Mickey Mouse and Roger Rabbit to Star in THE STOOGE?
It looks like there's a good chance that Mickey Mouse and Roger Rabbit could star in a new Disney/Pixar movie together called The Stooge. Roger Rabbit producer Gary K. Wolf has confirmed that the film has been proposed to Disney as a fully-animated buddy comedy starring Roger Rabbit and Mickey Mouse. The title is the same as the 1952 movie that starred Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and here's what Wolf recently told AICN.
The Stooge is a real development proposal for a Disney/Pixar movie. It has the same title as the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis film and some of the same plot elements, but it’s not a remake. The storyline in this Stooge is quite different.
This movie, which will be all animated, has nothing to do with the sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. They are totally different concepts and projects. It’s not a case of making one instead of the other. In an ideal, rabbit-centric world, Disney will make both.
The Stooge development producer Erik von Wodtke came up with the story and wrote the treatment. He showed it to me hoping that I would see how special it was and would be interested in coming in on the project. With that, he did succeed. I love the idea of a Mickey Mouse and Roger Rabbit musical buddy comedy. This is a co-star pairing made in cartoon heaven. Two iconic cartoon characters playing off one another in a story that has the heart and emotional soul of films like Wall-E and Toy Story. What Disney fan wouldn’t want to see that?
This could be an awesome movie! I'd love to see these two classic characters team up in a comedy. Wolf offered up a few more details on his blog saying,
The movie is called The Stooge. It will be based on the classic Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movie of the same name. The story has the emotional empathy and sensibilities of Wall-E and Toy Story. It will be a (G) Rated Pixar type animated musical buddy comedy. Mickey takes on the Dean Martin role, Roger, who is already regarded as a comic genius in France, takes the Jerry Lewis part.
The film incorporates five specific locations from the Disneyland park. It also introduces the Toon Train, an exciting and interesting way to travel through Toontown.
The film features real-life people. Walt Disney costars. Orson Wells makes an appearance.
I imagine the locations and real-life people he's talking about will also be animated. He goes on to reveal that meetings are taking place, and writers are being looked at and evaluated. This is some really exciting news. I hope everything goes through, and something really cool comes out of all this!