Warner Bros./Touchstone/Amblin (Robert Watts &
W: Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman [based on the
book "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" by Gary K. Wold]
DP: Dean Cundey
Ed: Arthur Schmidt
Mus: Alan Silvestri
PD: Elliot Scott
Bob Hoskins (Eddie Valiant), Christopher Lloyd (Judge
Doom), Joanna Cassidy (Dolores), Stubby Kaye (Marvin Acme), Charles Fleischer (voice of Roger Rabbit), Kathleen Turner (voice of Jessica Rabbit), Amy Irving (singing voice of Jessica
Animated films weren't so much a rage during the
1980's, and aside from Disney re-releasing their golden age classic, they weren't doing the business at the box office... That is until Roger Rabbit took a bow in
It's a unique twist on Sam Spade style detective
movies of the 1940's and 50's, with "Toontown" doubling for Hollywood and animated performers doubling for the rich and famous of yesteryear.
Roger Rabbit is one of the stars of Toontown and
he's framed for the murder of his studio's owner, he seeks the help of embittered, toon-hating detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to solve the crime he's innocent of.
The Oscar-winning special effects are still very
impressive three decades later and it's a genuine classic of mixed-media movies. Quite possibly the best of its kind.