Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Who Framed Roger Rabbit has long been one of DVD's most requested titles, and this two-disc set was worth the wait. A once-in-a-lifetime pleasure, this dizzying and dazzling tour de force combines, like no film before it, live-action and animation. With the loving craft of Disney, the outrageous humor of Warner Bros. cartoons, and the anarchic spirit of animator Tex Avery, this looney homage to film noir and animation's golden age conjures up Hollywood, circa 1947, and a delirious parallel cartoon universe, Toontown, where beloved "toons" born of pen and ink in the 1930s and '40s reside. Here, and nowhere else, will you see Donald Duck and Daffy Duck sharing the same stage and Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny as prank-playing partners. Heading the human cast is Bob Hoskins as down-and-out private eye Eddie Valiant, who is investigating the murder of Toontown owner Marvin Acme. The prime suspect is toon star Roger Rabbit, whose impossibly curvaceous wife, Jessica (indelibly voiced by Kathleen Turner) has been seen playing patty-cake (literally) with Acme. Or was it Jessica herself? ("I'm not bad, Mr. Valiant," she purrs, "I'm just drawn that way.") Or was Acme's murder part of a more diabolical plot that could erase Toontown from the map? Animation buffs especially will delight in the sly in-jokes ("Walt sent me," is the password into the Pen and Ink nightclub) and cameo appearances by such classic toons as Betty Boop, Yosemite Sam, and Dumbo. Hopping with entertaining extras, this set does full justice to this pioneering breakthrough and heartfelt labor of love. "Family Friendly" Disc 1 contains the full-screen version of the film, a segment about the making of the film, and the Roger Rabbit short subjects, "Tummy Trouble," "Rollercoaster Rabbit," and "Trail Mix-Up." Disc 2 is for the real "Enthusiast," with a wide-screen presentation of the Oscar-winning film; optional audio commentary by director Robert Zemeckis, the producers, and the screenwriters; the deleted nightmarish "Pig Head" sequence; fascinating production segments; and a viewing option that offers onscreen text revealing all of Roger Rabbit's mysteries. This is one of the year's best DVDs. To quote Roger, p-p-p-lease don't miss it.
All Movie Guide - Dan Jardine
An army of special effects wizards is responsible for creating this breakthrough work that is an awesome and seamless combination of live action and animation. Who Framed Roger Rabbit expertly combines elements of film noir with the wacky slapstick conventions of animated features, all at the service of story with some serious thematic concerns. The most impressive aspect of the film is that the animated characters, amidst the manic and anarchic energy of their prescribed roles, are taken seriously and become real, living characters who live in a completely fascinating world with its own physical and moral laws, and whose dilemmas draw us in and elicit our empathy. Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant is as gritty and abrasive as sandpaper; his misanthropic gumshoe as dark as any Raymond Chandler creation. The implicit parallels between Tinseltown's treatment of the 'toons and the nation's abuse of racial minorities are carefully developed, and rather than overwhelm the film, they intelligently augment it. Kathleen Turner, who does her best Barbara Stanwyck impersonation while lending her vocal talents to the voluptuous Jessica Rabbit, is a standout, as is Christopher Lloyd as the despicable Judge Doom. A groundbreaking film, notable for both as a technical achievement and quality entertainment, Who Framed Roger Rabbit won four Academy Awards, including one for Richard Williams, the director of animation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2013
UPC:
0786936833027
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
PG
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1AB
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
8,893

Special Features

Disc 1 - Who Made Roger Rabbit - Mini-documentary hosted by Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit; Audio Commentary - With filmmakers Robert Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Price, Peter Seaman, Steve Starkey and Ken Ralston; "Toontown Confidential" - Viewing option with intriguing and hilarious facts and trivia; Deleted scene - "The Pig Head Sequence" with filmmaker Commentary; "Before and After" - Split-screen comparison with and without animation; "Behind the Ears: The True Story Of Roger Rabbit" - An exclusive, in-depth, behind-the-scenes documentary; "Toon Stand-Ins" Featurette - Rehearsing with stand-ins for the Toons; On Set! Benny The Cab - The Making of a scene from the film;

