Friday, June 22, 2012

Framed Today...

Shave and a hair cut...







Hard to believe it's almost been a quarter of a century...

Twenty-four years ago today, Walt Disney Studios under their Touchstone Pictures banner, released the film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" to audiences across America. The live-action/animated hybrid film directed by Robert Zemeckis was an instant hit and a Disney classic.

With it's glowing reviews and box office success, a part two would be inevitable, right? The sequel with Tom Cruise never happened, but there has been talk that Zemeckis would do a sequel with today's technology. Let's hope if it's made, they don't forget story.

But like "The Rocketeer," if you walk down Buena Vista Street you'll see reminders of that classic film when the Red Car Trolley rolls by. And if you're down near Oswald's, look around at some of the mail boxes there. A certain detective named "E. Valiant" resides there.

Maybe someone will hire him to find out what happened to that sequel...

6 comments:

Connie Moreno said...

Inside Elias & Company, there is a mannequin that I SWEAR is dressed like the Rocketeer. Of course, my memory of his costume might be cloudy, LOL.

Anonymous said...

No, that's the outfit. But Cliff had to buy his outfit somewhere.

Kevin said...

I always liked in Florida in the theme parks, in one of the windows is the outline of Roger when he ran through the window, a favorite sight personally. Can't wait to check it out! Happy 24th to one of my favorite films!

Anonymous said...

Roger Rabbit is one of the worst films ever made. And the "animation" is lousy. I still can't get anyone to tell me what the story of the film is--it makes zero sense. And the badly airbrushed animation wobbles all over the place. It's just so UGLY! The several short films made after the film are far superior--especially Roller Coaster Rabbit. And the film was only a mild hit. It cost over $70 million to make, with another $50 to 70 to market. It did OK, but not as well as anyone--especially kaztemburg and Speilberg--wanted.

D Que Blog said...

First, this post is only YOUR opinion. I disagree, and that is MY opinion. Here is why...

For its time it had groundbreaking ideas. No, it wasn't the first successfully combine live action/animation (ie: Mary Poppins) but it did it in a new way. Instead of being a piece of the film the animation was treated like a normal part of the whole film.

And "Ugly"?? Compared to modern animation (ie Avatar, Pixar, etc.) yes, it is a rough and gritty ancestor, but without films like this, and many other attempts that did not get proper recognition, then we would not have the beautiful animation that we have today. And just to drive the point home, remember that animation technology has changed in a drastic way in the last 24 years. It's like comparing a Model-T Ford to a Toyota Hybrid. We wouldn't have the latter without the former.

Anonymous said...
Roger Rabbit is one of the worst films ever made. And the "animation" is lousy. I still can't get anyone to tell me what the story of the film is--it makes zero sense. And the badly airbrushed animation wobbles all over the place. It's just so UGLY!

Floyd Norman said...

I still have my Roger Rabbit one sheet framed in my studio. I think it's pretty cool.

Did you know that Disney had to reprint all their Roger Rabbit one sheets? I pointed out they had misprinted, "Robert Williams" instead of "Richard Williams."

Oops!