In honor of the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hold a cast-and-crew reunion event open to the public. The shindig will happen April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, at $5 a head (or $3 for students and Academy members).
Before screening the movie, in attendance for a panel discussion will be director Robert Zemeckis, producers Don Hahn and Steve Starkey, stars Charles Fleischer (Roger) and Joanna Cassidy (Delores), animator Andreas Deja, and writer Peter S. Seaman. The panel moderator will be Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore, an intriguing choice considering the similarities of Ralph to Roger.
While the event is truly an exceptional value filled with an admirable roster of talent, one has to wonder why it will not take place at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, where a host of similar anniversary panels and screenings have taken place. Admission would have been undoubtedly higher at the El Capitan, though, so there’s no real complaining, just slight curiosity.
The panel comes off the heels of an usual amount of buzz surrounding Roger Rabbit. The film will make its Blu-ray debut on March 12, and Roger is currently being considered to star alongside Mickey Mouse in a potential buddy picture.
(Via Animation Magazine)