History Film / WhoFramedRogerRabbit

18th Sep '16 11:18:25 AM Angeldeb82
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''Who Framed Roger Rabbit'' is an ingenious 1988 live-action/animated film, with RobertZemeckis directing the live-action and RichardWilliams directing the animation. Its success is largely responsible for setting off TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, having had a huge influence on executives' attitudes toward seeing animation as more than what it had been in the DorkAge -- Disney's 90s animated films, the ''{{Pixar}}'' films, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and the Nicktoons and MTV cartoons would probably ''never'' have existed if it weren't for this film. A Co-Production between Creator/TouchstonePictures (i.e. Creator/{{Disney}} incognito) and Amblin Entertainment (Creator/StevenSpielberg), it is so far the only official [[IntercontinuityCrossover crossover]] with classic Disney, Creator/{{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM and Creator/WarnerBros [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon characters]].

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''Who Framed Roger Rabbit'' is an ingenious 1988 live-action/animated film, with RobertZemeckis directing the live-action and RichardWilliams directing the animation. Its success is largely responsible for setting off TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, having had a huge influence on executives' attitudes toward seeing animation as more than what it had been in the DorkAge -- Disney's 90s animated films, the ''{{Pixar}}'' ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'' films, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and the Nicktoons and MTV cartoons would probably ''never'' have existed if it weren't for this film. A Co-Production between Creator/TouchstonePictures (i.e. Creator/{{Disney}} incognito) and Amblin Entertainment (Creator/StevenSpielberg), it is so far the only official [[IntercontinuityCrossover crossover]] with classic Disney, Creator/{{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM and Creator/WarnerBros [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon characters]].



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13th Sep '16 3:11:55 PM Anddrix
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** [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]] is also there, dancing on the Maroon lot in the DVD menu. The same menu also features [[PetesDragon Elliot the Dragon]], appearing and disappearing in rapid succession. Justified though since Maroon Cartoons on the special features DVD looks to be in [[PresentDay modern times]].

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** [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]] is also there, dancing on the Maroon lot in the DVD menu. The same menu also features [[PetesDragon [[Film/PetesDragon1977 Elliot the Dragon]], appearing and disappearing in rapid succession. Justified though since Maroon Cartoons on the special features DVD looks to be in [[PresentDay modern times]].
7th Sep '16 3:25:33 AM foxley
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* TrickBullet: Eddie use a gun that fires toon bullets: bullets that are self-aware cartoons and can steer themselves in flight. Unfortunately, they aren't the brightest of toons.
27th Aug '16 11:49:42 PM MHarrington
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** The scrapbook of Eddie and Teddy's previous cases provides a couple of these. Apparently, [[BewareTheNiceOnes Goofy was accused of espionage at some point.]]

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** The scrapbook of Eddie and Teddy's previous cases provides a couple of these. Apparently, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} [[BewareTheNiceOnes Goofy was accused (obviously falsely) of espionage at some point.]]



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant does an impeccable American accent, but he does have one moment where he slides from "hard-boiled American detective" to "British West-country farmer": when he sees Roger hiding in a desk drawer and yells at him to "GET OUTTA THERE!" In this case, it's not the pronunciation so much as the inflection; most Americans would put the emphasis on "outta", but Hoskins as Eddie puts it on "there". In the same scene, when he says "not anymore" (in response to Roger saying, "When a Toon's in trouble, there's only one place to go: Valiant and Valiant.") and "don't ever" (as in "For starters, don't ever kiss me again."), he suddenly sounds more like Miles O'Brien than Sam Spade. The accent slips again when he says "murder" to R.K. Maroon when pretending to. He seems to have trouble with words ending in the "r" sound.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: For the most part, Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant does an impeccable American accent, but he does have one moment where he slides from "hard-boiled American detective" to "British West-country farmer": when he sees Roger hiding in a desk drawer and yells at him to "GET OUTTA THERE!" In this case, it's not the pronunciation so much as the inflection; most Americans would put the emphasis on "outta", but Hoskins as Eddie puts it on "there". In the same scene, when he says "not anymore" (in response to Roger saying, "When a Toon's in trouble, there's only one place to go: Valiant and Valiant.") and "don't ever" (as in "For starters, don't ever kiss me again."), he suddenly sounds more like Miles O'Brien than Sam Spade. The accent slips again when he says "murder" to R.K. Maroon (as in "A story of greed, sex and murder.") when pretending to. He In short, he seems to have trouble with words ending in the "r" sound.



-->"Didn't you use to be Eddie Valiant? I heard you changed your name to Jack Daniels."

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-->"Didn't you use to be Eddie Valiant? I heard Or did you changed change your name to Jack Daniels."Daniels?"



* PopTheTires: Judge Doom takes out a toon car's tires by pouring toon-dissolving Dip on the road.

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* PopTheTires: Judge Doom takes out a toon car's Benny's tires by pouring toon-dissolving Toon-dissolving Dip on the road.



