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The Academy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’

AMPAS is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’ Who Framed Roger Rabbitby presenting a new digital rogerrabbittrestoration of the film. Roger Rabbitt won three Oscars (four if you include the Special Achievement award that it won), and was nominated for six total. Have a look at the official press release after the jump.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a new digital restoration of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The evening will feature a post-screening onstage discussion with director Robert Zemeckis and members of the cast and crew, including actress Joanna Cassidy, voice actor Charles Fleischer, supervising animator Andreas Deja, screenwriter Peter S. Seaman and associate producers Don Hahn and Steve Starkey.  The panel will be moderated by director Rich Moore, who received an Oscar® nomination for Animated Feature Film for “Wreck-It Ralph” this past year.

A masterful blend of live-action filmmaking and classic animation, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” boldly announced the rebirth of the Disney animation studio.  The film endures as an inventive tribute to animation’s golden age that also set a new standard for what the medium could achieve.

“‘Roger Rabbit’ brought together the greatest animators, the most skilled technicians, and the finest talent of the day,” said Zemeckis.  “It’s good to have this chance to show our work to both those who remember the film as well as to a new audience.”

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) received Oscars® for Film Editing, Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects, and a Special Achievement Award for Richard Williams’s animation direction.  It also was nominated for Art Direction, Cinematography and Sound.

This digital restoration is provided courtesy of the Walt Disney Studios.  The Disney restoration team used the original 35mm picture, VistaVision optical work and original sound elements to create this pristine digital version.

Tickets for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  All seating is unreserved.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit oscars.org.

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  • JamDenTel

    Too bad they didn’t celebrate it back then by giving it Best Picture. Rain Man…Bah.

  • Holden

    Oh. So they’ll show a crappy montage of it while Kathleen Turner sings a song afterwards? Will Roger present an award with Bob Hoskins or Eddie Valiant? Gah…