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Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies
Posted April 02, 2010 to photo album "Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies"
As a special Easter article, FilmInFocus puts together a list of the best and weirdest films involving our floppy-eared friends.
Slide 8: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Robert Zemeckis’ fusion of live action and animation – in the Disney tradition of films like Song of the South, Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks – presented a parallel Hollywood in 1947 in which humans and cartoon characters co-exist happily. Except not quite happily enough, as the titular toon character is implicated in the murder of Toontown’s owner, the mortal Marvin Acme. Based on Gary K. Wolf’s 1981 mystery novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, the movie adaptation changed some of the plot and characters – in the book, it’s Roger who is killed, and the toons are comic strip characters not animation stars – but gained noir credibility by tipping its hat to movies such as Roman Polanski’s Chinatown.