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New In The USA: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
From the curvaceous Jessica Rabbit to the plot revolving around Los Angeles transportation to the large technical challenges of integrating animation and live action in a feature film, Robert Zemeckis' 1988 feature had (and still has) an edge to the proceedings that modern blockbusters, and certainly ones aimed at the family market, lack today.
Buena Vista must have sensed this, releasing it on its adult oriented Touchstone label rather than the usual Disney imprinteur. With a heady cocktail of influences from the slapstick Warner Brothers animation days to noir-ish Chinatown, to anti-corporate subversion, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? wears its influences on its sleeves whilst creating something wholly original.