WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?
1988, Disney, 103 min, USA, Dir: Robert Zemeckis

Director Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE), with the help of producer Steven Spielberg, made this exhilarating, groundbreaking movie blending live-action and animation, with real people and cartoon characters co-existing in 1940s Hollywood. Toon star Roger Rabbit (voiced by Charles Fleischer) goes to down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), hiring him to investigate his supposedly two-timing wife, Jessica. With Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Lloyd, Stubby Kaye. "Sheer, enchanted entertainment from the first frame to the last - a joyous, giddy, goofy celebration of the kind of fun you can have with a movie camera." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
1993, Paramount, 94 min, USA, Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld

When Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) welcome a new baby into the family, evil nanny Joan Cusack invades the household and sets her cap for Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd). Paul Rudnick's wickedly satirical script, which includes the brilliant conceit of sending the Addams kids off to summer camp, makes this the rare sequel that improves upon the original.


THE ADDAMS FAMILY
1991, Paramount, 99 min, USA, Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld

Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia head up the macabre family of the title in this darkly hilarious adaptation of cartoonist Charles Addams' greatest works. A group of con artists sets out to take the Addams Family for all they're worth, but they get more than they bargained for when the family's magical powers take full effect. Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci costar.


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