Great Job, Internet!: Read this: How animation and sexuality converged in Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988 was the year that Who Framed Roger Rabbit bounded into theaters and obliterated the box office. As a frenetic combination of animation and live-action cinema, the world gobbled up the hard-boiled action of Eddie’s adventures in Toon Town, the stuttering, slobbering Roger, and the vixen curves of Jessica Rabbit, the film’s ostensible femme fatale.

While Who Framed Roger Rabbit might be remembered as that crazy mix of animation and live-action, aping an L.A. noir for laughs, it’s worth appreciating the film’s grander ambitions. Tor offers an interesting perspective, and celebrates those ambitions, which the film largely achieved in the face of some serious odds. Based on the 1981 Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, the project was locked away in development hell for several years. Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment help revive the project. That strange partnership infused more money, but also opened the door to creating …

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