This original Walt Disney production cel features the iconic Jessica Rabbit, and is from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
The film, which was based on the 1981 Gary Wolf book Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, combined live action and animation. Set in the 1940s, the film creates a world in which cartoon characters and humans interact. When the famous ’toon actor Roger Rabbit is framed for murder, Bob Hoskins as detective Eddie Valiant is hired to investigate; what follows is a wonderfully comedic and animated interpretation of the detective films made popular in the 1930s and 1940s.
Roger Rabbit pays tribute to "The Golden Age of Animation"; well-known Disney and Warner Brothers characters make appearances throughout the film. Roger Rabbit himself has physical elements of both Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse; his sultry wife, Jessica Rabbit, was inspired by Tex Avery’s Red Hot. Believing that the film was too risqué with sexual innuendos, it was decided by the Walt Disney Company to release the film under their Touchstone Pictures banner, instead of the traditional Walt Disney banner. The 1988 release of the film was met with instant success; critics applauded the film for the seamless blending of toon and human acting. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is the first animated/live action film to win multiple Academy Awards; the film is also credited with leading the Disney Renaissance, which thrived during the late 1980s through the 1990s. This original production cel on a color copy background measures 20” x 15” framed, and would make a fantastic addition to any animation collection. SOLD.