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Who Framed Roger Rabbit - 25 Years and Still Going Strong
Time passes and you don't always notice it. The movies that I am sharing on this page prove this point. Each of them is the 25th Anniversary Edition.
Looking back I remember when this move first hit the theaters. And I have always loved cartoons. So the chance to watch them combined with real actors I just could not pass it up. I think I actually saw this one in the theaters. And for me that is saying something. I don't tend to go out to the movies. That is as true today as it has ever been. But this was 25 years ago not today.
Yes I was drawn to go to the big screen for this one. Most of the time I spent naming the different cartoon characters and where they came from. Was it Disney or Warner Brothers? Or did they slip one in from somewhere else? The new characters created just for the movie. That was the fun of the movie for me.
OK I admit it I had to see the move a second time so I could catch the plot. But it was well worth it. I did drag myself away from the toons to be able to understand what I was watching. Wondering where they were going with the whole story of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Having to apply what I knew about cartoons, or thought I knew to the plot and where things were going. To me this was a fun way to enjoy the combination of cartoons and real actors.
So as you can see I was willing to spend money to go out to the movies - rare for me. And 25 years later I am able to share it with our kids. Yes this is a good family movie. That's rated PG.
There is one thing to take into consideration. The kids of today may not know who a lot of the cartoon characters are. But I see that as a great way for you to talk to your kids and let them know who they are and where they came from. And more to the point share with you kids. Share how you know these characters and how you feel about them. Who knows you could have a family movie night just watching old cartoons.
One of my favorite scenes from the movie
Just so you don't think I am being short with you.
OK so now I am being short. Or at least the video is.
And for the final rabbit video, the trainer for the movie that got your attention in the first place.
I remember watching this one several times on video. That's VHS for the young crowd. Another one of those that I found in college and had a small addiction to seeing at least once a week. It didn't help that in one of the dorms I was the one that ran the movies. It was hard not showing it more than once. OK so the tape started going on me. Not fun.
For a while it became dust. Then recently I came across it again. This time on DVD. I could watch it again. Granted mine did not have the 25th anniversary on it but who cares. I was able to think back and remember the times I had seen it. And more importantly I remembered the story line and did not give it away.
Its now time for a break from typing so my son and I will now watch this one together.
And of course the trailer for The Last Starfighter.
For everyone that has seen or even heard about the movie Big. The first thing that comes to mind is the scene in the toy store involving the piano. This makes sense that the 25 year case would have that as the image. Thinking back I sill wonder how many takes it took to get that one down.
But looking further into the movie the one thing that sticks out in my head is how he looks like an adult and acts like a kid. The one that most stands out was as he is doing his job of entering data and trying to do it right. Being efficient so to speak. At that point the others around him are looking on not pleased. He is making them look bad. Finally one tells him to slow down so that he doesn't make everyone look bad. OK its redundant but true. With any job you should do it to the best of your abilities.
Just watching Tom Hanks play the roll I have often wondered. How many kids did he follow around to see how they responded to different situations.? And how many times did they get to correct him if he didn't do it right?
Just in case you wish to see a trailer here it is for Big.
The Blues Brothers
For those of you that know me you know I love music. So This one just had to be added in. And to show my age I remember seeing them on Saturday Night Live. When they were just doing a sort of parody with the Blues Brothers. And it grew and grew. They got to the point of making a movie. The nice thing about it is that there was music all the way through. And not just one song over and over but many. Another fun thing is to identify the other actors and actresses in this movie.
This is from the 1980's. But I did not catch on to it until about a decade later. Another one on VHS in my library.
And last but certainly not least the trailer from The Blues Brothers.