Our recent Freeze Frames have been focused on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. We're going to continue to explore that toony world, but take a detour over to Tummy Trouble, the very first Roger Rabbit cartoon, that was released in theaters in 1989 with the feature film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!
Homage is paid in the short to both Mickey Mouse and one of his classic early cartoons. A very quickly panned background from Baby Herman's hospital room features a wall chart of a mouse's skull, Mickey's pants and shoes, and a picture of the namesake villain from the 1933 cartoon The Mad Doctor. The bag of money on the scale? Not quite sure other than to say that Mickey is a very wealthy mouse indeed.
Later, a Mickey-themed mouse-hole can been seen near the elevator doors.
More Tummy Trouble Freeze Frames are on the way. Stay tooned!