Who Framed Roger Rabbit emerged at a nexus of people, technology, and circumstances that is historically, culturally, and aesthetically momentous. By the 1980s, animation seemed a dying art. Not even the Walt Disney Company, which had already won over thirty Academy Awards, could stop what appeared to be the end of an animation era. To revitalize popular interest in animation, Disney needed to reach outside its own studio and create the distinctive film that helped usher in a Disney Renaissance. That film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit , though expensive and controversial, debuted in theaters to huge success at the box office in 1988. Unique in its conceit of cartoons living in the real world, Who Framed Roger Rabbit magically blended live action and animation, carrying with it a humor that still resonates with audiences. Upon the film?s release, Disney?s marketing program led the audience to believe that Who Framed Roger Rabbit was made solely by director Bob Zemeckis, director of animation Dick Williams, and the visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, though many Disney animators contributed to the project. Author Ross Anderson interviewed over 140 artists to tell the story of how they created something truly magical. Anderson describes the ways in which the Roger Rabbit characters have been used in film shorts, commercials, and merchandising, and how they have remained a cultural touchstone today.
Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat:The Making of Roger Rabbit Ross Anderson
Littlenose the Magician: Littlenose wants to be a magician, pulling rabbits out of a fur hat, turning twigs into flowers and making things disappear. The Doctor can do it. Why can’t he? But magic doesn’t seem to come easily to Littlenose, who seems to conjure up chaos without even trying.... Littlenose the Explorer: The Neanderthal winter lasts for months; it’s a great time to go exploring. With ice, snow, mist and fog all around, there’s lots of fun to be had - from sledging and hunting to rescuing strange tribespeople from the snow. But Littlenose’s curiosity also leads him into trouble! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Lambert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005076/bk_bbcw_005076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It all began with this personal ad: ´´Dominant woman seeks submissive, ´not whiny,´ male submissive.´´ The rules were simple. She would earn his trust and he would submit completely - his mind, body and soul - to her every fantasy. He called it a ´´normal fetish´´. She laughed, because she knew better. She also knew to go slow. They would of course have all the time in the world to discover endless moments of pleasure and pain. Normal? Most certainly not. He would learn. She would be sure of it. She told him to pull out a marker. What she didn´t anticipate was August Sundry pulling out a few tricks of his own. And so, after a failed attempt at ´´love´´ with submissive August, Tress Rabbit has come to accept that both her Master and her own dominant side are forever lost. And so, it begins again with another ad. But Tress isn´t the kind of girl to give up so easily. This time, she will seek a man with whom she can explore the best of both worlds. It begins with another ad, for a ´´forever Daddy´´. The deal is simple. He will earn her trust and she will submit completely - her mind, body and soul - to his every fantasy. He promised to be gentle. He said he wasn´t sure he knew what he was doing. She giggled, because she could see it in him; the Daddy Dom. She agreed to be patient, but failed miserably. After all, it´s hard for little girls to sit still for 47 minutes, let alone a lifetime. But she´d try: For her happy ending. For Daddy. Little Miss Tress is a (mostly) true to life, living document capturing an age play relationship from its first encounter through to total submission. It offers listeners a rare glimpse into the dynamic of a Daddy Dom/little girl relationship - giving insight into what drives age- play preferences and needs. Written entirely uncensored, Little Miss Tress and the Daddy & Me series turns on both the sugar and the spice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Fina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101503/bk_acx0_101503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christopher Robin is pulling on his great big waterproof boots which means that an adventure is about to happen! Join Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in this tactile board book with stimulating textures on every page to engage babies and toddlers. The nation´s favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne´s classic children´s stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child´s imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Other titles include: Winnie-the-Pooh: Hello Pooh, Hello You! Mirror Book Winnie-the-Pooh: Goodnight Pooh a bedtime peep-through book
In Echo Falls you never know what´s coming next, and everyone has a secret. Things are amiss at 99 Maple Lane: Ingrid´s dad´s job is in jeopardy, but he won´t explain why. Ingrid´s brother, Ty, is getting buff, really buff, but when Ty starts getting moody, Ingrid wonders if there´s more to his physical fitness than lifting weights. Meanwhile, Ingrid´s beloved soccer coach is replaced by an icy newcomer named Julia LeCaine, who seems a little too savvy to be in it for the postgame pizza. True to her hero, Sherlock Holmes, Ingrid begins fishing around to find out who´s really pulling the strings in Echo Falls. But one morning, while en route to the dreaded MathFest, Ingrid is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a car. Even if she escapes, will anyone believe her story? In this sequel to Down the Rabbit Hole, a clever young girl learns that mysterious forces are at work in her town, and exposing them could put her life in jeopardy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Delaney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001284/bk_harp_001284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.