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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day isn’t bad, it’s just drawn that way.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Stepping clear of the all horror/movie monster centric October run of BtSPotD we find ourselves with a rather interesting (and a bit risqué) picture from the filming of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? This particular title is bound to have plent of interesting behind the scenes potential due to the crazy technique used to bring the hybrid live action/cartoon worlds together. I have many fond memories of this film. In fact, it’s an early movie memory for me. I can vividly remember watching this in the theater with my mom. As I grew older the references became more clear, but I recall even at a young age thinking how different this movie was from others of its type. Jessica Rabbit was an unapologetic sex symbol, her animated cleavage causing more than a few young boys to see the light. Probably some young girls, too. I’m sure Jessica swings, so whatever floats your boat. The photo comes from reader Steve Abramson and was one of my top contenders for the recent Making of Empire Strikes Back book contest I just ran. He got it from Cinefex and makes sure to point out that the human stand in for Jessica Rabbit is an actress named Betsy Brantley. I hope you guys enjoy the image and make sure to click for the mega-version of it.

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. I think tomorrow’s pic is the start of a beautiful friendship. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)

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  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Patty cake!!!


    Vote for Jessica Rabbit!

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Great picture.

    by reddwarfcas

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I don't get the jizzing over Jessica Rabbit

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    She's like the 'toon version of a starlet with MASSIVELY FAKE GIANT TITS, a la Pamela Anderson. To quote Weird Science, "Anything more than a handful's wasted". Pocahontas and Esmeralda (Hunchback) and Ariel are all MUCH hotter cartoon cuties.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    The jizzing over Jessica Rabbit...

    by TenderBranson

    ...had everything to do with Kathleen Turner's pipes. My God, that woman was sex on a stick (Body Heat?) until she Kirstie Alley-ed out...

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    I get the jizzing over Jessica Rabbit!!

    by MyNameisSimon

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    uhhh... nasty in the pasty is scaring me...

    by RedHorseVector

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Jessica Rabbit is a real woman...

    by MyNameisSimon

    as opposed to those other underage fairytales i.e Aerial or Pocahontas. We need more real voluptuous women in our animated films.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    I hate to re-bitch on CGI, but...

    by lochkray

    When rumors of a Roger Rabbit sequel pop up, I cringe, because I know that they would do it all with computers, and the magic of all that hand-drawn animation would be down gone. I loved that movie. So much remarkable practical effects work. Brilliant. And I have to agree with Nasty-Pasty. I'd rather split the little mermaids fins than play patty-cake with Jessica. If you think that's wrong, then I won't go into details of what I would do with the centaur ladies of Fantasia.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    By the way. LOVE this movie and everything about...

    by MyNameisSimon

    It's completely amazing that they got so many different cartoon characters in their classic forms to appear together onscreen. All hail the golden age of animation and Roger Rabbit for bringing it back at least for a little while. Maybe we will get another golden age revival. The public demands violent nonsensical over the top cartoons.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Very cool!

    by DigitalBeachWar

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Back when Zemeckis had a soul

    by jrb

    Now he could teach a master class on how not to use motion capture. Just God awful crap from him in recent years. So sad.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Seeing that ballerina there instead of Jessica....

    by Chewtoy

    Really makes that club look creepy. I guess because Jessica, with her massively overt sexuality, seemed more than a match for all of those leering guys it didn't come off as quite as disturbing on film. Really interesting to see, and a cool shot.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    FIRST!! Holy crap!

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    Happy Xbox-rape day!!!!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST


    by jon pertwee

    so when's the first bts pic from a porno?

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    don't want a sequel.

    by disfigurehead

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    The last great special effects movie....

    by Jobacca

    The way this move was made was amazing...and it shows. There was a level of skill present in the production of Roger Rabbit that has not been seen since CGI made the scene. Classic movie...instead of a sequel,I would love if they would just re-release this one to theatres.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Incredible Silvestri score

    by therealkumar

    Puts Giacchino's Pixar scores to shame.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Betsy Brantley

    by TheComedian77

    You mean Zeke Andersons Dr girl in Tour Of Duty?? Man I used to love Tour Of Duty. Staying up late (real late) on a Saturday to catch in on ITV. Paint it black! Didi mau! Dit mau! Dit mau!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Get outta here

    by Geekgasm

    Get me some money too

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Last great special effects movie

    by Kaitain

    Interesting topic. Never really thought about it before. I guess you mean "before the rise of CG". <p> I'd be tempted to go for "The Abyss" if you mean a film with great practical effects work rather than a great film with good practical effects. (I consider The Abyss a good movie, but not a great one.) <p> Of course, The Abyss was also the movie whose five minute pseudopod sequence also kickstarted the modern computer effects industry...

