Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary Screening at DCA

             Who Framed Roger Rabbit  1988  10 out of 10

It is the 25th anniversary for the classic masterpiece that is Who Framed Roger Rabbit.   Disney decided to throw a screening event for its Annual pass holders at downtown Disney which featured a free screening of the movie with Don Hahn ( Disney Producer that was Associate Producer for the film)  and  Charles Fleischer (the voice of Roger) and  Dave Bossert (Visual Effects Animator).
And then there was a special appearance by Roger himself at the very end.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988  10 out of 10

The movie is an absolute classic that was a true delight to see on the big screen again for the first time in 25 years.  It is amazing that this film was ever made in the first place.  The movie follows detective Eddie Valiant,  a heavy drinking detective that is dealing with the death of his brother at the hands of a toon being thrust back into the world of toons when he has to solve a case where Roger Rabbit is accused of murder.    It is a gritty, daring film noir with cartoon characters.   An edgy film with some adult humor that somehow was able to get famous cartoon characters from different studios all together in the same film.  The movie was filled with action and humor and a murder mystery that needed to be solved.   Watching it 25 years later it still holds up really well.  The mix of the animation and live action  is amazing.   If you haven't seen Who Framed Roger out and get it on Blu Ray today.

After the film there was a great discussion panel discussing the film which was a treat.   Of course the main question which everyone wants to know is will there ever be another Roger Rabbit.   It is a film that deserves a sequel and a sequel has been talked about on and off for years....but it sounds like that won't be happening anytime soon.  I guess we can just be thankful that this film happened at all in the first place.

Here is the trailer for the film

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