Who Framed Roger Rabbit 4K and Blu-ray coming later this year

Last Updated on August 23, 2021

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 4K

At long last, Robert Zemeckis’s live-action animated noir Who Framed Roger Rabbit 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray is coming later this year. Set in a 1947 version of Hollywood where humans and cartoon characters coexist, the film follows a hard-boiled detective tasked with proving the innocence of an exhaustive toon, Roger Rabbit. You see, Roger is wanted for murder, and now there are some in Toon Town that want the rabbit dead. It’s now up to Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) and Roger’s wife, Jessica (Kathleen Turner), to help clear his name and save his tail. The film blends live-action and animation in ways unimagined at the time of its 1988 release. Truth be told, it still looks incredible by today’s standards, and is bound to look even better thanks to a gorgeous 4K presentation.

Special features set to be included as a part of the 4K Ultra HD release include:

  • Filmmakers’ Audio Commentary – View the film with Audio Commentary by filmmakers Bob Zemeckis, Frank MarshallSteve StarkeyJeff PricePeter Seaman and Ken Ralston.
  • The Roger Rabbit Shorts
    • Tummy Trouble – The accident-prone Roger Rabbit faces new perils when he is left to baby-sit for the mischievous Baby Herman.
    • Roller Coaster Rabbit – Mother takes Baby Herman to the State Fair, and leaves him with Roger Rabbit so she can visit the psychic (fortune-teller).
    • Trail Mix-Up – Roger Rabbit returns in an all-new outdoor adventure that finds the irrepressible Toon star on a hilarious, disaster-filled camping trip.
  • Deleted Scene
    • The Pig Head Sequence – Judge Doom and the weasels teach Eddie Valiant a lesson in a way that only Toontown can. With intro by director Robert Zemeckis.
  • Who Made Roger Rabbit – A behind-the-scenes making of, hosted by Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit.
  • Before and After – Split screen comparison reveals the unbelievable talent of the live-action actors, animators and the special effects.
  • Toon Stand-Ins – Watch as the cast rehearse with life size stand-ins for the toons.
  • Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit – An in-depth, behind-the-scenes documentary.
  • On Set! Benny the Cab – The making of a scene from the movie.

Who Frames Roger Rabbit will hop onto 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray later this year on December 7. Personally, I think this is a must-own for anyone serious about having animated classics as a part of their growing collection. I’ll never forget the awe I’d felt after seeing this movie in theaters. It’s still one of the greatest animated films ever made, and although it’s an unpopular opinion, I’m glad they never made a sequel.

Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.