The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a new digital restoration of Who Framed Roger Rabbit in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening will feature a post-screening onstage discussion with director Robert Zemeckis and members of the cast and crew, including actress Joanna Cassidy, voice actor Charles Fleischer, supervising animator Andreas Deja, screenwriter Peter S. Seaman and associate producers Don Hahn and Steve Starkey. The panel will be moderated by director Rich Moore, who received an Oscar® nomination for Animated Feature Film for Wreck-It Ralph this past year.
No news on a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel today, but we did learn that Walt Disney Home Entertainment has finally set a date for the 25th anniversary release of the classic groundbreaking film, making it available for the first time ever on Blu-ray on March 12, 2013.
Based on the novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is the story of a cartoon rabbit’s accused of murder and the toon-hating detective he must enlist to help prove his innocence. The film stars Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant, Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom, Joanna Cassidy as Dolores, and Charles Fleischer as the voice of Roger Rabbit, Benny the Cab, Greasy & Psycho.
During an interview with A Christmas Carol director Robert Zemeckis, Zemeckis revealed that he has commissioned the original scribes of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, to pen a sequel.
Not much else is revealed beyond that, but MTV promises to uncensor themselves in the near future with more details.
Read the article and watch the video interview here.