Watch an Early Animation Test for ‘Roger Rabbit’ Voiced by Pee-Wee Herman

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Most of us remember Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which hit theaters in 1988, as one of the first films that blended live action and animation — though some viewers have probably blocked out everything except one very sultry Jessica Rabbit. At the time, the movie was the most expensive animated film ever made, largely due to the technology involved. But even the most complex projects have to start somewhere — we recently came across this very crude 1982 pencil test, featuring an early Eddie Valiant and sketchy prototypes of both Rabbits — with Roger himself voiced by Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman. We must admit, we’re glad things turned out the way they did.

[via i09]