Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
It is unfortunate that this was not part of the new "cleaned up" dvd release of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" I was lucky to have the foresight to record this show when it aired, though the quality of the tape is pretty bad. I watched it again about two years ago and noticed a cut scene that was in the theatrical release but for some reason never made it to ANY home video or DVD release. It is the scene where Eddie has Roger in the sink and is confronted by the head weasel who asks, "OK, wiseguy. Where's the rabbit?" To which Eddie replied with something like, "You mean the one with the red nose, the orange pants and the big floppy ears?" The weasel replies, "Yeah, that's the one." Then cut to Eddie's line still kept in the film - "Haven't seen him." Why DID they cut that gag anyway? The show also featured an interview with Mel Blanc where he states that there's only one person that can do the voice of Bugs Bunny as well as he does, and that was his son Noel. They go back and forth as Bugs for a short moment. Really cool bit. I was very surprised to not see this feature make it onto the DVD and hopefully another anniversary edition will be released someday with the show, AND the film, intact as it was originally presented in theaters, maybe even with all the deleted stuff included in the film itself as well.
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