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    In General

In the universe of the movie, cartoons, or "toons" as they're informally referred to, are living, sentient, animated lifeforms comprised of ink and paint who co-exist with humans in the real world. Originating from Toontown, a walled-off animated metropolis adjacent to Los Angeles, they're mostly known for their amusing and hilarious antics which gets varying human reception as humor is seemingly the sole driving force behind their reason for being. Toons come in many forms and are often anthropomorphic or caricatured versions of humans, animals, plants, machines, inanimate objects, etc. Treated like second-class citizens during the events of the film, work for them is mostly relegated to "live"-animated film productions. Many of the toons featured in the film include icons from The Golden Age of Animation.

  • Achilles' Heel: The Dip; The Dreaded deadly corrosive acid made of paint thinners and film solvents that dissolves toons on contact.
  • Adorable Abomination: The movie deconstructs the existence of toons in the real world by showing traits commonly associated with Eldritch Abomination. They don't belong to this world, yet the world warps to suit their need (i.e. Toon Physics). They're immortal, ageless, any injury they receive at worst NORMALLY results in Amusing Injuries or, at least, searing pain. Most dangerously, although they take no lasting damage from both humans and fellow toons, they can do very real, permanent harm to humans. And the only known way to kill them for real is the dip.
  • The Ageless: It's suggested that they're practically immortal and invincible as the Dip is the only means of permanently killing them — anything less results in Amusing Injuries at worst.
  • Animated Actors: In this world, cartoons are filmed in much the same way as live-action movies or television, but with toons as actors. While some toons are not actors, they do tend to be involved in entertainment in one way or another.
  • Animate Inanimate Objects: All over the place; Benny the Cab, the Swinging Sword, some buildings and trees in Toontown, the Fantasia brooms, and the musical chairs at the studio to name a few.
  • Art Evolution: When film studios went invokedover to technicolor, all the black & white toons consequently lost their jobs, and struggled to find work elsewhere.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The nature of a toon albeit to varying degrees, some being relatively sane folks with some eccentric logic, others being odd, but friendly and then some others being completely bonkers.
  • Fantastic Racism: Though certainly admired to some extent by them, they're not fully respected by humans and are often treated poorly (at least during the time period of this film anyway). They're cordoned off in their own huge megaopolis called Toontown, which risks being demolished by the government. In addition, the Ink-and-Paint Club has toon performers and wait staff but no toons in the audience (a reference to the Cotton Club, which was whites-only but sold itself on featuring black performers).
  • Feels No Pain: They can endure any imaginable amount of pain or trauma and shake it off like nothing, but it still probably hurts like crazy.
  • For the Funnyz: A toon's whole purpose in life is to make people laugh - humans and fellow toons alike.
  • Interspecies Romance: Several had feelings for humans (and vice versa), either with or without the Rule of Funny in force.
  • Literal Metaphor: As is their nature, they deliberately invoke these as gags whenever they get the chance.
    • When Eddie orders a scotch "on the rocks", the Mary Poppins toon penguin waiters put actual rocks in his drink, much to his consternation.
    • Dumbo will work for actual peanuts.
    • The "cattle call" at Maroon Cartoons is comprised of toon cows.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Chances are you'll find a character you loved growing up in this film. And if not, you know they're in there somewhere.
  • Love Hurts: They can shake off anything you throw at them, but if you break their hearts, they go to pieces.
  • Medium Awareness: Played with. Not really in the sense that they know they're in a movie, but mostly in that they know they're animated representations of human world phenomena.
    • Porky Pig (and, with him, Tinker Bell) does, however, momentarily break the fourth wall doing his trademark "That's All, Folks!" sign-off right before the end credits roll.
    • Tweety also looks to the camera in his Toontown cameo.
  • Not So Invincible After All: It was thought all toons are immortal, never get tired and are virtually unkillable. Until Judge Doom found a way with his Dip chemical.
  • Reality Warper: While not really brought up, it's heavily implied toons are able to literally do almost anything just as long as they find it mildly amusing.
  • Rule of Funny: How everything about their entire universe and lives are oriented. For instance, though they can still feel pain, they suffer minimally from it as long as it was at least a little funny. This applies to both them individually and Toontown itself as a whole, where the Rule of Funny affects humans too. That it why, since it was funny, Eddie was able to survive accidentally falling from the skyscraper. Eddie's brother dying as a result of Doom dropping a piano on Eddie's brother was unprecedented because as far as anyone knew, a toon couldn't kill a human. This is a big hint that the killer was no ordinary toon, as humans can survive collisions that total their cars in Toontown — even another human would have been unable to make that kill.
  • Toon: In this world, they're are corporeal, space-occupying entities, though it's never explained how they came into being. Some fans believe they've always been there in some form or another with their own form of reproduction and just haven't been filmed until the 19th century. Others say they're drawn by elusive, "god-like animators" or somehow "made in Toontown". Some also speculate they're created by the humans, magically springing to life upon creation. Regardless, the topic isn't the most relevant aspect of the story, but, for many, the question still lingers.
  • Toon Physics: Everything from making perfectly silhouetted holes to not succumbing to gravity until they realize they're standing in open air. These flexible physics apply to toons wherever they are; a human in Toontown suffers (or benefits) from the same crazy rules.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: For all their zaniness and dangerous stunts they don't ever kill humans. Eddie's brother being killed by one was unthinkable, horrifying people and toons alike who heard of the incident.

