Well, another childhood legend is gone. Bob Hoskins died of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 71. He was many characters that I loved (no matter how bad the movie may have been.) He was super Mario in the 1993 live action movie that I used to watch almost religiously in the 90’s. Even before that he was the love-able bumbling Mr. Smee in Hook. I actually watched that not long a few weeks ago with the kids. His final role was in Snow White and the Huntsman, which was actually a pretty sweet flick.
And then there was the first flick I saw with Bob in it. Who framed Roger Rabbit. Now I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched it in forever, but I remember it being amazing! It had live action mixed with cartoon, and it was such a fantastic idea. With that said I practically welled up with tears at the picture below. A wonderful tribute from artist James Shance. RIP Bob, I will make sure to watch one of these wonderful movies this week. Thanks for the memories.