The Disney Decade and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

February 15, 1989, the Disney film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit was nominated for several Oscar Award in multiple categories.

Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, was responsible for initiating “The Disney Decade”, which included creating the Who Framed Roger Rabbit franchise as a project within “The Disney Decade”.

Little Disney insider tip! If you ever hear the term used, “Bumping the Lamp” from a Disney cast member, this is a quote developed by former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner. The term originated in reference to a scene from the Disney film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” This film had a masterful use of live action with animation. In one particular scene, Roger, hiding in a darkened room bumps his head on a lamp which causes shadows to continuously move throughout the remainder of the scene. As originally written (and animated), the “bump” did NOT occur. The director, after seeing the rough cut, decided that it would be funnier if the “bump” occurred. The animators had to go back to the drawing board to re-create the entire animation sequence, hundreds of drawings, to accommodate the shadow. All of this effort, just to make a better product.

The term to “bump the lamp” in house at Disney is an expression used for extra effort to make an improvement on a program/incident/event/guest experience.

Bump the Lamp Scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

In Disney’s Echo Lake you can see some offices above the restaurants. One of these offices belongs to the Private Detective, Eddie Valiant, from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The outline of Roger can been seen in the Window with the destroyed blinds!

Would you like to see these offices in Disney’s Echo Lake? CaribbeanDays can take you here!

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