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