It has been twenty-four years since the rascally rabbit has been seen in theater though some are quick to point out that the last “Looney Tunes” movie was 2003; the rabbit in question though is actually Roger.
Roger Zemeckis says about a potential sequel to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”: “I’m happy with the script. It’s very good. It’s written by the original writers.”
After the success of the first one it seemed that a sequel would be a sure-fire thing. Originally, the next movie would have been a prequel following the WWII origins of Roger Rabbit and the search for his mother. It was later rewritten, so that the plot would follow his rise to stardom.
Unfortunately, the farthest the “Roger Rabbit” sequel got was test footage. The first was a mix of live-action, traditional animation and CGI. The footage was dismissed and the cartoon characters were completely transformed into the new CGI, but much to the chagrin of the production crew, it was canned when it was deemed to be too expensive.
It does depend on Disney’s willingness to go through with it. “[Disney] is still thinking about it,” Zemeckis says, “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.”
Since the first movie much animation history has been made; “Toy Story” being the most prominent of the new generation, along with other Pixar creations. But, those who love the Golden Age of animation need not worry says Zemeckis: “No, this would again be another period movie.” So, that’s all folks!