Michael Jackson: Moonwalker, Spike The Rabbit Puppet

original movie prop

Moonwalker starring Michael Jackson in his prime combines a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big. This is a hero “Spike” the rabbit stop motion puppet from the 1988 film, Moonwalker. In almost perfect condition considering the years since filming, this complete puppet can be seen from the fourth segment transitioning into the second short film, "Speed Demon" directed by Claymation innovator Will Vinton, a portion of the clip is set to Jackson's song "Speed Demon". After filming "Badder", Little Michael and his bodyguards (also young kids) are leaving the set and walk through a cloud of smoke and come out as their regular age. A boy and his grandmother spot Michael and prompt the other tourist fans to get off the bus and chase him for an autograph. In an attempt to avoid the overzealous fans (even The Noid) Jackson soon disguises himself as a rabbit named Spike using a costume from one of the film sets but ends up taunting the fans into chasing him once they realize it is him. Michael steals a motorcycle in order to flee from the fans and paparazzi (now also appearing in Claymation form) in repeatedly unsuccessful attempts to throw the fans off. After a long chase, the fans/press finally thwarted off by crashing into a giant (Claymation) cop while being arrested. Freed of their attention, Michael rides on into the desert and as the sun rises he pulls over in a canyon to remove the "Spike" costume. The costume then comes to life and challenges him to an extended dance-off. In the end, a passing traffic cop interrupts Michael to point out he is in a "No Dancing Zone" and when Michael turns to show him that he was competing with the rabbit, he sees that the rabbit has disappeared.

prop: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: movie props
movie: Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (1988)
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