Robert Zemeckis Says Roger Rabbit Will Be 2D in Any Sequel

July 23, 2009

Roger Rabbit

Does anyone remember that article back in May that said Robert Zemeckis was interested in bringing Roger Rabbit back in some way (maybe even a sequel)? If not, you can read the details on that here and get caught up first. Two updates have arrived today on that front, the first from Ain't It Cool News and the second from Disney's Comic-Con presentation this morning where Zemeckis was present. First off, in regards to Bob Hoskins returning as Eddie Valiant, he said: "He loves Eddie Valiant and he would love to do it. We talk about it and it's something we are thinking about." So it sounds like it's still going to happen.

Today at the Disney panel, Zemeckis was asked if he would go 3D (or CGI) if he ever did make a Roger Rabbit sequel. "I will tell you this - if that ever does happen, the 2D animated characters will remain 2D. They will not be dimensionalized, but that doesn't mean other parts won't be in 3D," he said at Comic-Con today. However, he also said "I can neither confirm nor deny" whether or not something like this (as in another Roger Rabbit movie) was even happening. This is great to hear from the man himself, because I've heard people express concern over the idea that he'd convert Roger Rabbit into a CGI character nowadays.

Of course we'll keep you updated on any developments regarding a new Roger Rabbit and what Robert Zemeckis is doing. But for now, it sounds like it's a long way out and it won't be coming any time soon.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


leave it alone please

Brian Barajas on Jul 23, 2009


I loved Who Framed Roger Rabbit. D: I think it should be left alone though.

Sabes on Jul 23, 2009


If you guys love Roger Rabbit so much then why wouldn't you want to see him return?! I would understand if there were new players involved, but with Zemeckis in charge it'll be fantastic. Would you have wanted him to not make sequels to Back to the Future? I'd say he did a pretty damn good job with those so why wouldn't he do the same for our beloved Roger?

peloquin on Jul 23, 2009


Wouldn't worry much. Sounds like Zemeckis is leaving it alone. Apparently in other news: time machine in a new Back to the Future movie would remain a DeLorean.

ScottyR on Jul 23, 2009


If they do use any CGI, it should be used to throw in some modern characters from movies like Toy Story and such.

Moe on Jul 24, 2009

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