* PretendPrejudice: Eddie's attitude to Toons in general.

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* PretendPrejudice: Eddie's attitude to Toons in general. He tries to avoid them whenever possible, but isn't that hard on them when he does meet them, if his meeting with Betty Boop is any indication.



* QuestioningTitle: Only ''without a question mark''.

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* QuestioningTitle: Only ''without a question mark''.mark'' (apparently, it is considered bad luck to have a question mark in a QuestioningTitle).



* RecognizableBySound: Detective Eddie Valiant and Roger Rabbit are attempting to escape from the weasels by stealing the weasels' police van. A voice from the containment area of the van pleas for freedom: "Hey, you weasels, let me outta here!" Roger Rabbit recognizes the voice and replies, "Bennie, is that you?" The sarcastic response is, "No, it's Eleanor Roosevelt! C'mon, Roger, let me outta here!"

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* RecognizableBySound: Detective Eddie Valiant and Roger Rabbit are attempting to escape from the weasels by stealing the weasels' police van. A voice from the containment area of the van pleas for freedom: "Hey, you weasels, let me outta here!" Roger Rabbit recognizes the voice and replies, "Bennie, "Benny, is that you?" The sarcastic response is, "No, it's Eleanor Roosevelt! C'mon, Roger, let me outta here!"



* RevealingReflection: While Eddie is "[[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique chatting]]" with R.K. Maroon, he notices a gun reflected in Maroon's office window and dives for cover just as it open fire. Maroon, however is caught out in the open, but [[HeKnowsTooMuch he was the actual target anyway]].

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* RevealingReflection: While Eddie is "[[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique chatting]]" with R.K. Maroon, he notices a gun reflected in Maroon's office window and dives for cover just as it open fire. Maroon, however however, is not so lucky as he is caught out in the open, open (Eddie had trapped him by sticking his tie into a film projector), but [[HeKnowsTooMuch he was the actual target anyway]].
24th Aug '16 11:34:34 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* NoEndorHolocaust: The dip truck, which was carrying enough dip to destroy Toontown, [[spoiler: is run over by a toon train within Toontown. The impact of the collision should have dispersed much of the dip throughout Toontown. Given that the whole town is ink, the whole town--or at minimum, a good percentage of it--should have been wiped out, as there would have been nothing there to contain the dip]].

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* NoEndorHolocaust: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Two of Eddie's toon bullets are caricatures of Walter Brennan and Andy Devine.
* NoEndOrHolocaust:
The dip truck, which was carrying enough dip to destroy Toontown, [[spoiler: is run over by a toon train within Toontown. The impact of the collision should have dispersed much of the dip throughout Toontown. Given that the whole town is ink, the whole town--or at minimum, a good percentage of it--should have been wiped out, as there would have been nothing there to contain the dip]].
23rd Aug '16 8:02:58 PM Andyroid
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-->'''[[spoiler:R.K. Maroon]]''': *while being interrogated by Eddie* [[spoiler:The truth is I had a chance to sell my studio. But Cloverleaf wouldn't buy my property unless Acme sold them his. The stubborn bastard wouldn't sell, so I was gonna blackmail Acme with pictures of him and [Roger Rabbit]'s wife. Blackmail, that's all.]]

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-->'''[[spoiler:R.K. Maroon]]''': *while being interrogated by Eddie* [[spoiler:The truth is I had a chance to sell my studio. But Cloverleaf wouldn't buy my property unless Acme sold them his. his! The stubborn bastard wouldn't sell, so I was gonna blackmail Acme with pictures of him and [Roger Rabbit]'s wife. Blackmail, that's all.]]all!]]



* [[spoiler:DarkIsEvil]]: Judge Doom's entire wardrobe is black as pitch, even his cane. All the easier to conceal his [[spoiler: true toon form]] under layers of dark, rubbery clothes.

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* [[spoiler:DarkIsEvil]]: DarkIsEvil: Judge Doom's entire wardrobe is black as pitch, even his cane. All cane, a sure sign that he's not just bad news, but [[spoiler: the real mastermind behind the scheme to buy up Toontown]]. It also makes it easier to conceal his [[spoiler: his true toon form]] under layers of dark, rubbery clothes.form]].



* DawsonCasting: Parodied in-universe. Baby Herman looks and plays a mindless newborn baby, but is actually in his fifties.

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* DawsonCasting: Parodied in-universe. Baby Herman looks like and plays a mindless newborn baby, but is actually in his fifties.



-->'''Eddie:''' Well, I don't work for peanuts. Where's the other fifty?\\

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-->'''Eddie:''' --->'''Eddie:''' Well, I don't work for peanuts. Where's the other fifty?\\



--> '''Eddie''': Yeah, I think Maroon played the part of sound mind and your wife, the sound body.\\

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--> ---> '''Eddie''': Yeah, I think Maroon played the part of sound mind and your wife, the sound body.\\



-->'''Roger:''' Say, where is your brother, anyhow? He looks like a sensitive and ''sober'' fellow.

