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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, who begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 62
- Fresh: 60
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Although this isn't the first time that cartoon characters have shared the screen with live actors, it's the first time they've done it on their own terms.
Fresh: The real stars are the animators, under British animation director Richard Williams, who pull off a technically amazing feat of having humans and Toons seem to be interacting with one another.
Fresh: For audiences who grew up with cartoons as a natural part of their moviegoing, the shock may not be the mix of live and animated folk--it may come from the truly revolutionary sight of great icons of rival studios cheerfully rubbing shoulders.
Fresh: Roger looks terrific after 15 years.
One of the Greatest Films Ever Made!
In 1988 Disney (under its Touchstone Pictures label) and Steven Spielberg collaborated on what is considered to be the most famous fusion of live action and animation. The film has enthralled audiences of all ages since its release and has won four Academy Awards. It is also credited with thrusting the medium of animation back into mainstream public acceptance after being limited almost entirely to kiddie fare for over two decades. Look for appearances of numerous classic cartoon stars, including various Disney characters as well as Woody Woodpecker, Betty Boop, Droopy, and the cast of Looney Tunes (voiced by Mel Blanc in one of his last performances). Highly recommended - although parents of young children should take note: Judge Doom is quite scary!
A Film That Will Stick With Me The Rest of My Life!
Words cannot fully express how I love this epic film! Being a lover of cartoons and mysteries, this truly brings the best of both in an amazing film that has captured my imagination ever since my childhood.
With a plot that is well-thought out, effects that still amaze me today, comedy that is timeless, and a villian that STILL gives me nightmares, this film is an absolute treat for young and the young-at-heart. And when you have Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Castaway, Flight) at the helm, it's bound to be entertaining!
Bob Hoskins turns in the performance of his career (it's not easy acting with cartoons) as the protaganist Detective Eddie Valiant, Charles Fleisher makes the hilarious slick-tongued Roger Rabbit abosolutely adorable, and when you have Kathleen Turner voicing the sexy Jessica Rabbit, you got a trio that makes laughs that last forever. I absolutely made my friends fall to the floor in shock when I told them that it's Doc Brown from Back to the Future behind the terrifying cloak and glasses of Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd in his most famous villian role). And actually, this film features some of the most memorable supporting characters in movies, including Marvin Acme (the child-like Toontown owner and maker of the famous cartoon gag materials as seen in the world-famous cartoons) and R.K. Maroon (the greedy cartoon maker caught in the middle of the chaos). I really wish they could've utilized Doloros (Joanna Cassidy) more in the movie, but this film truly belongs to the Toons, which features an array of voice artists, including June Foray and the legendary Mel Blanc! Th-Th-Th-That's All Folks!
Thumps Up for the Purchase Release!!
I was waiting for a long time to buy this movie and now it is here!!! And I am the first person to write a review, so I just have two words and a expression face to describe: Get It!! ;)
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