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Wednesday
Feb202013

'The Stooge' Teams Mickey Mouse Up With...Roger Rabbit?

Micky Mouse may be a household name, but it isn't because of the awesome cartoons he's in.  Not anymore, anyways.  The Mouse's old Disney cartoons still hold up to scrutiny, by my estimation, and it's a shame that Disney is only using him as a marketing tool these days.  I was happy to hear his name in the same sentence as "upcoming film proposal", but I certainly wasn't expecting it to be found there alongside Roger Rabbit.

Roger Rabbit was the...er... fictionally famous cartoon rabbit who was the focus of 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, a film that was both a technical revolution and really good.  It combined cartoon and live action characters seamlessly, and it still holds up remarkably well.  Even so, it seems like a one-sided combo.

The Stooge is also the name of a 1952 comedy starring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.

Roger Rabbit's creator, Gary Wolf said,

The Stooge is a real development proposal for a Disney/Pixar movie.  It has the same title as the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis film and some of the same plot elements, but it’s not a remake. The storyline in this Stooge is quite different.

This movie, which will be all animated, has nothing to do with the sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. They are totally different concepts and projects.  It’s not a case of making one instead of the other.  In an ideal, rabbit-centric world, Disney will make both.

Sounds like it has potential. Let's hope it gets picked up!

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