Who Framed Roger Rabbit
It's the story of a man, a woman, and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble.
It's 1947 Hollywood, and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down-on-his-luck detective, is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toontown, is playing hanky-panky with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of Maroon Cartoon superstar Roger Rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, and the sinister, power-hungry Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) is on a mission to bring Roger to justice. Roger begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer and the plot thickens as Eddie uncovers scandal after scandal and realizes the very existence of Toontown is at stake!
It is amazing to think it has been 25 years since Who Framed Roger Rabbit first burst onto cinema screens, not only because I still have vivid memories of seeing the film as a child but because it hasn’t aged a day in all that time. Robert Zemeckis’ film is often remembered for its groundbreaking technical achievements and the novelty of seeing Disney characters rubbing shoulders with classic Warner Bros. toons, yet the real reason it has endured is simply because it is a great story brilliantly told. Technical wizardry and novelty gimmicks age quickly; great storytelling is timeless.
As concepts go Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a killer - set in a world where humans and much loved animated…
This is, and always will be, my childhood in a nutshell.
As a kid, I used to watch this religiously. Not only was this one of the first films I'd ever seen, it's also one of the first films (might have been the first) that ignited my passion for cinema. I just loved everything about it and I still do. A lot of that has to do with just seeing all of my favorite toon characters in one film. Imagine how blown away my mind was seeing not only Daffy Duck and Donald Duck in one hilarious slapstick scene, but also seeing just two of easily the most iconic animated characters of all time, Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny. It…
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Robert Zemeckis' first foray into directing animation in a feature film, something he would only come close to revisiting over 15 years later, became an instant classic and hasn't been duplicated since. Loosely based on the 1981 Gary K. Wolf novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, the film is an unconventional screwball comedy wrapped into a film-noir plot. It has the perfect hard-boiled detective, complex plot and a cartoon femme fatale that could stand next to the best of the 30s and 40s.
The story of the film could easily be adapted into a serious film-noir by simply changing the cartoon characters to live characters and replacing the innuendos with what…
Everything was going so well untill Mrs. Rabbit showed up.....
It was apparently too much for my thirteen year old brain and allegedly caused me to shout "Harlet! Succubus! Naughty nnnaughty nnnaughty! I want milk! I'm nasty nnasty, you nnasty girl! Whore! Nnasty Whore!!" at the movie screen, while dry humping my popcorn.
I have no recollection of this....
Esta película la vi obsesivamente a la de edad de cuatro años. Mis tíos la ponían en su Betamax. Las primeras tres veces me leían los subtítulos. Las otras 15 mil ya no hacía falta.
Algunos puntos del por qué esta película es importante para mí:
-Me acostumbró a ver películas en su idioma original y aprender a leer subtítulos desde muy pequeño.
-Descubrí que una caricatura podía estar bien buenota.
-La escena del zapatito asesinado preparó mi estómago para ver escenas fuertes en el cine.
-Yo tenía muy en claro a temprana edad que los personajes de Disney y de Warner Bros no podían convivir entre sí, porque eran de diferentes compañías. Pero en esta película sí lo podían hacer, y de manera épica. ¡El Pato Donald y el Pato Lucas en un duelo de piano!
How have I seriously not seen this before?! This was great. I'm sure I would have loved this even more as a kid. I'm surprised they were able to put some many copyrighted cartoon characters in this movie. The story is great. The mystery is great in this. I will say that I did see the ending coming, but it was still enjoyable to watch. Roger Rabbit is great and I liked the story arc of the main human. Also Christopher Loyld was great in this. I really enjoyed this movie. It had some good humor as well. Absolutely worth a watch.
Better late than never. With effects that put all the CG/live action cross overs of the last two decades to shame.
I have to say it has lost a little bit of its charm. Still very funny and entertaining but gets a little slow on parts. Watching this on High Def really hurts it though. The edits and splices looks pretty crummy and there are spots in the finale when you can plainly see the wire work in action.
I still enjoy the film quite a bit and for the time it was made it was pretty impressive.
This movie defines everything I love about movies and everything I want to do when I make movies.
To me, every framed of this film is perfect. Every gorgeous and detailed frame of Animation, every single frame of Bob Hoskins' brilliant, underrated performance as Eddie Valiant, every clever reference to the history of animation and of Hollywood.
The script is an absolute treasure, bringing together a extremely memorable and hilarious cast of characters, and the mystery is actually a lot of fun to follow. Outside of the wonderful performance by Mr. Hoskins, Chrisopher Lloyd gives a performance as Judge Doom that rivals his performance as Doc Brown for his best role, and Charlie Fleischer works alongside the animation to make…
Forgot what amazing film this is
"Walt sent me"
Fun! The best possible word to describe this technically innovative and visually interesting (even today) mix of live-action and gorgeous animation. Memorable and charming characters populate a delightful homage to 1940's detective noir. The PG rating would never be given to this film today, as it's full of sexual innuendo, mild language, and a bit of non-graphic violence.
this was the only good thing to have come out of my childhood
Overflowing with manic energy and technical wizardry. I'm pleased to see that everything here holds up well after 25 years, and the zany, loud, clever, weird thrill ride is one I'll take again and again.
A colourful, exciting world from Robert Zemeckis.