Why did Roger Rabbit fail to become an iconic character?

Why did Roger Rabbit fail to become an iconic character?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Copyright Hell.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Michel Eisner fricked around and found out what happens when you can't keep promises in the business. A couple of Disney animators keep mentioning how he screwed over Spielberg for not putting the roger rabbit shorts with his films(which was one of the main reasons in exchange why Spielberg helped fund for those three shorts).

      The initial murder charge, while proven innocent, still lingered on his public image

      >It's another fricking goofy cartoon rabbit
      Too many of these type of meme actors in Hollywood to have longevity

      It seems to be doing alright.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He even has a cameo in that shitty rescue rangers movie. How did they talk into agreement with that?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >After Maroon Cartoons and his shorts career fell under, Roger has had moderate success revamping himself as a gay toon porn actor

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >226
        >alright
        that is pathetic numbers

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For a toony male that's pretty alright
          Anything over 200 signifies people will coom to you but that's not what you're majority known for

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Disney tried to bank on Bonkers being a Roger Rabbit backup plan but it did not worked so well, apparently the 4th Eoger Rabbit short may have been completed but only cels have appeared

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Calling it now, Jim cumings voiced the waiter

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Either him or David Ogden Stiers voice coming out of him

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any of Jessica?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Michel Eisner fricked around and found out what happens when you can't keep promises in the business. A couple of Disney animators keep mentioning how he screwed over Spielberg for not putting the roger rabbit shorts with his films(which was one of the main reasons in exchange why Spielberg helped fund for those three shorts).

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The initial murder charge, while proven innocent, still lingered on his public image

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's another fricking goofy cartoon rabbit
    Too many of these type of meme actors in Hollywood to have longevity

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >missing the point entirely
      Do kids not know what a parody is anymore?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Missing the joke in the post

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because Disney largely did not give a shit and buried it after 3 shorts that were only made so that the Florida studio attraction would be working on something for the tours to see.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He wasn't funny. He was just annoying.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Disney owned the cartoon version of the character but not the character concept. But they only made the shorts as a meaningless busywork project for the new studio they added to the MGM park in Florida. Tours wandered the animation studio and Disney gave them the Roger shorts to have an actual project to be working on.

    Then Eisner pissed off Spielberg, who was funding the shorts to attach to his movies. But never added any short to his movies. After sticking one of the cartoons with Dick Tracy instead of Arachnophobia, Spielberg cancelled all funding which cancelled the 4th and 5th cartoon and Disney never bothered again.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    80s Disney trying to make 40s Tex Avery Warner Bros cartoons. It was never going to work.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they didn't even want to in the first place.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But he did. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" remains a touchstone of animation, one of the all-time greats that people still reference now.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >touchstone
      I see what you did there

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don;t know if they reference the character as much as the setting the movie created with cartoon characters working as actors. And even Warner did that back in the 30s.

      Animaniacs did a better job of the whole idea anyway.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but it didn't have a billion spin offs, toys, money, tv shows, money, video games, food brands, money, etc, money.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    He does have that look of the artist trying too damn hard to make a wacky character. Like the kind of parody Waldorf from Drawn Together represented. Instead of just being an animal that was crazy like Bugs, Daffy, or Screwball Squirrel, he was off with the polka dot bow tie, the pants with little color patches and weird hair thing.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >haven't seen anyone make references to Who Framed Roger Rabbit in years.
    Not "Reference" as in "we put Roger into something." Reference as in talk about. We list it among the all time best animated movies. Whenever someone tries to do live-action merged with animation, we bring up Roger Rabbit. Because of course we do. Because it was fricking brilliant.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the hell are you talking about? The fact that he STILL gets talked about and referenced to this day, despite only having a decades old movie and a handful of ahorts to his name, shows that he's very much iconic.

    [...]

    He was in that godawful Rescue Rangers movie a while back.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. Disney (being Disney) tried to short-change Gary K. Wolf, the author of "Who Censored Roger Rabbit," the book that inspired the movie (some of the major concepts and characters come from the book but a LOT was changed. A LOT). He sued, he won, and Disney is nothing if not a petty company.
    2. Spielberg was REALLY into the idea of a prequel set during WWII. Then he made Schindler's List and decided he could never again make a movie where Nazis are just "the bad guys" because he feels that cheapens just how monstrous they were.
    3. Bob died.
    4. The rise of CGI (and in particular Disney's growing disdain for 2D).

    A whole bunch of things come together to keep us from getting more Roger. But fans get the last laugh, people will be watching this when shite like the Chip and Dale movie gets forgotten.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's in one movie that came out 36 years ago

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One movie, two shorts, and four books (although not much in the last one, that's Jessica's story).

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Camtoonist Productions

    Just because something doesn't get 18 sequels and several spinoffs doesn't mean it isn't iconic. Roger Rabbit is a major staple in Animation History.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no its not. that goes to the thief and the cobbler because of its ones animation and hand drawn 3d

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Roger Rabbit being a major part of Animation History does not mean no other works are also major parts of Animation History.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because he ruined the chances of Hand drawn 3D becoming popular

    I LOVE HAND DRAWN 3D
    FRICK YOU ROGER RABBIT
    YOU RUINED EVERYTHING
    FRICK YOU ROGER
    I HATE INTEGRATED CGI

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      anon thinks Roger Rabbit was 3d cg

      point and laugh at him

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's annoying as frick. All those attempts at classic style cartoons cartoons felt like they were trying too hard. WOAH ANVIL IT'S FUNNY

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ionically his wife, he was literally overshadowed by jessica

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, he wasn't. They're a matched pair, the love for Jessica goes hand-in-hand with her being the wife of Roger.
      People love the schtick of the biggest knockout in animation being the wife of THAT GUY, and the gag that toons look at the couple and go "damn, what a lucky gal."

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LOL no, people only talk about two things, jessica and the impossible crosover between disney and warner, specially the bugs and mickey scene.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >People only talk about
          >talk about
          The movie gets recommended. People watch it and enjoy Jessica and Roger's dynamic. A very very small minority end up "talking about" it, except to maybe say "that's a good movie, you should watch it."

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >People watch it and enjoy Jessica and Roger's dynamic
            ok anon, then tell me what roger is not iconic but jessica it is? you sounds like a self-inserter

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Both characters are iconic, the movie is still recommended with great regularity and people recognize the characters.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >If you're not constantly making more content/installments, the characters can't be iconic

    The MCU has much to answer for.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is his name the one in the title when Eddie is the actual main character and Jessica is more of a deuteragonist than Roger?

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He kinda feels like a character who is written to fit particular role in a piece of media than being "organic" character of that type that managed to evolve through years. You have Bugs, Mickey with years of history and then you have Roger who is a character in the movie who is supposed to be like them but he doesn't have IRL history to back him up. He's like a stand in for a particular character type rather that a genuine character of that type. His cartoon shorts would feel artificial. He will only work if they use him in something similar to his movie.

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