Who Framed Roger Rabbit

 (10,145)7.71 h 43 min1988X-RayPG
Deliciously outrageous fun the whole family will enjoy.
Directors
Robert Zemeckis
Starring
Charles FleischerCharles FleischerStubby Kaye
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Joanna CassidyChristopher LloydBob Hoskins
Producers
Robert WattsFrank Marshall
Studio
Touchstone Pictures
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Lambie's MOMReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
POOR DVD FORMATTING - BLU-RAY DISC
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This (blu-ray) dvd was nearly impossible to view. NOT, the fault of shipper or of AMAZON! The (Blu-ray) formatting barely worked in conjunction with my dvd player, and the remote. Impossible to use the SUBTITLES and get the movie to play, together. Not able to fast forward, stop or reverse the Blu ray disc. Blu-ray disc, forced the watching of all the nonsense movie previews, advertising and other junk which went on and on. This formatting style of the Blu-ray disc in no way affected the quality of the disc or has any bearing on the quality of the shipper or AMAZON's quality. The movie was very difficult to get started and then once begun, made no allowances for anything but "proceed" forward. Once it finally got started, I was able to watch the movie. However, the difficulty in getting it to work at all, caused me to provide a poor review of the overall disc. Very, very difficult to use as a product, but ONLY due to the poor formatting as created by the Blu-ray manufacturer. Roger Rabbit and his gorgeous (Toon) wife (Jessica Rabbit), are as funny, voluptuous ("I'm not bad...I'm drawn that way!") and fresh as ever!! Bob Hoskins, is a delight. Mr. Hoskins, is so adorable and so made for the role of "Toon Detetctive"....that he is sorely missed in the acting world.
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Mike Billington author of Murder in the Rainy SeasonReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great film for adults and their kids
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A film noir detective story combined with cartoon characters just shouldn't work.
But this one does.
Brilliantly.
I first saw "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" in the theater more than 30 years ago and loved it. I only recently found it on DVD and, remembering how much I enjoyed it back then, decided to purchase it. So glad I did because, despite the fact it's three decades old, it hasn't lost any of its charm. It's funny, very well acted by the humans in the film, and just as fresh in its concept as it was back in the day.
The script has all the plot elements of a classic film noir movie from the Forties: A down-at-the-heels private eye, a long-suffering girlfriend, an intriguing mystery, and a villain worthy of the name. Set in Los Angeles just after World War II, it captures the glory of Hollywood in its heyday when the studios reigned supreme and movie stars were glamorous. It has classic cartoon characters woven into the storyline: Betty Boop as a cocktail waitress, Droopy Dog running an elevator, and Donald Duck and Daffy Duck playing piano at a nightclub are just some of the many cartoon characters that make appearances in this very clever film.
Charles Fleischer, as the voice of Roger Rabbit (and a few other characters as well) is brilliant and Warner Bros. legendary voice actor Mel Blanc brings his special talents to the film as well. The late Bob Hoskins, as the slightly seedy private eye investigating the murder of a man who sells joke gadgets, is great in the role. He brings just the right touch of humor to the role without overdoing it. Christopher Lloyd as the judge of Toontown is downright scary in the role.
The blend of animation and live action is seamless, which is pretty remarkable given the age of this film. These days we've come to expect that from filmmakers but 30 years ago there were very few studios that would have attempted to do it because of the expense, the time-consuming process, and the often-less-than-stellar results. Touchstone Pictures and producer Steven Spielberg are, in my opinion, to be congratulated for taking the risk as is director Roger Zemeckis for agreeing to helm it.
In summary: A great film with memorable characters, a lot of humor, and a movie that you can watch with your kids that is worth every one of 5 stars.
31 people found this helpful
WEAK HEART 4 LIFEReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
CLASSIC FILM NO SPECIAL FEATURES SAME COVER AS THE VHS RELEASE HAD...
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I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE I HAD THE SAME COVER ON MY 1988 VHS TAPE I RECEIVED FOR CHRISTMAS THAT YEAR. THIS IS THE 1999 DVD RELEASE FROM WHEN WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT FIRST CAME TO DVD. THERE ARE NO SPECIAL FEATURES NO ADDED FOOTAGE NO INTERVIEWS. THIS IS JUST THE MOVIE ITSELF PRESENTED IN WIDE SCREEN FORMAT. WHICH IS FINE. I DON'T NEED ALL THAT EXTRA STUFF ANY WAYS I JUST BOUGHT IT FOR THE FILM ITSELF. GOOD ENOUGH.
13 people found this helpful
CaptainHappyReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best ever made, don't let this artwork fade
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One of the most challenging accomplishments in animation history. It still holds up, and often out-performs modern competition.

