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Who Framed Roger Rabbit [1988] (2 discs)
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Director:Robert Zemeckis
Writer:Jeffrey Price
Peter S. Seaman
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:98%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Cartoon
  • Action
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Kids
  • Family
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Synopsis: A frenetic Toon gets accused of the murder of a high profile murder.


Reaction: Funny and quite off-the wall. It's a little adult for the very young, but not to a terrible degree.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Robert Zemeckis => Director
Jeffrey Price => Writer
Peter S. Seaman => Writer
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Gary K. Wolf => Novel 'Who Censored Roger Rabbit?'
Alan Tilvern => R.K. Maroon
Amy Irving => Jessica Rabbit (singing) (voice)
April Winchell => Mrs. Herman (voice)
Betsy Brantley => Jessica's Performance Model
Bob Hoskins => Eddie Valiant
Charles Fleischer => Roger Rabbit / Psycho (voice) / Greasy / Benny The Cab
Cherry Davis => Woody Woodpecker (voice)
Christopher Lloyd => Judge Doom
David L. Lander => Smart Ass (as David Lander) (voice)
Eugene Guirterrez => Teddy Valiant (still photographs)
Frank Sinatra => Singing Sword (archive sound) (voice)
Frank Welker => others (voice) / Dumbo
Fred Newman => Stupid (voice)
Jim Cummings => Bullet #2 (voice)
Jim Gallant => Bullet #3 (voice)
Joanna Cassidy => Dolores
Joe Alaskey => Foghorn Leghorn (voice) / Yosemite Sam
Joel Silver => Raoul
June Foray => Lena Hyena (voice) / Wheezy
Kathleen Turner => Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Lou Hirsch => Baby Herman (voice)
Mae Questel => Betty Boop (voice)
Mel Blanc => Daffy Duck / Porky Pig (voice) / Sylvester / Bugs Bunny / Tweety Bird
Morgan Deare => Gorilla (voice) / Editor
Nancy Cartwright => Dipped Shoe (voice)
Pat Buttram => Bullet #1 (voice)
Peter Westy => Pinocchio (voice)
Richard LeParmentier => Lt. Santino (as Richard Le Parmentier)
Richard Ridings => Angelo
Richard Williams => Droopy (voice)
Russi Taylor => Birds / Minnie Mouse (voice)
Stubby Kaye => Marvin Acme
Tony Anselmo => Donald Duck (voice)
Tony Pope => Goofy / Wolf (voice)
Wayne Allwine => Mickey Mouse (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Terry Gilliam was initially offered the job of directing this movie, but turned it down because he considered it "conceptually inauthentic to use the Looney Tunes genre/character stable as a springboard for a variation on the Howard the Duck story".
  • Bob Hoskins watched his young daughter to learn how to act with imaginary characters. He later had problems with hallucinations. Hoskins' son was reportedly furious that his father hadn't brought any of his cartoon co-stars home to meet him.
  • One scene that came about by accident was when Roger and Eddie Valiant arrive at Maroon Studios to interrogate Mr. Maroon. As Bob Hoskins delivered his lines, he looked straight ahead, instead of down at a three-foot rabbit. The animators decided to have Roger stand on tiptoe against the wall to cover up the gaffe.
  • Jessica Rabbit's speaking voice was performed by Kathleen Turner, and her singing voice was performed by Amy Irving. Turner was uncredited.
  • During filming, Charles Fleischer delivered Roger Rabbit's lines off camera in full Roger costume including rabbit ears, yellow gloves and orange cover-alls. During breaks when he was in costume, other staff at the studios would see him and make comments about the poor caliber of the effects in the "rabbit movie".
  • Judge Doom picks up a record and reads its label: {The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down}. Then he says, "quite a loony selection for a bunch of drunken reprobates." The song {The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down} is the familiar theme song for the Looney Tunes cartoons.
  • Some versions include an extra sequence (called the "Pig Head Sequence"): Eddie Valiant had gone into Toontown, ambushed by the weasels and had a pig's head "tooned" onto his. He went home and took a shower during which Jessica walks into his apartment. This scene was cut from the original release, but did appear in theatrical trailers and a television broadcast. A scene cut from the theatrical version where Jessica rolls up her dress to reveal her stockings as she sits cross-legged is included in this sequence.
  • Several voice actors make cameos as the voice of the character(s) they have played before. These are Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck), Wayne Allwine (Mickey Mouse) and Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety Bird). But most noticeable is Mae Questel as Betty Boop. Mae did Betty's voice from 1930 until the character was retired in 1939.
  • This movie marked the first time cartoon characters from both Walt Disney and Warner Bros. appeared together on screen.
  • Since the movie was being made by Disney, Warner Brothers would only allow the use of their biggest toon stars, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, if they got an equal amount of screen time as Disney's biggest stars, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Because of this, both sets of characters are always together in frame when on the screen.