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Zemakis and his films had such high energy...

    by Mike K

    ...until "CONTACT", which was just pretentious oscar bait. Maybe he burned himself out on filming ridiculously complex live action films. Going the motion capture route is his way of taking it easy.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

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  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST



    Must have seen it about 4 times when it was released ... it had a very magical feel when watched in a dark cinema.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST

    What about Cool World?

    by KilliK

    it came after RR but it's not as popular which is a bit unfair because its a very good movie too.<br /> <p>it also has a sexy toon version of Kim Basinger:<br /> <p><br /> <p>

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Re: Jessica Rabbit is real woman

    by Mike Connor

    Er, no. She's really not.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    This is one of those movies where I prefer not knowing how they did it. That was just a woman they drew over? Ahh man!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Cool World blew

    by slone13

    Everything about it was pretty awful aside from how hot Holli was.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST


    by crashcow

    Try another word. We'll wait.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    If there wanted to get more realistic shots

    by DoctorZoidberg

    of the guys' faces then that chick shoulda been nude

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    live action remake with christina hendricks as jessica and verne troyer in bunny suit as roger. IT COULD WORK!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Christopher Loyd

    by skywise404

    was sooo awesome as the villian in this film. One of my childhood favs and yes, Jessica Rabbit caused me to go thru several boxes of tissue paper.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    What Lies Beneath

    by Daniel2010

    Worst Zemekis film ever!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Jessica Rabbit..a real woman..hahahahaa!!!

    by alienindisguise

    she epitomizes fake hollywood with tits bigger than her head and a waist you could strap a wristwatch around and on top of all that she's a goldigging whore. Garbage!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    New Harry animation...WTF?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    blue velvet<-- nasty in the pasty

    by neosporing

    i believe the animation is the standing dead man in a yellow suit from 'blue velvet'

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Pocahontas is underaged?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    In the movie she looks about 25.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Most Iconic moment ever

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Was the scene when Eddie fell off the cliff and ran into Bugs Buuny and "The Mouse" WOW! I get nerd boy goose bumps every time I see that!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Most Iconic moment ever

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Was the scene when Eddie fell off the cliff and ran into Bugs Buuny and "The Mouse" WOW! I get nerd boy goose bumps every time I see that!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by Affleckwasthebomb

    CGI still has to be drawn, you could make a new Roger rabit movie that was CGI and you could make it look hand drawn. It's not really about whether it's handdrawn or not. CG characters are still handdrawn, just not on paper. It's about the stories you put them in. If it's bad film, it's bad whether it was hand drawn or not. See plenty of the later disney films. Proof that CG isn't the problem. Pixar.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    "Poke My Hot Ass" In Her "Blue Corn Moon"!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Yep, Disney sure didn't want the pron industry to have to work very hard to come up with titles for that one.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Betsy Brantley

    by SonnyBonoWigDo

    was also Fred Savage's mom in the opening scene of The Princess Bride and she also had a part in the Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment. good stuff. great BTS pic!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    "Step outta line, and we'll hang you..."

    by Dollar Bird

    "...and the rabbit out to dry. C'mon boys, let's amscray." I have such affection and admiration for this film. The animation was great, the effects really clever, Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd, the insane soundtrack. Loved it in the theaters and watched it a million times on VHS. How many years later and I bet I still could recite almost the whole thing by heart.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    So Bob Hoskins WASN'T just a good actor...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...when he was ogling an animated hottie.<p> He was ogling an ACTUAL hottie.<p> I'm so disillusioned.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Remember how you could stop...

    by eustisclay

    ...the vhs and laserdisc to capture the moment where Jessica proves that the carpet matches the drapes? I remember reading that they removed the offending frames for dvd.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Bill Murray as Eddie Valient!!!! Hoskins ruined this movie.

    by Professor_Monster

    Okay, maybe he didn't ruin it, but there was something cool about Zemeckis wanting Murray in the movie because he's a great reactor to all things weird going on around him. Hoskins was unknown to me at 15 and I think alot of the funny was lost because of him. It's the Stoltz, Fox thing all over again, but I guess Zemeckis was selling the technology in this movie and not the actors, unlike BTTF. Man, can you imagine Murray falling off the building with Bugs and Mickey... instant wall poster!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Prof. Monster

    by MikeTheSpike

    Hoskins makes every movie he is in pure gold. Shut up. <p> Also, Jessica Rabbit's not a golddigger. Roger makes her laugh.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by Professor_Monster

    Hoskins bores the shit out of me.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Casablanca tomorrow

    by dukeroberts

    I can't wait to see some Casablanca BTS goodness.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST


    by lucky slevin


  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Brain Drain

    by Dollar Bird

    You just shifted my paradigm. <p>Also, as much as I dearly love Bill Murray, I cannot see him playing the part of Eddie Valient. "GET OUTTA THAT CHAIR!!!" It would have been a totally different movie.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Shave and a hair cut...

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Prof. Monster

    by MikeTheSpike

    That is just plain weird. I thought he was one of those universally-enjoyed actors.<p>

  • Nov. 10, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    WHERE is the comprehensive 'making of'?

    by henrydalton

    Has there ever been one? I've always wanted a really, really in-depth making of documentary to accompany this film. The extras on the existing UK DVD are beyond shit (I can't speak for the US version). I really really hope that for the blu-ray they pull out the stops and give this amazing film the treatment it deserves.