Unlike many, it's a true work of art. As it was really the first of its kind (this level of interaction), there were few cost-cutting measures that compromise the artists' vision.

I'm an animation fanboy, but no film is good without a firm foundation in writing, acting and directing. Moreso than the animation, these elements are of the highest quality. Even the biggest, most accomplished films wish they had the charm and pacing of this story.

Don't let the price fool you, this is one of the best disks you can give to a kid, or kid at heart.
7 people found this helpful
Tony KammererReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Forgotten classic! It was so much better than I remembered!
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a movie that my Grandma took me to see in the summer of 1988 when, as a mature 10 year old, I really wanted to see either "Young Guns" or "Big". My Grandma was wonderful, but she always took me to "kid" movies, when I wanted action and adventure or comedy targeted at teenagers. While I enjoyed it much more than expected, it took over 30 years for me to want to watch it again, though my primary motivation was to share it with my 3 teenage boys.

This Blu-ray/DVD combo was a perfect option for a measly $6, that I knew we would be able to watch on any TV in the house, or during road trips thanks to DVD/TVs mounted in the back seat of my truck for the kids.

I was really impressed with how good of a movie it was, with so much that went over my head as a kid that I could now appreciate. I never realized at the time, but it seems that "Roger Rabbit" was an enormous success, in critical acclaim, box office receipts, and the impact it had on Hollywood and entertainment overall. As per the following from Wikipedia, it also swept up a lot of awards:
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It brought a renewed interest in the Golden Age of American animation, spearheading modern American animation and the Disney Renaissance.[7] It won three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects and received a Special Achievement Academy Award for its animation direction by Williams. In 2016, it was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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I shall thoroughly enjoy sharing "Roger Rabbit" with my boys, and thanks to the Blu-ray/DVD combo, I shall look forward to bringing it along for road trips.
2 people found this helpful
K.MatrixReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A favorite remastered
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This was one of my favorite films growing up and possibly the only time you will see Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, and Donald Duck all together! The plot itself is is probably intended for slightly older audiences- maybe children over 10 or so, but it's definitely entertaining for adults. While darker than most, if not all Disney films, it still holds plenty of entertainment value. Watching it FHD gives it a new dimension of clarity and the DVD included is a nice bonus. Highly recommended!
4 people found this helpful
JayJayReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Film Noir + Classic Cartoons
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A mind bending, genre bending gum shoe story with all of your favorite cartoon characters and standard, but definitely not hackneyed, cartoon comedy devices.

Well worth the watch and if you are familiar with the film noir and classic cartoon genres, this film is both a gut splitter and a groaner. The final scenes when Judge Doom dies twice are seriously disturbing, but other than that the film is rollicking fun.
6 people found this helpful
YACReviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio Problems, otherwise great to see again
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I had the VHS many years ago with bonus content. Lost track of it and bought Amazon on-line HD version with bonus. Unfortunately, the audio had intermittent problems of 'hiccups' or not matching human actors speaking. It proved annoying but still worth watching. Also, the VHS bonus had footage not presented in this one which was great. In this one, some of it in my opinion redundant. I would have been content without the extra cartoons or at very least show FIRST the creating of it. Otherwise, the film itself is deserving of 5 stars. Putting it together was an awesome achievement giving you a clear understanding and appreciation of the tremendous artistry, imagination, skill and efforts it took to make this type of film.
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