Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Turns 15 With New DVD
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking live-action/animated classic WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? by picking up the deluxe Vista Series 2-disc DVD set and an exclusive VHS bonus edition of the film available from Touchstone Home Ent. for the suggested retail price of $29.99 DVD and $19.99 VHS. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg, the landmark comedy mystery starred
Bob Hoskins as a 1930s gumshoe working in Hollywood and Toontown to help the fast-talking "toon" character named Roger Rabbit (voiced by Charlie Fleischer) who is accused of murdering the chief of Acme Studios. The cast features Christopher Lloyd (BACK TO THE FUTURE), Joanna Cassidy (SIX FEET UNDER) and vocal work primarily by Mel Blanc and June Foray. A roster of toon stars from the Walt Disney and Warner Bros. catalogs also make appearances. Don Hahn was associate producer on ROGER RABBIT, which was shot in Los Angeles and London. Legendary animator Richard Williams handled most of the animation in London while Industrial Light & Magic handled effects in its Northern California studio. The film received Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects, Best Film Editing and a Special Achievement Award for Animation Direction & Creation of Cartoon Characters given to Williams in 1989.
Disc one contains a full-frame version of the film and three ROGER RABBIT shorts: TUMMY TROUBLE, ROLLER COASTER RABBIT and TRAIL MIX-UP as well as a feature on the making of the film and the set-top game TROUBLE IN TOONTOWN. Disc two features a widescreen version of the film, audio commentary by director Robert Zemeckis and fellow filmmakers, deleted footage, a photo gallery, an in-depth look at the making of the film, a set top gallery, pop-up-style trivia plus before and after comparisons of a scene with and without animation. The exclusive video bonus edition VHS of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? includes the short TUMMY TROUBLE.
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