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).
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
The creator of Roger Rabbit and an archbishop have created an homage to pulp scifi that sounds almost unbearably cheesy and derivative — and yet sort of awesome. Space Vulture, just published by Tor Books, is Who Framed Roger Rabbit writer Gary K. Wolf's tribute to Space Hawk, a pulpy scifi novel he read as a kid.