Cartoons and animated features have never been strictly made for children. But not until the s did the cartoon gain serious acceptance from young adults. Especially appreciated were the Road Runner cartoons and Fantasia , the latter a favorite for the blossoming drug generation. As serious entertainment, however, the animated feature had to wait until Beauty and the Beast was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
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Production on the film was almost halted several times due to the escalating budget. Against all odds, it was finished, and released in to huge box office returns. Using cels and optical compositing and employing more than full-time animators, the amount of work that went into creating the movie is staggering, and today it is rightfully acknowledged as one of the masterpieces of modern American cinema. Who Framed Roger Rabbit takes place in , in a world where cartoons, or "toons," exist alongside real humans. Trying to track Jessica down, Valiant hits up the nightclub where she performs. After Roger is shown the photos, Acme is found murdered. We discover that although Valiant was once a prominent supporter and defender of toons, alcoholism took hold after his brother was murdered by one.
How did a gal like her ever end up with a rabbit like Roger? Yet, the most legendary of sex symbols can rarely be so simplistically interpreted. From Marilyn Monroe to Lara Croft, pop culture pin-ups have often come with their own subversive, feminist appeal: especially within the construct of third wave feminism, which allows space not only to embrace contradiction, but to celebrate it.
Roger Rabbit is a fictional animated anthropomorphic rabbit character. The character first appeared in author Gary K. Wolf 's novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit?