In 1981, author Gary K. Wolf wrote Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, a murder mystery novel involving hardboiled detective Eddie Valiant as he seeks to uncover who murdered famous comic strip character Roger Rabbit, using a "doppelganger" of the former character to assist him in the investigation. From this concept, would eventually arise the 1988 Robert Zemeckis classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.
While this would adaptation would essentially change everything about the original story, it would also become an incredibly popular and influential film, propelling the character of Roger Rabbit to the upper echelon of animated legends. In the succeeding years, a series of cartoons would be developed involving Roger Rabbit and his co-host Baby Herman, and then...nothing.
What happened to Roger Rabbit? And what could've been done with his character, or what could be done now after almost two decades without any new Roger Rabbit content?
- Tummy Trouble (1989), released as a short alongside Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (this is actually where I was first introduced to Roger Rabbit as a child).
- Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990), released as a short alongside Dick Tracy.
- Trail Mix-Up (1993), released alongside A Far Off Place, a film that I have never heard of before.