Tummy Trouble (1989)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  23 June 1989 (USA)
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Baby Herman swallows his rattle, and Roger has to take him to the hospital to get it out.



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This is the three Roger Rabbit cartoons: 'Tummy Trouble', 'Roller Coaster Rabbit' and 'Trail Mix-Up'.

Directors: Barry Cook, Rob Minkoff
Stars: Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, April Winchell


Complete credited cast:
Roger Rabbit (voice)
Lou Hirsch ...
Orderly (voice)
Richard Williams ...
Droopy Dog (voice)
Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Sol Pavlovsky ...
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Roger Rabbit once again is chosen for the dangerous task of babysitting Baby Herman and everything is going to be just fine. "Not like last time!!" Baby Herman immediately swallows his rattle and is rushed to the hospital. The rattle get's out, but then Roger swallows it and doctors are about to cut him open when the lunch whistle goes off. Roger and Herman blast off around the hospital on a jet powered "Hare Splitter" machine. They get blown into the air, the rattle is rescued and everything is fine - until Roger sees the hospital bill! Written by <Robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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23 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Roger Rabbit: Tummy Trouble  »

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The first of three Roger Rabbit cartoons produced for theatrical release, and the only one with a complete ending. (The others, like the opening cartoon on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), were "interrupted" midway.) See more »


When Baby Herman first swallows the rattle, Roger panics and screams for somebody to call 9-1-1. However, in the end when it reverts to the "real world", the setting is the same 1940s setting as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" - 9-1-1 wasn't even proposed as an emergency number in the United States until 1968. See more »


[first lines]
Mrs. Herman: Snookums, don't cry. Mommy will only be gone for an hour. Uncle Roger will take care of you; and everything's going to be just fine... NOT LIKE LAST TIME!
Roger Rabbit: Don't worry about a thing. I've learned my lesson! I'm a reformed rabbit, a better bunny, a happy hare.
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Roger's OK but he's no Bugs Bunny...
23 January 2011 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Baby Herman swallows a rattle while in the care of Roger Rabbit (which is why I never leave a rodent to supervise MY kids) and is rushed to the hospital where all manner of craziness ensues.

I'm not the biggest fan of the Roger Rabbit shorts, finding Roger's voice a little on the irritating side and the relentlessly madcap nature and breakneck speed of the action, something akin to Tex Avery on speed, just a touch too excessive for my taste (I had the same problem with Spielberg's equally insane Animaniacs).

Even though Tummy Trouble doesn't rate as highly with me as it does with other reviewers here on IMDb, I still recommend it if only for the fact that pneumatic Jessica Rabbit appears wearing a tight nurse's outfit (cue wolf-whistles, leg thumping on table, jaw hitting the floor, eyes popping out, and steam erupting from ears!).

(Please excuse the fact that all the reviews I have written for the Roger Rabbit shorts are almost identical—since all three cartoons follow exactly the same formula, I thought I would save myself some time!)

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