I just spent two whole hours writing one of the longest posts I’ve ever concocted for this site, about how great a movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit is, how it forever changed animation and how it remains relevant to this day. Then WordPress ate it.
“Eating it” is what happens when instead of automatically saving a draft of your work, WordPress randomly disconnects from the server and doesn’t tell you it did that. You don’t find out until you hit “publish” and get an error screen instead of a confirmation. If you hit “retry,” a blank post form appears instead of the thing you wrote. If you hit the Back button, the same thing happens. When you get the Error Screen Of Death, you’re screwed, and you know you’re going to have to rewrite at least SOME of what you already wrote before.
It’s a bug that everybody who uses WordPress gets every now and then, but even at that point, the program usually saves at least SOME of what you wrote. Not this time. My entire gigantic love letter to Roger Rabbit was erased forever. This means that because I got so carried away with the original version, I have much LESS time to write the same news, and have to settle for this bland regurgitation of the basic facts. Yes, I’m angry. Can you blame me?
Anyway. There’s a 4K version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit coming. it has the following things:
- Filmmakers’ Audio Commentary – View the film with Audio Commentary by filmmakers Bob Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Steve Starkey, Jeff Price, Peter Seaman, and Ken Ralston.
- Three Roger Rabbit Shorts – Includes “Tummy Trouble,” “Roller Coaster Rabbit,” and “Trail Mix-Up.”
- Deleted Scene: The Pig Head Sequence – Judge Doom and the weasels teach Eddie Valiant a lesson in a way that only Toontown can. With intro by director Robert Zemeckis.
- Who Made Roger Rabbit – A behind-the-scenes making of, hosted by Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit.
- Before and After – Split-screen comparison reveals the unbelievable talent of the live-action actors, animators, and the special effects.
- Toon Stand-Ins – Watch as the cast rehearses with life-size stand-ins for the toons.
- Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit – An in-depth, behind-the-scenes documentary.
- On Set! Benny the Cab – The making of a scene from the movie.
The 4K disc will be available starting December 7, and if you get it from Best Buy, you’ll also receive this lovely alternate Steelbook packaging:
In short (because this has to be short), Roger Rabbit = good. I had a lot more to say about that subject, honest.