Original Walt Disney Production Cel from Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Medium: Production Cel on Color Copy Background
Film: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Characters: Roger Rabbit & Judge Doom
Edition: One of a kindOriginal Walt Disney Production Cel from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? featuring Roger Rabbit which sold at the Sotheby's Auction in 1989, Lot 341.
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which is based on Gary K. Wolf's 1981 mystery novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, is a delightful send-up of the hard-boiled Sam Spade films popular in the 1930s and 1940s. This esteemed film broke many technical barriers in its blending of both ink-and-paint cartoon characters and flesh-and-blood actors in its onscreen cast. Roger Rabbit was a hit with audiences and critics alike. The film did very well at the box office and went on to receive four Academy Awards, including a Special Achievement Award for Animation Direction. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is still considered a milestone in cinematic history. Roger Rabbit pays tribute to the magical world of animation in general, and specifically cartoon characters of the 1940's, including Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, Warner Brothers' Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny, and Fleischer's Betty Boop. Thanks to unprecedented cooperation between animation studios, rival studios' characters appeared together for the first time. One highlight of this unique collaboration is a fierce piano duel between the two ducks-- Daffy and Donald-- at the cleverly named Ink & Paint Club. Animation art from this film is a must for any fan or collector!