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Someone is out to steal "Toon Town" from cartoon characters -- and to get their hands on the valuable property, they have framed its biggest cartoon star for murder. Detective Eddie Valiant comes out of self-enforced "retirement" to solve the case and save the toons in this technically magnificent film. Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing.
1988 - Academy Awards - Animation Direction Winner
1988 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Effects Editing Winner
1988 - Academy Awards - Best Visual Effects Winner
1988 - Academy Awards - Best Film Editing Winner
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 104
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 786936833607
- Genre: Comedy
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: June 2015
The time is Hollywood in its heyday, and cartoons are king. But falling star Roger Rabbit's about lose his place as ruler of the empire. Distracted by his wife's alleged infidelities, Roger is one falling anvil away from being fired -- and studio head R.K. Maroon wouldn't mind hastening the process. So the befuddled bunny hires down-and-out detective Eddie Valiant to help him get back the sultry, bosomy Jessica Rabbit. At first Valiant refuses -- he's got his own reasons for hating the 'toons. But when the studio tycoon Maroon is found dead, Roger's one marked rabbit. So Valiant ignores his better judgment and tries to save the harassed hare from a nefarious Judge just aching to terminate him. For Roger's sake, he ventures into a dangerous and tempting space, the place where anything can happen and imagination rules... the magical, maniacal 'Toontown.
Additional cast members include Morgan Deare (Voice of Gorilla); Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck); Joe Alakey (Yosemite Sam); Wayne Allwine (Mickey Mouse); Tony Pope (Goofy); Cherry Davis (Woody Woodpecker) and Peter Westy (Pinocchio).
"...One of the sneakier satires ever made....Vibrant..." -- Rating: B+ - 02/12/1999 Entertainment Weekly, pp.84-5
"...A film whose best moments are so novel, so deliriously funny and so crazily unexpected that they truly must be seen to be believed....Magical..." - 06/22/1988 New York Times, p.C17
"...ROGER RABBIT has a different fascination for each age....The gags are rich and funny....There are surprises and treasures at every turn..." - 06/22/1988 Los Angeles Times, p.C1
"...The result still enthralls..." - 10/15/1999 USA Today, p.10E