Daily Variety is reporting that “Disney is pulling out all the stops for the March 25 release of the 15th anniversary double-disc edition of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”
The package will feature rare new animation of Roger and other animated characters from the groundbreaking combination of live-action and original cartoon characters and legendary animated stars from every studio.
It marks the closest thing there may ever be to a follow-up of Disney’s unprecedented and since unmatched collaboration with Warner Bros., filmmakers Steven Spielberg (news), Robert Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Don Hahn, and a who’s who of cartoon voice talent.
Disney’s longtime DVD menu designer John Ross recently spent a day shooting footage for the menus at the same historic Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood where scenes of the fictional Maroon Studios from the movie were shot. The footage will be used to create animated menus of toon character Benny the Cab (voiced by Charles Fleischer) driving DVD users around the studio to various program selections while offering his trademark wisecracks.
No word yet about whether or not Baby Herman’s skirt grabbing escapade will be restored in the upcoming DVD, however.
Note: the DVD shown below is the current edition, which is still available.