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Robbie Parry
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Assuming the sites I checked are accurate (IMDb seems inconsistent at times), WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? was released thirty years ago today:





It certainly felt cutting edge in the day. I did enjoy the interaction between live-action characters and cartoon characters, I enjoyed several characters, and Judge Doom was a most memorable villain.

I was surprised they didn't do a sequel.

Anyone have any memories - good or bad - of this?
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A lot of good memories.

And a funny one. I played it to my nephew when he was a little kid because I had a fond memory of it and I remembered a funny cartoon/live action film...

It turned out Baby Hermann cartoon at the beginning is really terrifying for a little kid and I had to stop it!
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One of my favorite movies.  I'll re-watch it from time to time. No sequel is necessary. Ultimate crossover!

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I don't think it needed a sequel, but I'm surprised "Cash Cow Hollywood" didn't make one. 

I mean, there's no doubt someone out there who is planning a sequel to TITANIC, plus a prequel, spin-off, TITANIC III, TITANIC IV, etc...
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I enjoyed Roger Rabbit overall, and Jessica especially, but the film is not one that I revisit. The laughs from "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way..." drown out the film's next-best line, "Dabbling in watercolors, Eddie?"

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Great, fun film that I think still holds up. Likely the last time we'll ever see so many famous cartoon characters from different studios together (unless Disney swallows up every studio out there eventually), and one of the very last times that Mel Blanc voiced some of his most famous cartoon roles.

As for a sequel, I'm kind of glad it hasn't happened, since sequels are rarely better or even on a par with the original film. But in this era when sequels are made to movies originally released many decades before, I guess we can't really rule out a sequel in the future.


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I would have liked a good sequel. IIRC there was another book which followed the first book that this film was based on, but I never read either.

I'm almost more surprised that we haven't gotten a remake by now, probably set in the modern era, with characters like the Simpsons and the Toy Story figures interacting.

BTW the fine folks at The Asylum indeed made TITANIC II because of course they did.


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A sequel couldn't really do the original justice, I feel. I mean... this was a once in a lifetime event. I damned near died from my first viewing of this movie, and still laughed at the 30th viewing. What a fantastic piece of animation and music and magic.

Then again... Warner Brothers currently owns the Super Friends, and I'd love a crossover with the Incredibles... :)
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Jabari, the novel by Gary Wolf was a very different beast altogether. The main character was killed, not framed, and the detective works with a cartoon after-image of the dead Roger who speaks, as all toons do, in rapidly-disintegrating voice balloons. It also does not feature the multiple crossovers the film does. It's very definitely its own thing.

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LOVE this movie...easily one of my favorites. Loved it when I first saw it in the
theater and never looked back. Mind blowing technology at the time, and still
holds up. One of a few films that has a permanent spot on my iPad.
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There's a two disc DVD set with masses of making-of extras and all the theatrical shorts, pretty much essential. I actually had read the book it was based on before the movie was made... it was titled Who Censored Roger Rabbit, and was loaded with all kinds of in-jokes for cartoon buffs (like those who had issues of Mindrot fanzines and Maltin's Of Mice And Magic book).
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I have seen it so many times ! My personal favorite !
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Quite the technical achievement as well as a good story with nice twists!
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I walked out of the first viewing thinking "THIS is how they should have done HOWARD THE DUCK!"
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There's a part of me that is depressed about HOWARD THE DUCK being the first theatrical Marvel movie.
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in 1998, they did a 3D animation test as a pitch for a
sequel...

Roger Rabbit 2

It was directed by famous Disney animator Eric Goldberg.

Obviously, they didn't go further...
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That 3D test looked better than I was expecting.

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