Test Footage From The Early 80s Stars A Very Different Roger Rabbit

Here's a newly released video of footage and concept art from an early go at Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Created between 1981 and 1983, these characterizations of the Rabbits look quite a bit different from the ones audiences saw in 1988 – not to mention a Roger voiced by Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman). » 9/07/14 11:50am 9/07/14 11:50am

See The Toons Who Would Have Appeared In Roger Rabbit's Deleted Funeral

While Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is packed with cartoon characters from various studios, a handful of Toons didn't make the cut. Popeye, Bluto, and others appear only in this storyboarded funeral scene. » 5/12/14 1:20pm 5/12/14 1:20pm

Roger Rabbit VFX Video Shows How Masterful Bob Hoskins' Acting Was

We were saddened to learn that Who Framed Roger Rabbit? star Bob Hoskins passed away last night, and this video shows just how game an actor Hoskins was—turning himself into a human cartoon as he acted against a blue screen. » 4/30/14 10:30am 4/30/14 10:30am

Unused Test Footage That Could Have Changed Your Heroes' Lives Forever

If someone ever invents a machine to let us visit other universes, the first thing we'll do is head for the DVD section. Because the history of science fiction and fantasy is full of things that almost happened — to the point where there's test footage, screen tests, and audition tapes online. Here's some of the most… » 4/30/13 3:01pm 4/30/13 3:01pm

Here’s your chance to finally figure out who framed Roger Rabbit

This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases has something for everyone! Tiny magicians! Busty cartoon ladies! Nautical tigers! A blob! If you can’t find something you like in these listings, then… well, you’re probably just waiting until The Hobbit comes out next week. » 3/11/13 1:40pm 3/11/13 1:40pm

A third Roger Rabbit novel is coming!

We may or may not ever get to see a movie sequel to the classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit — but there's definitely a new Roger Rabbit novel in the pipeline. Gary Wolf, the author of the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit (which became the movie, under a slightly different title) has a new science fiction book out, Typical… » 12/24/12 10:44am 12/24/12 10:44am

3D Roger Rabbit sequel will be set in the past, still hand drawn

The cartoony noir classic Roger Rabbit is ready for a sequel — but how are they going to transition it to the 21st century? Will it be set in modern times? Will animated characters get replaced by CG Pixar creatures? Does anyone actually want a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? » 11/30/12 10:55am 11/30/12 10:55am

Watch an early Roger Rabbit test animation, voiced by Pee-wee Herman

One of the tricky aspects of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was that the animators had to develop in Roger and Jessica Rabbit a pair of characters who could stand up to the well-known Disney and Warner Bros. characters dropping anvils in the background. This early pencil test shows a proto-form of the Rabbits, with Roger… » 6/16/12 3:00pm 6/16/12 3:00pm

10 Pieces of Advice from Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Can…

Some people look to religion or well-thought-out systems of ethics when choosing the rules to live their life by — and some people are more comfortable relating to pop culture. Science fiction and fantasy movies provide plenty of wise mentors, who tell the heroes exactly what they needed to know. » 12/02/11 10:05am 12/02/11 10:05am

Life isn’t all fun and pratfalls for the Toons of “Love Me Nice”

Like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the webcomic Love Me Nice is set in a world where Toons live among us as a separate race. But it focuses more on the emotional consequences of a culture so focused on making cartoons. » 3/26/11 11:00am 3/26/11 11:00am

See Jessica Rabbit dressed up like Slave Leia

Worlds — and disproportionate body figures — collided today. Check out this mash-up of Jessica Rabbit and Princess Leia. The result: teeny tiny feet, and a waistline that would snap in half if she tried to stand up. But we're not complaining. » 2/21/11 10:01am 2/21/11 10:01am

Roger Rabbit sequel definitely still happening

Producer Robert Zemeckis verifies that the Roger Rabbit sequel still hasn't been plunged into a giant vat of dip. We're still not 100% behind Roger Rabbit 2 - but like it or not, here it comes. » 11/02/10 8:00am 11/02/10 8:00am

Roger Rabbit And Friends Get An Upgrade To Motion Capture?

Two new tidbits from Toon Town have leaked out this week. First, the Roger Rabbit sequel has retained the original screenwriters for its new script. And second, major hints are being dropped that the animated characters may go Mo-Cap. » 11/03/09 11:27am 11/03/09 11:27am

No Eddie Valiant In Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2? A Pox On This Sequel

The best part of Roger Rabbit wasn't Jessica's curves, it was the back and forth jaded quips, pitting Eddie Valiant against Roger's toony tude. So we're terrified to hear they're even contemplating a second Framing without Bob Hoskins. » 8/18/09 11:40am 8/18/09 11:40am