The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
'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
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Given the extraordinary process of making this film -- shooting the live action first, then the animation, which took twice as long -- there were little-to-no options in the editing of the final composite. This, coupled with the fact that animation could not begin until all the dialogue was prerecorded, practically meant finishing the film before it was finished. This also ruled out alternate takes or reshoots, since the animation for alternate scenes would have been too expensive, and the animation had already completed for any scenes that the filmmakers might have wanted to film again. As such, cutting even part of a scene for timing meant that the entire scene had to be taken out, animation and all. See more »
In one scene, a Pacific Electric Red Car is seen passing by with both of its trolley poles raised. The pole pointing forward would likely jump the wire and severely damage the overhead wire supports. See more »
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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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »
I'm a fan of both cartoons and film noir movies, and so Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a great experience to me. Set in the 1940's, in a shadowy atmosphere reminiscent of Bogart classics such as The Maltese Falcon, the movie blends in cartoon characters and live actors almost seamlessly. For me, one of the most interesting aspects of the movie was seeing Disney and Warner Bros cartoon characters in the same scenes - for the first time in film history, I believe. Who could forget the piano duel of Donald and Daffy? The live actors were a bit theatrical and over-dramatic at times, but not to an extent that would have made the film unbearable or bad. The cartoon characters saved a lot, too.
Fast-paced, entertaining film that can be viewed by anyone. I liked it very much.
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