There are a lot of amazing new movies coming in 2018, but there’s also a long list of classic, iconic films that will be celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Here are the biggest science fiction, fantasy, and genre movie milestones happening in 2018. (You should probably be prepared to feel old.)
Robert Zemeckis has been hit or miss for almost two decades. But in the eighties, he was on fire. Along with Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is just one of those movies that remains great no matter how many years pass and its technical achievements are still a marvel. But why does it work so well?
Two years ago, Los Angeles art gallery iam8bit presented a great idea: an art show filled with work based on sequels that don’t actually exist. They called it SEQUEL—and now that show has its own sequel.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, unquestionably the greatest cartoon/live-action hybrid movie about basketball ever made. To celebrate, we’ve decided to share this fan theory with you, which makes Space Jam an even cooler movie.
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).
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.