Mon, 25 June 2018
When a serious Private Investigator takes a cartoonish case, the possibility of insanity (or at least inanity) increases by a factor of 88. To prove the point, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, and Alan Silvestri combined film noir with cartoon antics in a live action/animated movie named Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Tune in for ‘toons this week on TechnoRetro Dads.
In the NEWS
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein looks to get a reboot, eh? Eggo’s boost in sales from the Stranger Things craze has abated. Showbiz Pizza’s house band, The Rockafire Explosion is back together, playing at an arcade in Kansas City. Everyone’s favorite video game hedgehog (Sonic) is getting his own movie.
We Love Our Cereal
Shane in Grand Rapids lets us know about the Cold Stone Creamery mashup with Malt-O-Meal for ice cream cereal. After hearing about the Dippin’ Dots cereals last week, we think this might be a trend. PLUS: JediShua gives his first thoughts on Chips Ahoy! cereal and shazbazzar reviews Dippin’ Dots Banana Split cereal.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Kathleen Turner, and Charles Fleisher combined forces in 1988 to create the one-of-a-kind live action/animation movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s a tale of mystery, murder, and maroons in a world where cartoons are people, too. The trouble doubles when Roger Rabbit is framed for the murder of Marvin Acme and Judge Doom’s goon squad searches high and low for the scared hare. Reluctant detective Eddie Valiant goes against his long-standing practice of avoiding ‘toons and protects Roger long enough to get to the bottom of the case. Speaking of bottoms, Lou Hirsch portrays Baby Herman, a baby-faced ‘toon actor who is in dire need of a diaper change. If you haven’t seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit, you need to get to it immediately! (WARNING: Parental Guidance Suggested)
Mike MacDonald spots Star Wars in The Great Outdoors so shaz and Shua identify the fast food premiums from 1980 and 1983. Jonathan Bell lets us know what he thought about Won’t You Be My Neighbor and The Dark Crystal. Jeff Baucom pulls out the Brian Daley Han Solo novels and reminds us about the Lando Calrissian Adventures (which, evidently, Lando didn’t forget to chronicle in Solo: A Star Wars Story).
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