Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel, which depicts a world in which cartoon characters interact directly with human beings and animals, the movie won 4 Academy Awards.
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. The groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation is one of the selling points of this movie.
Why it Rocks
- The film is known to crossover Walt Disney and Looney Tunes characters in various iconic scenes, the most well-known scene is where Eddie is falling in Toontown and he meets Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, making it the only time we see the two most famous iconics in cartoon history from rival companies be together in one place, another example is a scene where Donald Duck and Daffy Duck are playing the piano, only for Donald to start having one of his anger attacks because of his strong dislike for Daffy, but characters from other studios appear, which is creative.
- Very creative and beautiful animation which was drawn by Richard Williams.
- Great acting.
- Judge Doom, the film's main antagonist, is a well-known character who was a toon, which was very scary for children that, a few years later, they remembered as one of the greatest villains.
- Awesome and convincing effects to combine both of the animation and live-action, thanks to Industrial Light & Magic.
- The characters are capable of delivering a lot of fun and strong memorability.
- There are many easter eggs in the film that can be spotted.
- It is a love letter to cartoons, film noir, and the Golden Age of Hollywood.
- Awesome music score.
- The "That's All Folks!" gag in the end of the movie.
- Outstanding and creative story that takes a lot of thinking to comprehend, thus challenging the viewer.