Last week we talked about the latest “most ambitious crossover event in history” with Avengers: Endgame, but this week we want to discuss the real most ambitious crossover event in history, and it ain’t no Marvel film. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a special, one-of-a-kind film we will probably never see again. The licensing problems alone are enough to make it completely unfeasible. Here, we have the ultimate coming together of classic and important figures in animation history: Disney, Warner Brothers, Tex Avery, Max Fleischer, and every other iconic name to ever put ink on film. Combine that with a loving send-up of classic Film Noirs of the 40s and 50s and you have the makings of a masterpiece of genre filmmaking. Who Framed Roger Rabbit has become a cultural touchstone that ages more brilliantly with each passing year. The technical achievements alone are deserving of such lauded recognition, bringing together animation and live action in the most natural and impressive way ever seen, even more than 30 years later. This week, we are joined by fellow The Twin Geeks editor Brogan to give our appreciation of this peerless classic, and everything that makes it so brilliant.
0:00 – 10:17: Videogame movies
10:17 – 42:39: Box Office – Pikachu vs Endgame
42:39 – 1:23:22: Who Framed Roger Rabbit