It’s funny, usually down here we have to wait for Disney Brasil to release our version of a Blu-ray/DVD because the US edition does not have Portuguese audio and subtitles. Well, aside from the animated features, these recent releases are being released down here WITHOUT Portuguese audio! So movies like Roger and Hocus Pocus cannot be enjoyed by young children if they can’t read the subtitles.
This movie is realy awesome x 10!
It’s very dispointing to know that, now Disney killed of it’s legacy (their hand drawn animation studios), a second Roger Rabit movie will never happen. Almost all movies now have 3D animation in them so if they’ll go that route it’ll never touch the greatness of this masterpiece.
I enjoyed the release far more than I expected to. I last owned Roger Rabbit on Laserdisc, and have been waiting all of these years for a super, final version. As far as the film goes, this is it. However, the extras were lacking a bit. For instance, nothing is mentioned about the importance of obtaining the rights for all of the different cartoon characters from different companies and different eras, and how unique this movie really was in obtaining cross-studio cooperation (If I remember correctly, the Popeye characters were among the sole holdouts). Today’s generation will have no idea that it was virtually an impossible dream to imagine Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny in the same movie, let alone scene together. I would have liked to have heard more of what it took to be able to orchestrate that agreement between the various film companies. But otherwise, this is definitely a Blu Ray I plan to watch over again and again. Brought back many memories.
They do mention the studios working together in the commentary track. They said Steven Spielberg was the one who got them all to cooperate and that it likely will never happen again. So far, they’re right.
Thanks for letting me know — I totally forgot about the audio commentary – – I had gotten a few discs that week and knew there was something about the Roger disc I was missing. Have to pop it in and give a listen.
Hey Ricky, can you please do an article about why Roger Rabbit disappeared and has not been featured as a character in the parks for a long time? Did Steven Speilberg threaten to sue or something?
I remember when Disney MGM Studios opened Roger was all over that place…and then I don’t even remember when he disappeared. He was so popular and funny from 1989-1994 or so…and then they just locked him up in the attic. I have never understood why or who was behind that decision.
In response to Don, you’re completely wrong!!! >:(
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