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Great Babies of History

Posted April 09, 2010 to photo album "Great Babies of History"

With Babies in theaters, we take look back on some of the most memorable babies of all time.

Slide 1: Introduction - Great Babies of History
Slide 2: The Child of God - The Baby Jesus
Slide 3: The Children of Empire - Romulus and Remus
Slide 4: Child of Hope - Keith Haring's Radiant Baby
Slide 5: Child of Commerce - The Gerber Baby
Slide 6: Child of Legend - Hercules
Slide 7: Child of Fantasy - Mowgli
Slide 8: Child of Power - Bronzino’s Portrait of Giovanni de' Medici
Slide 9: Child of Racism - Tar baby
Slide 10: Child of Cinema - The baby in Rescued from an Eagle Nest
Slide 11: Child of Capitalism - Baby Herman
Slide 12: Child of Comics - Swee'Pea
Slide 13: Child of Crime - The Lindbergh baby
Slide 14: Child of Horror - The It's Alive baby
Slide 15: Child of Persistence - Baby Huey
Slide 16: Children of Television - Rugrats
Slide 17: Child of the Coen brothers - Junior from Raising Arizona
Slide 18: Child of Satan - Rosemary's Baby
Slide 11: Child of Capitalism - Baby Herman

Slide 11: Child of Capitalism - Baby Herman

Robert Zemeckis’ toon-noir Who Framed Roger Rabbit pulls the curtain back on the exploitation of animated characters by the cartoon capitalist conspiracy. But every toon was a patsy to the studio’s shenanigans. On screen, like in the Maroon Studios cartoon “Somethin’ Cooking,” Baby Herman plays the adorable tyke who continually crawls into trouble. While the baby consistently escapes unscathed the same cannot be said for his guardian, Roger Rabbit. The cute baby was played in real-toon-life by Baby Herman, a cigar-chompin’, bouncing ball-busting actor who ain’t going to be pushed around, either in a baby carriage or by a studio bigwig.