Disney announced they will be releasing ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ for the first time in 4K Ultra HD.
If you aren’t familiar with ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ the official description explains, “‘This ain’t no cartoon, ya know!’ It’s the hilarious cult classic combining rousing live-action and spectacular animation. 1947 Hollywood: Detective Eddie Valiant is hired to prove that mogul Marvin Acme is fooling around with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of cartoon superstar, Roger Rabbit. But when Acme is murdered … Roger is the prime suspect.”
In a press release, Disney detailed that the film will arrive on 4K Ultra HD Disc “for the first time on Dec. 7 in stunning HDR picture quality and Dolby Atmos audio.”
There will also be an Ultimate Collector’s Edition that includes a limited-edition SteelBook available only at Best Buy.
The bonus features will include a number of bonus features including a Filmmaker’s Audio Commentary which includes commentary from Bob Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Steve Starkey, Jeff Price, Peter Seaman, and Ken Ralston.
Another bonus feature will be a number of Roger Rabbit Shorts. There are three in total.
The first, ‘Tummy Trouble’, sees “the accident-prone Roger Rabbit faces new perils when he is left to baby-sit for the mischievous Baby Herman.”
The second titled ‘Roller Coaster Rabbit’ sees “Mother takes Baby Herman to the State Fair, and leave him with Roger Rabbit so she can visit the psychic (fortune teller).”
Finally, the third is ‘Trail Mix-Up.’ It sees “Roger Rabbit returns in an all-new outdoor adventure that finds the irrepressible Toon star on a hilarious, disaster-filled camping trip.”
Along with these shorts there will also be a deleted scene titled The Pig Head Sequence where “Judge Doom and the weasels teach Eddie Valiant a lesson in a way that only Toontown can.” This deleted scene comes with an introduction by Robert Zemeckis.
Other features include a behind-the-scenes making of documentary hosted by Charles Fleischer, who voiced Roger Rabbit. The documentary is titled Who Made Roger Rabbit.
There will also be a feature titled “Before and After.” Disney describes it as thus, “Split screen comparison reveals the unbelievable talent of the live-action actors, animators and the special effects.”
Another feature is titled Toon Stand-Ins. It shows “the cast rehearse with life size stand-ins for the toons.”
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit is another behind-the-scenes documentary of the film.
Finally, it will also include On Set! Benny the Cab that details the making of one of the scenes from the film.
Interestingly, not all of the bonus features will be included in the 4K Ultra HD edition as Disney notes “bonus features vary by product and retailer.”
Do you plan on getting your hands on this 4K Ultra HD edition of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?