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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Taxi Meter Flag from Who Framed Roger Rabbit -1988


The taxi meter flag is classic example of a useful flag with a heavy utilitarian purpose rather than referring to some group, corporation, or political agency.  Usually these flags are made of metal and indicate that the customer is being charged at the moment.

An animated taxi meter flag appears on Benny the Taxi Cab in Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988. Roger Rabbit was ground breaking cinema that also broke corporate barriers allowing Daffy and Donald Duck to appear in the film together.  It can be enjoyed by children on one level, kids on another, and finally it has plenty of mature humour.  The only thing left to discuss, is a sequel coming out?


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