Fun Find Friday
May 2, 2014
Location: Echo Lake, Disney's Hollywood Studios
This week two major events happened: one happy and
the other sad. The first is the sad news that actor Bob Hoskins, the
actor who played Eddie Valiant in the 1988 film, Who Framed Roger
Rabbit?, passed away. The happy news is just yesterday Disney's
Hollywood Studios celebrated it's 25th anniversary! So how do these
two events connect with one another?
What several people don't realize is when Disney-MGM
Studios (now Hollywood Studios) first opened there was major
consideration for an entire land based around Who Framed Roger
Rabbit? Unfortunately, those ideas never became a reality, but there
are several references to the classic film found throughout the park
including one tied to Bob Hoskins character, Eddie Valiant!
If you head over to Hollywood & Vine, take a look
above the restaurant sign to find the following window:
Here you can find a window with a cutout of Roger
Rabbit alongside a window for Eddie Valiant: private investigator!
While the reference to the film is pretty obvious, there is one
mistake that is often overlooked. In one scene of the film Roger
Rabbit does run out a window, but it's not Eddie Valiant's, but R.K.
Maroon's window instead at Maroon Studios!
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