currently a lot going for Roger Rabbit this yearThe Stooge
is currently being proposed to Disney to be a fully animated Disney/Pixar movie and will star Roger Rabbit and Mickey Mouse,it shares the name and bits of the plot to the 1952 Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis movie,but is not a remake
The Stooge is a real development proposal for a Disney/Pixar movie. It has the same title as the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis film and some of the same plot elements, but it’s not a remake. The storyline in this Stooge is quite different.
This movie, which will be all animated, has nothing to do with the sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. They are totally different concepts and projects. It’s not a case of making one instead of the other. In an ideal, rabbit-centric world, Disney will make both.
The Stooge development producer Erik von Wodtke came up with the story and wrote the treatment. He showed it to me hoping that I would see how special it was and would be interested in coming in on the project. With that, he did succeed. I love the idea of a Mickey Mouse and Roger Rabbit musical buddy comedy. This is a co-star pairing made in cartoon heaven. Two iconic cartoon characters playing off one another in a story that has the heart and emotional soul of films like Wall-E and Toy Story. What Disney fan wouldn’t want to see that?
><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?
,the 3rd book is due later this year
Both Summers and Wolf are optimistic about the prospects for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? The novel reunites all the old fan favorites—Eddie Valiant, his fuzzy sidekick Roger Rabbit, Baby Herman, and Roger's va-va-voom mate Jessica, who continue their madcap human and Toonian adventures. This time, Eddie is hired to bodyguard for Gary Cooper and Roger Rabbit, the stars of a new movie that's been receiving dire threats—shut down the film or else.
Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? is the culmination of a twenty year wait for fans of the world that Wolf first created in his 1981 Hugo-winning Who Censored Roger Rabbit? The third installment in the series has been promised to fans for a long time but never released.
and this March,you can buy the 25th Anniversary of Who Framed Roger Rabbit on Blu Ray
Special features include:
Digitally Restored Roger Rabbit Shorts: Tummy Trouble, Roller-Coaster Rabbit and Trail Mix-Up
Feature Audio Commentary
Behind the Ears: The True Story
Who Made Roger Rabbit?
On Set! Benny the Cab
Before & After Split-Screen
Deleted Scene: Pig's Head
Toontown Confidential Feature Trivia Track
The Valiant Files: Interactive Set-Top Gallery
Trailer for the 25th anniversary editionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYNqYC_jNAg
There are also rumours Who Framed Roger Rabbit will be re-released in cinemas in 3D
SO,any news on the Roger Rabbit sequel?
well,nothing concrete,this is an Interview with Robert Zemeckis and MTV
back from November 2012
MTV: Speaking of "Roger," I've pestered you about a sequel over the years. And I hear there's a script that you're happy with?
Zemeckis: I'm happy with the script. It's very good. It's written by the original writers, and it's good. [But Disney] is still thinking about it. If I were to do the sequel, it would be done just like the first one. It would look the same way, but we would present it in 3-D in its release. I would do all of the animation hand-drawn; 2-D, but using 3-D tools. It wouldn't be like Pixar 3-D. It wouldn't look like that.
MTV: You mention Pixar, and I'm not going to write your script for you — it's already been written — but do those Pixar characters enter into the fray, or do you stick to the original stable?
Zemeckis: No, this would again be another period movie. That's all I can say!
Hopefully if Disney go with The Stooge and it does decently well,they will look into starting up Roger Rabbit 2...but with Bob Hoskins recently announcing his retirement,it will be hard for someone to step into Eddie Valiant's shoes
Zemeckis certainly has the right attitude towards the sequel IMO,I would like it like the original as well,......I love both styles but hand drawn cartoons i love much more dearly than Computer drawn Cartoons