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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
« on: October 22, 2002, 11:40:26 »
From: Buena Vista

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VISTA SERIES Two-Disc DVD Set Exclusive Video Bonus Edition VHS Who Framed Roger Rabbit 15th Anniversary of Landmark Film Loaded With Fun Bonus Features Newly Restored With Digital Sound, Available March 25

A milestone of film innovation and the recipient of four Academy Awards®,* the live-action/animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit gets the lavish treatment it deserves with a deluxe VISTA Series 2-disc DVD set (in both widescreen and full frame formats) and an Exclusive Video Bonus Edition, from Touchstone Home Entertainment on March 25, 2003. Suggested retail price: DVD $29.99, VHS $19.99. The VISTA edition of Who Framed Roger Rabbit has been designed to present this groundbreaking film in the most complete edition possible, with something for every viewer. Created in concert with the filmmakers, the VISTA DVD of Who Framed Roger Rabbit is presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound with the most pristine digital presentation of the film available. The DVD includes loads of bonus features that go behind the scenes and provides a new look at the movie that broke the rules of live action and animated films.

The VISTA DVD of Who Framed Roger Rabbit includes:

Disc One: Family Friendly
Full-frame version of the film
Three Roger Rabbit Shorts Tummy Trouble Roller Coaster Rabbit Trail Mix-Up
Who Made Roger Rabbit - A family friendly feature that looks at the making of the film
Set-top game: Trouble In Toontown

Disc Two: For The Enthusiast
Widescreen Version
Audio Commentary with director Robert Zemeckis and fellow filmmakers
Deleted scene - The Pig Head Sequence
Behind The Ears - an in-depth look at the making of the film
Toontown Confidential - pop-up style trivia
Set top gallery - The Valiant Files
"On Set!" - cinema verite look at the making of a scene from the film
Before and After - featurette look at a scene with and without animation
Toon stand-ins - how to rehearse a scene for Toons The exclusive video bonus edition VHS of Who Framed Roger Rabbit will include the Roger Rabbit short Tummy Trouble.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit/PAGE THREE Who Framed Roger Rabbit is truly a unique, landmark film. A zany comedy that crosses from Hollywood to Toontown and back, the film's fast-paced story is told through a breathtaking mix of live-action and animated film action. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Forrest Gump), Who Framed Roger Rabbit's all-star cast includes Bob Hoskins (Last Orders), Christopher Lloyd (Hey Arnold! The Movie, TV's Taxi), Joanna Cassidy (TV's Six Feet Under) and more. Legendary vocal actors Mel Blanc and June Foray, who have given voice to countless cartoon characters, lend their talents to the film. The animated cast includes a veritable who's who of famous "toons," including many classic characters from the Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers Studios.

The VISTA DVD series (Vision, Imagination, Style, Theme, Artistry) is a partnership with filmmakers that presents the definitive version of the filmmakers' cinematic vision, with premium picture and sound enhancements, and in-depth supplemental bonus programming derived from collaboration with the filmmakers.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit benefits from a wide range of star filmmaking talent. The movie is executive produced by Steven Spielberg (Minority Report) and Kathleen Kennedy (Signs); produced by Frank Marshall (The Bourne Identity) and Robert Watts (On Deadly Ground); and associate produced by Don Hahn (Disney's The Lion King) and Steve Starkey (Cast Away).

Street Date: March 25, 2003
Direct Prebook: January 28, 2003
Distributor Prebook: February 11, 2003
Rated: "PG."
Bonus features unrated and subject to change.
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 formatted for 16x9 screens
Fullscreen 1.33:1
Sound: DTS Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound THX Certified
French Language Track
Spanish Language Track
Feature Run Time: Approximately 104 minutes
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $29.99; VHS $19.99

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, gumshoe detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) is on the job in both Hollywood and Toontown, and the line between reality and fantasy gets blurred as Eddie tries to solve a major "who dunnit." He's thrown for quite a set of curves when he meets Jessica Rabbit, the sultry "toon" who whispers "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." When Eddie gets mixed up with the fast-talking "toon" Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer, TV's House of Mouse) he finds himself crossing paths with such characters as the hilarious Baby Herman (Lou Hirsch, Tom & Viv), Benny the Cab, the sinister Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) and more, in a wacky adventure of a lifetime.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., is a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

*Who Framed Roger Rabbit Academy Awards ®: Won: Best Sound Effects (Charles L. Campbell & Louis l. Edemann) 1989; Best Visual Effects (George Gibbs, Ed Jones, Ken Ralston, Richard Williams) 1989; Best Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt) 1989; Special Achievement Award For Animation Direction & Creation of Cartoon Characters (Richard Williams) 1989. Nominated: Best Art Direction (Peter Howitt, Elliot Scott) 1989; Best Cinematography (Dean Cundey) 1989; Best Sound (John Boyd, Tony Dawe, Don Digirolamo, Robert Knudson) 1989.

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