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hoskins Eddie Valiant
Christopher Lloyd Judge Doom
Joanna Cassidy Dolores
Charles Fleischer Greasy,Roger Rabbit,Psycho,Benny the Cab
Stubby Kaye Marvin Acme
Alan Tilvern R.K. Maroon
Richard Le Parmentier Lt. Santino
Joel Silver Raoul Raoul, Director
Betsy Brantley Jessica Rabbit, performance model
Kathleen Turner Jessica Rabbit (uncredited)
Amy Irving Jessica Rabbit's (Singing)
Lou Hirsch Baby Herman
Mel Blanc Daffy Duck,Bugs Bunny,Tweety Bird,Sylvester,Porky Pig
Morgan Deare Editor, Bongo the Gorilla
Mae Questel Betty Boop
Tony Anselmo Donald Duck
Joe Alaskey Yosemite Sam
June Foray Wheezy, Lena Hyena
Richard Williams Droopy
Wayne Allwine Mickey Mouse
Russell Taylor birds,Minnie Mouse
Tony Pope Goofy, Wolf
Cherry Davis Woody Woodpecker
Peter Westy Pinocchio
Frank Sinatra Singing Sword
Michael Edmonds Midget
Chris Fleischer Actor
Eric B. Sindon Mailman
Paul Springer Augie
Richard Ridings Angelo
Edwin Craig Arthritic Cowboy
Lindsay Holiday Soldier
Danny Capri Kid
Christopher Hollosy Kid
John-Paul Sipla Kid
Laura Frances Blonde Starlet
Joel Cutrara Forensic
Billy Mitchell Forensic
Ed Herlihy Newscaster
James O'Connell Conductor
Eugene Guirterrez Teddy Valiant
April Winchell Mrs. Herman
Mary T. Radford Hippo
Fred Newman Stupid
Perkins Toad
Pat Buttram Bullet
Jim Cummings Bullet
David L. Lander Smart Ass
Del Baker Actor
Jim Gallant Bullet
Andrew Bradford Actor
Peter Diamond Actor
Sadie Corré Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Zemeckis Director
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Dale Baer Animator
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Peter Biggs Special Effects
John Boyd Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Cain Production Designer
Patricia Carr Production Manager
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Tony Dawe Sound/Sound Designer
Andreas Deja Animator
Peter Diamond Stunts
Tony Dunsterville Special Effects
Michael Evje Sound/Sound Designer
Don Hahn Associate Producer
Russell Hall Animator
Peter Howitt Set Decoration/Design
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Priscilla John Casting
Joanna Johnston Costumes/Costume Designer
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Brian Lince Special Effects
Frank Marshall Co-producer
Bill McAllister Art Director
David McGiffert Asst. Director
Brian Morrison Special Effects
Michael Murray Asst. Director
Phil Nibbelink Animator
Roger Nichols Special Effects
Jeffrey Price Screenwriter
Ken Ralston Special Effects Supervisor
Peter Robb-King Makeup
Quinny Sacks Choreography
Jack Frost Sanders Production Manager
Steven Saxton Associate Producer
Elliot Scott Production Designer
Stephen Scott Art Director
Peter S. Seaman Screenwriter
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Steve Starkey Associate Producer
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
David Toguri Choreography
Brian Warner Special Effects
David Watkin Special Effects
David Watson Special Effects
Robert Watts Co-producer
Simon Wells Animator
Richard Williams Animator

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [5:34]
3. Chapter 3 [4:10]
4. Chapter 4 [4:21]
5. Chapter 5 [6:34]
6. Chapter 6 [8:12]
7. Chapter 7 [5:13]
8. Chapter 8 [7:04]
9. Chapter 9 [5:15]
10. Chapter 10 [2:05]
11. Chapter 11 [1:02]
12. Chapter 12 [7:36]
13. Chapter 13 [6:19]
14. Chapter 14 [3:50]
15. Chapter 15 [4:44]
16. Chapter 16 [4:36]
17. Chapter 17 [5:19]
18. Chapter 18 [6:42]
19. Chapter 19 [5:33]
20. Chapter 20 [9:22]
21. Chapter 21 [:00]

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