"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" announced

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  1. MattHR

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    Sweet cover!
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    I want it NOW! This is absolutely one of my favorite films of all time [​IMG]
    DTS? Commentary? The Original shorts [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    By the way, does anybody have a bigger picture of the coverart? DVDempire's is a little small.
     
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  5. Gui A

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    I'm assuming disc one, labeled 'Family Friendly' will have the PS version, and disc two, 'Enthusiast' will have the WS version. I like it like that... separate discs.
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  6. Kenneth Cummings

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    By the looks of the names and the fact it says commantary on disc 2, I think it going to be like Shrek, with a pan and scam verison on the first disc and a widescreen on the second disc. With probably the first disc having the normal verison, and the second uncut and other restored bits.
     
  7. Kajs

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    Well, only 159 more days!

    Those labels for "Family Friendly" and "Enthusiast" really get my hopes up for an uncut widescreen version and a cut full screen version.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Great news! Thanks for the scoop!
     
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    It's being released the day before my birthday (#21). Happy birthday to me. [​IMG]
     
  10. Bill Slack

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    That's great that it will have all the shorts.
    I bet it will be the same commentary as on the LD which is quite good, but not great. I wouldn't get too excited about DTS. The DD5.1 track on the LD sounds the same or worse than the PCM track, so unless they do some sort of crazy new re-mix from the 4-channel master it'll be pretty ho-hum.
    It's about time this title was treated with some respect though. [​IMG]
     
  11. Daniel Schenk

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    This is from todays Variety.com site:

    Disney's Touchstone Home Entertainment is prepping the closest thing there may ever be to a follow-up of the unprecedented and since unmatched collaboration of Disney, Warners, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Don Hahn and a who's who of cartoon voice talent in its March 25 release of the double-disc 15th anniversary Vista Series edition of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
    The release will feature rare new animation of Roger and other animated characters from the groundbreaking combination of live-action and original cartoon characters and legendary animated stars from every studio.

    Like the movie itself, the DVD is bringing together an eclectic mix of DVD producers from various camps, including Spielberg's longtime DVD producer Laurent Bouzereau, who is producing the disc with Mark Herzog, and Disney's longtime menu designer John Ross of Gork Enterprises under Disney's executive producing team led by David Jessen.

    Ross recently spent a day shooting footage for the menus at the same historic Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood where scenes of the fictional Maroon Studios from the movie were shot. The footage will be used to create animated menus of toon character Benny the Cab (voiced by Charles Fleischer) driving DVD users around the studio to various program selections while offering his trademark wisecracks.

    Frank Marshall, one of the original producers, said Fleischer also voices a newly animated version of Roger in a 15-minute featurette called "Who Made Roger Rabbit," in which Roger goes in and out of existing scenes through the use of blue screen.

    Marshall, who also directed parts of the three Roger Rabbit theatrical cartoon shorts that were produced in subsequent years and will be included on the DVD, said the movie was so much work that if the filmmakers knew in advance how hard it turned out to be, they might never have made it. That's why he says there are no plans to do a sequel or a prequel, or even produce new Roger Rabbit animated shorts.

    "I think the movie sort of stands on its own," he said. "I think it's kind of like 'E.T.' for all of us; everybody came together at the right point of their careers."

    Also included on the special edition will be an audio commentary track by the filmmakers that was recorded for a previous laserdisc edition.

    Other extras include two scenes from an "Invisible Man" movie where actors were filmed doing their scenes with rubber dolls being held and carried around by people approximating where the toon characters would be drawn in later.

    Date in print: Thurs., Oct. 17, 2002, Los Angeles
     
  12. Dan Brecher

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    Great stuff, very pleased. I'd just like to know if it's going to be the same altered cut the initial DVD release was stuck with.

    Dan
     
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    Hmmm...theatrical shorts are on the "Family Friendly" disc. So does this mean that the shorts will be shown in Fullscreen? Anybody know the OAR for the shorts?
     
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    wow, 2003 is shaping up to be an even better year than this one. Fab
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  15. Nick Sievers

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    I'm all over this release. I've never owned Roger Rabbit on any format, but when I was a little younger I used to watch it all the time. It seems so far away though [​IMG]
    The image on DVD Empire is a little small, is that a Vista Series banner?
     
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    I'm assuming that they are releasing this with a new 16x9 transfer? I didn't see anything on DVD Empire or in that article above about it.

    -Dean-
     
  17. John Berggren

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    I hope the shorts are anamorphic and OAR.
    I hope the film is unedited.

    I can't wait to own this release.
     
  18. DonRoeber

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    This is fantastic news. I'm definatley going to be buying this on release date. I'm glad I was able to hold off buying the current disc for so long.
     
  19. Jonathan Perregaux

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    Yay!!!
    With this great news, I feel I must now share this drawing I made some years ago in Adobe Photoshop...
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    And yes, I actually drew it and yes, it was difficult to draw.
     
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    Surprised that there was no mention of Jessica Rabbit up to this point. All I can say is about time.
     

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