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After more than 20 years of false starts, half-baked rumors and fledgling attempts at finding ways to improve on the special effects that made it seem so hyperactively revolutionary, the long-awaited sequel to 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' may be getting in toon sooner than later.

Director Robert Zemeckis, in a video interview with MTV News, revealed that Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, penners of the original screenplay, are currently crafting a script for a new, noir-ish, Hollywood-idolizing caper. After more than 20 years of false starts, half-baked rumors and fledgling attempts at finding ways to improve on the special effects that made it seem so hyperactively revolutionary, the long-awaited sequel to 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' may be getting in toon sooner than later.

Director Robert Zemeckis, in a video interview with MTV News, revealed that Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, penners of the original screenplay, are currently crafting a script for a new, noir-ish, Hollywood-idolizing caper.

Zemeckis was characteristically vague about details on the project, of course, but did allow that advances in technology have made the possibility of a sequel more appealing than in the past. Still, he pointed out, excitement may be one thing, getting optics worthy of the frenetic 'Rabbit' trail is another.

Possibly the most widely discussed effort to transform 'Rabbit' from a hare-raising farce into a real franchise was 'Who Discovered Roger Rabbit?,' commissioned by then Disney chairman Michael Eisner over 10 years ago. The idea came to naught but the movie's popularity has never waned -- it was the second-highest grossing film of 1988.

So, Jessica Rabbit, get your makeup on -- and get into those skintights, too. Time to turn on the toons. The rest of us, too.