Still in the early development phases, this pitch comes from original Roger Rabbit creator Gary K. Wolf, author of the novel upon which Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is based. And it's a pitch that's meant to look as though it were coming from Roger himself. Working alongside development producer Erik Von Wodtke, the pair have created a series of concept art posters, revealing that they are also planning three new Roger Rabbit animated shorts that will be created in conjunction with The Stooge.
That art can be seen here, along with a proposed one-sheet and a look at Walt Disney as he will once again live and breath in this potential comedy adventure. Check out Roger in Rear Window Rabbit, The Rabbit Who Knew Too Much and The Birds, then continue reading for more details.
These three shorts plan to utilize characters from Walt Disney's vast archives, spanning the entire history of the beloved company's earliest works. Gary K. Wolf talked about how these three short films were inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and some of the more iconic Disney characters.
Erik Von Wodtke and I were going over some of the birds. He pointed something out to me that I hadn't even thought about. Donald Duck is a bird! I don't think that one lampoons Alfred Hitchcock as much as it does Sylvester Stallone 's movie, The Expendables or The Dirty Dozen. Let's pull together a whole bunch of dissimilar characters and put them on a suicide mission!"
Gary K. Wolf went onto clarify that this is not a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and that a true sequel could still get made, giving the world two very distinct Roger Rabbit movies in a short span of time.
The author even has high hopes for his cast, and plans to reach out to a number of actors.
This all sounds very exciting, but how likely are we to actually ever see The Stooge?
it may be a very long time before we see The Stooge on screen. A true sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was planned immediately after the success of the first film, and would have placed Roger and his cartoon pals in World War II with the Toon Platoon. It was later rewritten to be a prequel that chronicled Roger's rise to fame. The sequel is still in development, and may eventually get made sometime in the future with Robert Zemeckis still expressing interest in the project.