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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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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

A list of the classic cartoon cameos in the film (which is supposed to be set in 1947, though quite a few post-1947 characters appear), grouped by studio: Disney: - Mickey Mouse - Minnie Mouse - Pluto - Donald Duck - Goofy - Pegleg Pete - Horace Horsecollar - Clarabell Cow - the merry dwarfs from The Merry Dwarfs (1929) - the flowers and trees from Flowers and Trees (1932) - the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf from Three Little Pigs (1933) - Peter Pig from The Wise Little Hen (1934) - Toby Tortoise, Max Hare, and the girl bunnies from The Tortoise and the Hare (1935) - Mickey's orphans from Orphan's Benefit (1934) - Little Red Riding Hood from The Big Bad Wolf (1934) - Jenny Wren from Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935) - Elmer Elephant from Elmer Elephant (1936) - Snow White, all seven dwarfs, and the Old Hag/Witch from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - Wynken, Blynken and Nod from Wynken, Blynken & Nod (1938) - Ferdinand the bull from Ferdinand the Bull (1938) - Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio (1940) - the broomsticks, the cupids, the baby Pegasuses, an ostrich, and a hippo from Fantasia (1940) - the Reluctant Dragon and Sir Giles from The Reluctant Dragon (1941) - Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo, Casey Jr., and the crows (as Jessica's backing band in the Ink and Paint Club) from Dumbo (1941) - Bambi from Bambi (1942) - Chicken Little from Chicken Little (1943) - Jose Carioca from Saludos Amigos (1942) - Monte the pelican from The Pelican and the Snipe (1944) - Peter from the "Peter and the Wolf" segment of Make Mine Music (1946) - Br'er Bear, the groundhogs, and the Tar Baby from Song of the South (1946) - the singing harp from the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment of Fun & Fancy Free (1947) - the animals from The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (1948) - Danny the lamb from So Dear to My Heart (1948) - Mr. Toad and his horse Cyril from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) - Tinker-Bell from Peter Pan (1953) - Maleficent's goons from Sleeping Beauty (1959) - the penguins from Mary Poppins (1964). See more »

Goofs

In the opening cartoon a number of kitchen implements and food items litter the floor. These disappear in later frames. 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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits: "Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweetie Bird, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Porky Pig, Acme, and all other Warner Bros. characters are trademark of Warner Brothers Inc. Copyright 1988 Warner Bros. Inc. used by permission." See more »

Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Boy, this is something I'll treasure and remember always.
7 January 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Oh, this is the first movie I've seen to have live characters and cartoons come together, maybe not for the first time, I've seen Jerry dance with Gene Kelly once, but that's another movie! Anyways this was my childhood favorite and perhaps an all time, and will always be a favorite to me. Every time I watch there is a magic moment, that the cartoons we all loved as kids are still the best today, even though we are into computer animation, Batman, X-Men, or anime, we can never say we hate those old Looney Toons or Disney shows. And the antics and jokes and gags and gimmicks they did will always remain the funniest, even though we dig jokes from Saturday Night Live or sex jokes these days. This is also the first time I've seen Disney and Warner cartoons for the first time! And not to mention Betty Boop and Droopy! Overall, this is the best animated and live movie the whole family can enjoy, and fans of the old cartoons will love. Recommended to all fans of cartoons of the golden years of Disney and Warner. Thank you Disney, thank you Warner. And if liked this, I recommend you play the video game Kingdom Hearts, this time it's Final Fantasy/Squaresoft and Disney together! >>>> 10/10


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