessica and Roger Rabbit private eye series with them perhaps solving mysteries and crime with various other cartoon characters and settings. Id be into it
 

TP2000

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is there a new RR in the works for disney+?

I could see a Jessica and Roger Rabbit private eye series with them perhaps solving mysteries and crime with various other cartoon characters and settings. Id be into it

True. There's potential there, although the past two generations of Disney fans will need to be introduced to the characters.

And Jessica Rabbit will need a new outfit. Something like Miss Marple's tweed would work well for the New Puritans of the 2020's...

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Sharon&Susan

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is there a new RR in the works for disney+?

I could see a Jessica and Roger Rabbit private eye series with them perhaps solving mysteries and crime with various other cartoon characters and settings. Id be into it
Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Lloyd are busy doing a spiritual successor to Roger Rabbit for HBO Max using Warner's Golden Age cartoon properties so I doubt it.

EDIT: And I don't get the impression that Spielberg wants to work with Disney right now with how he's not working on IJ5.
 
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SuddenStorm

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My goodness.

And twenty years ago I rented a VHS of this movie for my young nephews?!? What the hell was I thinking?

I watched it a few months ago and was surprised at how 'adult' the film was. It was definitely made more for adults who grew up watching the classic animation depicted in the film.

Heck, the whole plot is started when Roger sees pictures of Jessica Rabbit playing 'patty cake' with another man.


It's also a surprisingly good film and better then anything the Walt Disney Company has put out in the last 10 years.
 

TP2000

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Now that Disney is changing rides and making announcements after the fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Lincoln and the Tiki Room were both gone or significantly changed before the end of next year.

Heck, they could be re recording the Tiki Room right now for all we know.

This really is my genuine fear. That they seem to do this stuff quickly and quietly, and then announce it after the work has already begun or things have been removed.

I'm thinking the following attractions are in deep trouble and on the HR committee's radar, in no particular order;

Enchanted Tiki Room
Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
Tom Sawyer Island
It's A Small World
Mark Twain Riverboat
Sailing Ship Columbia
Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Peter Pan's Flight
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Alice In Wonderland
Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama
 

BuzzedPotatoHead89

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This really is my genuine fear. That they seem to do this stuff quickly and quietly, and then announce it after the work has already begun or things have been removed.

I'm thinking the following attractions are in deep trouble and on the HR committee's radar, in no particular order;

Enchanted Tiki Room
Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
Tom Sawyer Island
It's A Small World
Mark Twain Riverboat
Sailing Ship Columbia
Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Peter Pan's Flight
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Alice In Wonderland
Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama
While it’s certainly possible we will see modifications to these by the end of the decade if there’s one thing I’ve noticed it’s that most of the “major” rethemes and layovers have been Eisner-era attractions. Whereas older attractions like JC and POTC have seen more minor modifications.

In part because I imagine there’s perceived to be “less emotional attachment” and also because it’s part of the Iger v. Eisner “tinkling” match.

Think of GMR and Hollywood Studios, Splash, Screamin’, large swaths of DCA, Tower of Terror (DCA), and now Toontown/RRCTS.
 
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SuddenStorm

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This really is my genuine fear. That they seem to do this stuff quickly and quietly, and then announce it after the work has already begun or things have been removed.

I'm thinking the following attractions are in deep trouble and on the HR committee's radar, in no particular order;

Enchanted Tiki Room
Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
Tom Sawyer Island
It's A Small World
Mark Twain Riverboat
Sailing Ship Columbia
Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Peter Pan's Flight
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Alice In Wonderland

We have to wonder what the long term impact of the last 5 years, and the next 5 years will be. Galaxy's Edge was when I was like 'huh, Disney doesn't really get how to properly execute Disneyland these days, do they?'

But to change so many classic and iconic attractions that have defined the park since the 50s and 60s, Disney runs the risk of crumbling whatever it is about Disneyland that allows it to connect with it's guests in a way no other venue in the world seems to be able too.

The Jungle Cruise eliminated carefully staged Marc Davis scenes and replaced them with crowded and sloppy chimp gags that rely on different iterations of the same joke- repeating a gag already present at the beginning.

Zip a Dee Doo Dah was second only to When You Wish Upon a Star in terms of enduring popularity for Disneyland music. It's been played by the Disneyland band for decades, and to many is quintessential Disney. But because the lyric sounds kinda sorta similar to an old Civil War era song no one has heard, the whole song must go. Splash Mountain uses Marc Davis character designs, music approved by Walt Disney, and was brought to life by some of the best creatives Imagineering has ever had- but now it's offensive and a blight on the park. Not sure what that says about fans of the ride, either- or the fact that it's so bad it must go but not bad enough to just close straightaway.

Pirates is good and remains popular despite the changes made since '97, not because of.

Now we can't be referred to as Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls but are instead 'friends' or 'dreamers' or whatever the new term is, which is far less formal then the announcement the park had been using since the debut of Fantasy in the Sky decades ago.
 

lazyboy97o

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EDIT: And I don't get the impression that Spielberg wants to work with Disney right now with how he's not working on IJ5.
West Side Story is being distributed by Disney through 20th Century.
I watched it a few months ago and was surprised at how 'adult' the film was. It was definitely made more for adults who grew up watching the classic animation depicted in the film.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, like The Nightmare Before Christmas, was originally a Touchstone release.
 

TP2000

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Zip a Dee Doo Dah was second only to When You Wish Upon a Star in terms of enduring popularity for Disneyland music. It's been played by the Disneyland band for decades, and to many is quintessential Disney. But because the lyric sounds kinda sorta similar to an old Civil War era song no one has heard, the whole song must go.

Is that why Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah got erased from park playlists? I hadn't heard that as a reason. To be honest, the only thing I think of when I hear Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah besides Splash Mountain's finale' scene is this favorite old commercial from the 1980's. This was everywhere on TV back then!



What's still hysterical is that the source material for this song continues to operate daily on both coasts, cycling a few thousand people an hour in floating logs past all those hateful singing chickens. Does the HR Committee even know the log ride is open still? Or where in the park they would find it?
 

SuddenStorm

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Is that why Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah got erased from park playlists? I hadn't heard that as a reason. To be honest, the only thing I think of when I hear Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah besides Splash Mountain's finale' scene is this favorite old commercial from the 1980's. This was everywhere on TV back then!



What's still hysterical is that the source material for this song continues to operate daily on both coasts, cycling a few thousand people an hour in floating logs past all those hateful singing chickens. Does the HR Committee even know the log ride is open still? Or where in the park they would find it?

A few years ago a popular podcast did a series on Song of the South, and asserted that Zip a Dee Doo Dah was inspired by an old minstrel song 'Old Zip C**n'. In the song, there's a lyric 'oh zip a dee dun day' or something. This idea has gained popularity this past year.

The minstrel song is performed to Turkey in the Straw which is interestingly still used in the park.

I think it's a stretch, but so is removing Splash Mountain for being offensive so what do I know.
 

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