After years of teases about a sequel to 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' any updates are going to feel like someone's just pulling your ears -- er leg. But this time, in addition to a little comment from the original film's (live-action) star, Bob Hoskins, we've also got a cool video to share from 1998 that was dug up by CartoonBrew. Featuring the silly rabbit singing "Broadway Rhythm Ballet," it's part of a computer animation test produced to show Disney execs what a new Roger Rabbit movie would look like with modern effects. And it's not as bad as you'd think.
Of course it was made before CG film versions of cartoon characters started looking slightly unrecognizable, a la 'Garfield' and 'Scooby-Doo.' And it's also before director Robert Zemeckis began making his much-derided motion capture films, including 'A Christmas Carol.' So maybe after 12 years they'd be going for a different look, but for now let's just enjoy what could have been. The footage and more, after the jump.