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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

 -  Animation | Comedy | Crime  -  22 June 1988 (USA)
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A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

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Lt. Santino (as Richard Le Parmentier)
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Storyline

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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It's the story of a man, a woman, and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble.


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22 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Toons Don't Pay Bills  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$154,222,492 (USA)
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Trivia

Making this film, filming the live action first then spending another 7-8 months on the animation and post-production, precluded it from being edited like most are. In most cases, editing is simply cutting for time, using different takes or re-shooting. This was not the case because such unusual filming made even the rough cut very linear. So linear that cutting for time even just a little meant entire scenes had to be removed. Furthermore, any problematic scenes could not be re-shot because the animation had already been done for those scenes. Going to an alternate take was not an option either, because the animation for those takes would have been too time-consuming and expensive. See more »

Goofs

Roger runs past a 1966 Gottleib "Hurdy Gurdy" pinball machine. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Herman: Mommy's going to the beauty parlor, darling, but I'm leaving you with your favorite friend, Roger. He's going to take very, very good care of you, because if he doesn't... HE'S GOING BACK TO THE SCIENCE LAB.
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Referenced in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Composed by Franz Liszt
Performed by Tony Anselmo and Mel Blanc
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User Reviews

A film Classic like no other
1 August 2001 | by (Ridgefield Wa) – See all my reviews

To make a great classic film i think it has to work on several different levels and this one not only plays on many different levels It scores tremendously.

It is a great childrens movie. With zany classic characters such as Roger, the Weasles, and Benny the Cab. They are original crazy and fun. Also it is a mystery. It plays perfectly as one of those Old 50's detective stories. It is a milestone in film making. The scenes of the "toons" and humans sharing a world is great. I think the best scene as special effects go, is the one where Eddie and Roger are handcuffed together in his office. It looks so real!!!!! This movie is fun and creative and will go down in movie history. I don't know what else to say it is simply the best.

Also do your self a favor and steer clear of the bad rip off Cool World.


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