Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
In Robert Zemeckis's trailblazing combination of animation and live-action, Hollywood's 1940s cartoon stars are a subjugated minority, living in the ghettolike "Toontown" where their movements are sharply monitored by the human power establishment. The Toons are permitted to perform in a Cotton Club-style nightspot but are forbidden to patronize the joint. One of Toontown's leading citizens, whacked-out Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye). Private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), whose prejudice against Toons stems from the time that his brother was killed by a falling cartoon piano, reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation. Most of the sociopolitical undertones of the original novel were weeded out out of the 1988 film version, with emphasis shifted to its basic "evil land developer" plotline --and, more enjoyably, to a stream of eye-popping special effects. With the combined facilities of animator Richard Williams, Disney, Warner Bros., Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, and George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, the film allows us to believe (at least for 90 minutes) that "toons" exist, and that they are capable of interacting with 3-dimensional human beings. Virtually every major cartoon character of the late 1940s shows up, with the e...

Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern

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Year: 1988
Running Time: 104 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG

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This Goofy cartoon is Goofy Gymnastics from 1949 (although this could also be listed as a goof, since WFRR is set in 1947.)

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Although some of Disney's earliest cartoons combined live-action characters with animated characters, Disney didn't do another 'combination' film until 2007 with the release of "Enchanted"

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The password to enter the "Ink And Paint Club" is "Walt Sent Me" - this is likely an hommage to Walt Disney.

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The piece that Donald Duck and Daffy Duck are playing is "Hungarian Rhapsody" (which was also featured in The Cat Concerto (1947).

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An Amiga video game was released by Buena Vista Software in 1988 and had quite stunning graphics for its time.

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"C'mon Eddie. You're my only hope" is a line said by Roger Rabbit. It's possible that this is a nod by director Robert Zemeckis to George Lucas who used a similar line in "Star Wars" - "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope". Zemeckis and Lucas have worked together many times over the years.

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"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." -Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner)

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"Harvey" was a 6 foot tall invisible rabbit that only 'Elwood P. Dowd' (James Stewart) could see in the movie "Harvey", which was released in 1950. (Although "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was set in the year 1947.)

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This Goofy cartoon is Goofy Gymnastics from 1949 (although this could also be listed as a goof, since WFRR is set in 1947.)

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the license plate on Jessica Rabbit's car is 9H 31 65

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The writing on the bathroom wall is: 'For a good time call Allyson "Wonderland" - The best is yet to be." An obvious reference to "Alice in Wonderland".

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The billboard in the background says "Hollywoodland Realty Co." Hollywood got it's name from a land development deal around 1923. Through the years the Hollywoodland sign became dilapidated and during one of the repairs, the "LAND" part of it was removed. On February 7th, 1973 the sign and land underneath was declared "Los Angeles Cultural-Historical Monument #111" by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board.

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The name on the side of the locomotive is "Toonzoomer No. 1"

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