The second of the Roger Rabbit follow-up shorts, Roger has to watch over Baby at a fair while Mother Herman goes off to have her palm read. Baby Herman wanders off in pursuit of his prized red balloon, and Roger dutifully tries to help. Steven Spielberg originally wanted the short to appear with “Arachnophobia”, Hollywood Pictures’s first feature and co-produced by Amblin Entertainment, but this short would eventually be attached to the US theatrical release of Touchstone’s Dick Tracy in the Summer of 1990 at the insistence of Michael Eisner. Disney later re-released the short appearing in front of the original theatrical release of Toy Story in 1995, taking the place of a canceled Roger Rabbit short intended to be shown before that movie. —Wikipedia
Robert R. “Rob” Minkoff (born August 11, 1962) is an American filmmaker. He is known for directing the Academy Award–winning animated feature The Lion King.
Minkoff was born in Palo Alto, California. He studied at California Institute of the Arts in the early 1980s in the Character Animation department. He has directed several films for Walt Disney Feature Animation, including The Lion King (1994) and two of the Roger Rabbit shorts: Tummy Trouble (1989) and Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990). While working at Disney he wrote the song “Good Company” for Oliver & Company. He also made the films Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008).
Minkoff also participates as a member of the jury for the NYICFF, a local New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18.
He is currently at DreamWorks Animation directing a 2014 computer-animated film Mr. Peabody &… read more