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-->'''Roger:''' --->'''Roger:''' Say, where is your brother, anyhow? He looks like a sensitive and ''sober'' fellow.



--> '''Dolores''': So tell me Eddie, is that a rabbit in the pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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--> ---> '''Dolores''': So tell me Eddie, is that a rabbit in the pocket or are you just happy to see me?



--> '''Eddie''': So I took a couple of dirty pictures, so kill me!\\

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--> ---> '''Eddie''': So I took a couple of dirty pictures, so kill me!\\



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Some kids are implied to be smoking cigarettes early in the film, which would have been perfectly acceptable in 1947. Also the Indian toon bullet, who gives a war-whoop before shattering the whiskey bottle Eddie was using for target practice with a tomahawk would almost ''certainly'' not fly on-screen today.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Some kids are implied to be smoking cigarettes early in the film, which would have been perfectly acceptable in 1947. Also the Indian toon bullet, who gives a war-whoop before shattering the whiskey bottle Eddie was using for target practice with a tomahawk tomahawk, would almost ''certainly'' not fly on-screen today.



* DistaffCounterpart: Amusingly averted with Jessica whom Eddie had never seen before the Ink-N-Paint Club and was expecting her to be nothing more than a goofy-looking female version of Roger. Needless to say, what he saw instead was earth-shattering.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Amusingly averted with Jessica Jessica, whom Eddie had never seen before the Ink-N-Paint Club and was expecting her to be nothing more than a goofy-looking female version of Roger. Needless to say, what he saw instead was earth-shattering.



* ObviouslyEvil: [[DarkIsEvil Black clothes]], [[SwordCane skull-topped cane]], ScaryShinyGlasses, ominous soundtrack theme, surname [[spoiler:{{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}]]. Say hello to the villain, folks. Then again, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance Toons]]]] aren't known for their subtlety.

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* ObviouslyEvil: [[DarkIsEvil Black clothes]], [[SwordCane skull-topped cane]], ScaryShinyGlasses, ominous soundtrack theme, surname [[spoiler:{{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}]]. {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}. [[spoiler: Say hello to the villain, folks. BigBad, folks]]. Then again, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance Toons]]]] Toons]] aren't known for their subtlety.subtlety]].
20th Aug '16 2:07:30 PM tropeminer
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* DarkIsEvil: Judge Doom's entire wardrobe is black as pitch, even his cane. All the easier to conceal his [[spoiler: true toon form]] under layers of dark, rubbery clothes.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Eddie Valiant (5.3' feet tall, chubby) vs. Judge Doom (6.1' feet tall, slight build, [[spoiler:a super strong, nearly-immortal Toon]]) Guess who won.

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* DarkIsEvil: [[spoiler:DarkIsEvil]]: Judge Doom's entire wardrobe is black as pitch, even his cane. All the easier to conceal his [[spoiler: true toon form]] under layers of dark, rubbery clothes.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Eddie Valiant (5.3' feet tall, chubby) vs. [[spoiler: Judge Doom (6.1' feet tall, slight build, [[spoiler:a a super strong, nearly-immortal Toon]]) Guess who won.
20th Aug '16 2:02:48 PM tropeminer
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The film is (''very'') loosely based on Creator/GaryWolf's 1981 novel ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'', but owes more to Creator/RomanPolanski's ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', as it was originally intended as the final installment of a trilogy which tanked due to the second installment, ''Film/TheTwoJakes'', flopping.

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The film is (''very'') loosely based on Creator/GaryWolf's 1981 novel ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'', but owes more to Creator/RomanPolanski's ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', as it was originally intended as the final installment of a trilogy which tanked due to the second installment, film, ''Film/TheTwoJakes'', flopping.
19th Aug '16 9:45:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FunctionalGenreSavvy:
** Eddie Valiant and Judge Doom both know enough about cartoons to manipulate the various toons they work with (mostly Roger).
** Eddie still remembers only a second too late that when you order a scotch "on the rocks" at a toon-staffed club, you better specify you ''mean'' ice.



* GenreSavvy
** Eddie Valiant and Judge Doom both know enough about cartoons to manipulate the various toons they work with (mostly Roger).
** Eddie still remembers only a second too late that when you order a scotch "on the rocks" at a toon-staffed club, you better specify you ''mean'' ice.
18th Aug '16 5:03:43 PM Kalaong
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-->'''Jessica''' [about Roger] I knocked him out with a frying pan and stuffed him in the trunk... so he wouldn't get hurt.\\

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-->'''Jessica''' -->'''Jessica''': (sees open trunk) Oh, no! Where's Roger?\\
'''Valiant:''' Roger? He chickened out on me back at the studio.\\
'''Jessica'''
[about Roger] I knocked him out with a frying pan and stuffed put him [[PunkInTheTrunk in the trunk... trunk]]... [[PercussivePrevention so he wouldn't get hurt.hurt]].\\
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