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Old November 6 2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Long Awaited Sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit!

Ok, why are they just now making a sequel to this -- and does anyone really care anymore?

Maybe they should title the sequel: Who Cares About Roger Rabbit?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/...roger-rabbit-2
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Old November 6 2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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That sounds like a crappy idea. Classic cartoons really aren't that popular anymore, and I'd rather not see Toon Town populated by SpongeBob and Pokemon.
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Old November 6 2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: Long Awaited Sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit!

What? No!

I guess there's a remote chance they'll do it right, but the emphasis there should be on "remote."
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Old November 6 2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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Re: Long Awaited Sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit!

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What? No!

I guess there's a remote chance they'll do it right, but the emphasis there should be on "remote."
Yeah, but folks...the original film was made over 20 years ago. Do you think anyone would even go see it? Is the original cast even still alive at this point?

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Old November 6 2009, 07:16 PM   #5
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I have a feeling it's gonna turn into some really lame kids movie starring Miley Cyrus.
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Old November 6 2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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Re: Long Awaited Sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit!

My definition of "do it right" doesn't necessarily include using the original cast. Doing it right means doing it so that it's as clever and as funny as the original.

As for whether anybody would go to see it...heck, I don't know. They won't go just because of the original, probably, but they might go for other reasons.

But of course, as I mentioned earlier, I very very very much doubt they'll do it right.
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Old November 6 2009, 07:21 PM   #7
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My definition of "do it right" doesn't necessarily include using the original cast. Doing it right means doing it so that it's as clever and as funny as the original.

As for whether anybody would go to see it...heck, I don't know. They won't go just because of the original, probably, but they might go for other reasons.

But of course, as I mentioned earlier, I very very very much doubt they'll do it right.

I just think the "ship has sailed"...could be wrong though.

BTW, I think the "ship has sailed" on Ghostbusters also...
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Old November 6 2009, 07:40 PM   #8
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Re: Long Awaited Sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit!

I loved the original at the time, but honestly it just looks incredibly corny and dated to me now. I can't say I'm terribly excited at the idea of a sequel.
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Old November 6 2009, 08:20 PM   #9
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This is fantastic news. I hope they continue to use traditional cell animation for Roger and his ilk.

I don't really think the original looks dated in a bad way. It's cartoon noir, it's supposed to be vintage. If anything, a too modern, squeaky clean touch for the sequel could spoil it. We've seen George Lucas make that mistake before.
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Old November 6 2009, 08:40 PM   #10
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I think the original is still fabulous. I can't understand, really, why anyone would think it looks dated. I accept that some people do, but I don't get why.
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Old November 6 2009, 09:04 PM   #11
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How can a cartoon look dated?

Anyways this is a horrible idea. I see it being ditched in favor of a reboot.
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Old November 6 2009, 10:04 PM   #12
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Maybe the live action/cartoon blending effects. I dunno, I still think they hold up.
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Old November 6 2009, 10:20 PM   #13
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I think the original is still fabulous. I can't understand, really, why anyone would think it looks dated. I accept that some people do, but I don't get why.

Yeah, I think the original holds up fine...it wasn't contemporary to 1988 anyway.
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Old November 6 2009, 11:09 PM   #14
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Re: Long Awaited Sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit!

While I'm not completely against a "Roger Rabbit" sequel, Zemeckis' most recent comments make it sound like he wants to portray the human characters via motion capturing (or "performance capture") like in Beowulf, Christmas Carol etc. At least the cartoon characters are supposed to stay traditionally animated, but still...

The whole performance capture thing is a great tool for creatures like Gollum, King Kong or the Na'vi in Avatar, but just looks ugly and creepy when used on normal human characters. I definitely don't want to see a Roger Rabbit film with a dead-eyed CGI Bob Hoskins.
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Old November 6 2009, 11:19 PM   #15
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Jessica Rabbit is doing a fine job on Californication these days and the other female lead was T'Pol's mother T'Les in Enterprise not too long ago.
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