Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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The film that virtually redefined how animation and live action can interact in film, director Robert Zemeckis' classic comedy arrives on DVD packed with extras thanks to Disney/Buena Vista Home Video. Viewable in either 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this release offers a variety of audio options including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital… See more details below

Overview

The film that virtually redefined how animation and live action can interact in film, director Robert Zemeckis' classic comedy arrives on DVD packed with extras thanks to Disney/Buena Vista Home Video. Viewable in either 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this release offers a variety of audio options including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, along with Spanish and French Dolby Digital Stereo options. In addition to the feature itself, disc one also offers the Roger Rabbit shorts Tummy Trouble, Rollercoaster Rabbit, and Trail Mix-Up, a "Who Made Roger Rabbit" featurette, and the set-top DVD game "Trouble in Toontown." Disc two contains even more bonus materials such as an audio commentary with the filmmakers, a deleted scene, "Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit," "Toon Stand-In" featurette showing rehearsals with real-life actors standing in for the cartoons, a "Toontown Confidential" pop-up trivia track, "The Valiant Files" interactive set-top gallery, a split screen comparison, a companion booklet, and two collectible glossies.

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Editorial Reviews

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
UPC:
0786936073386
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Roger Rabbit shorts - "Tummy Trouble," "Rollercoaster Rabbit," "Trail Mix-Up"; "Who Made Roger Rabbit" mini-documentary hosted by Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit; "Trouble in Toontown" set-top DVD game; 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" - a new, 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; "The Valiant Files" interactive set-top gallery; 2 collectible glossies

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen Feature Plus Family Friendly Bonus Materials
1. Opening Credits/"Somethin's Cookin'"
2. Hollywood 1947
3. Public Transportation System
4. Ink and Paint Club
5. Patty-Cake
6. Scene of the Crime
7. Roger Finds Eddie
8. Toon Patrol
9. Jessica's Plea
10. Shave and a Haircut
11. Benny the Cab
12. The Connection
13. Toontown
14. Eddie Takes a Fall
15. Doom's Plan
16. Getting Dipped
17. Eddie's Toon Enemy
18. Acme's Will/End Credits
Side #2 -- Widescreen Feature Plus Enthusiast Bonus Materials
1. Opening Credits/"Somethin's Cookin'"
2. Hollywood 1947
3. Public Transportation System
4. Ink and Paint Club
5. Patty-Cake
6. Scene of the Crime
7. Roger Finds Eddie
8. Toon Patrol
9. Jessica's Plea
10. Shave and a Haircut
11. Benny the Cab
12. The Connection
13. Toontown
14. Eddie Takes a Fall
15. Doom's Plan
16. Getting Dipped
17. Eddie's Toon Enemy
18. Acme's Will/End Credits

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