Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis changed the future of animation and entertained adults and children alike with his 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which seamlessly combined cartoons and live action. There has been talk of a possible sequel for years. In the meantime, Zemeckis has moved on to more advanced animation techniques like motion capture, as demonstrated in films like The Polar Express. He also has a new film called Flight, starring Denzel Washington. Fans shouldn’t lose the hope of another Roger Rabbit film, however.
Despite the recent retirement of beloved actor Bob Hoskins, the human star of the original film, Zemeckis assures fans that the sequel can still happen. The director told Showbiz 411, “I have a script at Disney, and we’re just waiting for all the executive changes to settle down there.”
Indiewire also points out that producer Frank Marshall recently hinted that a prequel was “very close” to being made.
It seems safe to say that audiences wouldn’t object to a return of Roger and his Hollywood companions, especially Jessica Rabbit (voice of Kathleen Turner), who’s become an animated sex symbol in the years since the film’s release. However, it will be disappointing to miss out on more banter between Roger (voice of Charles Fleischer) and Eddie (Hoskins).