Cartoon characters who appear or are referenced in the film:


    Roger Rabbit

Voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Juan Alfonso Carralero (Latin-American Spanish, speaking), Javier Pontón (Latin-American Spanish, singing), Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese)


The eponymous A-List cartoon star rabbit who gets framed for Marvin Acme's murder because his wife Jessica supposedly had an "affair" with him.

  • Adaptational Heroism: The Roger Rabbit of the original book was somewhat shifty and definitely not the Nice Guy he pretended to be. Most notably, the final twist in the book was that he had plotted all along to make Eddie the Fall Guy for the murder he committed. The Roger of the movie is genuinely a Nice Guy.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's brown furred in the original book but white furred in the film adaptation.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Jessica refers to him as "honey bunny" and "darling".
  • Alliterative Name: His name and surname both have "R".
  • Animated Actors: He plays a rabbit babysitter when he's a rabbit actor.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: In his cartoons. And he's aware of it, too, as shown in "Trail Mix Up":
    Roger: You hear that, Baby Herman? Hunting! Well, you two have a swell time!
    Mother: Are you insane?! Taking Baby hunting would be dangerous!
    Roger: Well, leavin' him with me is no picnic-! [Mother, now annoyed, bashes Roger over the head with her shotgun, squashing him flat]
  • Berserk Button: The suggestion that he'll find another girl better than Jessica.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a sweet fella, but as his brief rant towards Eddie after the latter states he'll find someone better than Jessica, Roger can and will snap.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a professional toon and as above example states, he's stops joking when something personal happens.
  • Butt-Monkey: In his cartoons he always goes through Amusing Injuries and nothing ever goes right for him.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: A glass of scotch sends him bouncing around the room like he downed an equal amount of Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce, culminating with an ear-piercing squeal that breaks all windows in the vicinity. Eddie uses this as a Chekhov's Skill towards the middle of the movie.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "P-p-p-pleaaaase!"
    • "Jumpin' jeepers!"
    • "Blblblblblblbl!!" — that weird mouth noise he makes when he's just pulled off some piece of smart-assery.
  • Character Exaggeration: While the Roger Rabbit of the original book had some notable eccentric traits, the Roger of the movie is a lot wackier and more, well, cartoony.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Roger is physically wimpy and a lovable coward.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Being a toon, he often comes to strange conclusions and talks about unusual topics.
  • Comically Cross-Eyed: Roger is slightly cross-eyed, which fits his zany personality.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly enough, he can be quite sarcastic from time to time, though on rare occasions.
    Roger: [to Eddie while looking a picture frame] Where is your brother, anyway? He looks like a sensitive and...[side-eyes Eddie] sober fellow.
    Mrs Herman: Are you insane ? Taking Baby hunting would be dangerous !
    Roger: Well, leaving him with me is no picnic.
  • Deuteragonist: His name is part of the movie, but he's the second main focus after Eddie.
  • Drives Like Crazy: All toons are lousy drivers and Roger himself totals Eddie's car while going on a joyride.
  • Ears as Hair: Roger wrings the water out of his ears and Eddie grabs him by the ear.
  • Expressive Ears: The animators mention that they took inspiration from ballet dancers when drawing Roger's ears. When restrained, Roger can even point with them.
  • Feels No Pain: At first, such as being immune to fridges being dropped on him, hitting himself over and over again with plates and even when Eddie's wringing his neck, but this is in truth a zigzagged trope, as he clearly is in pain from Judge Doom strangling him. This can be explained because this trope is run on Rule of Funny, but being held by his neck over Dip is pure Rule of Scary. Even if it doesn't hurt, Roger complains to Eddie that he does not like having his ears pulled.
  • Genius Ditz: He knows how to deal with people through laughter.
  • Genre Savvy: In-universe-in-universe with his cartoons. He consistently tries his hardest to weasel his way out of babysitting Herman, because he knows things will go wrong in spectacularly hilarious fashion.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The funny and energetic Gleeful to Eddie's disgruntaled grumpy.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Aside from Roger having an epic breakdown over Jessica playing Patty Cake with Acme, Jessica strongly states this trope in comparison to Roger's driving.
    Jessica: My Honey-Bunny was never very good behind the wheel.
    Eddie: A better lover than a driver, huh?
    Jessica: You better believe it, buster. note 
  • Groin Attack: He narrowly avoids one in the opening cartoon "Somethin's Cookin'" when a meat cleaver hits the wall in between his legs just missing his crotch.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Only wears red overalls, a blue and yellow polka-dot bowtie and yellow gloves.
  • Happily Married: To Jessica. Despite the problems they go through during the film, Roger clearly loves his wife and trusts her, refusing to suspect her while anyone else would do it. In the few moments they are together, it's made clear they love each other deeply and couldn't be happier.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Roger is madly in love with beautiful rehead, Jessica.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his traditionally cartoonish behavior, Roger is aware of what most people think of cartoons, facts he's voiced to Eddie Valiant, in that making people laugh is often what makes toons' lives worthwhile, but also that there are times when making people laugh is the only weapon a toon has.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has bluish watery eyes of sound sanity. To contrast with Judge Doom's red embers of madness.
  • Interspecies Romance: Him (cartoon rabbit) and Jessica (cartoon human).
  • Kavorka Man: Played with. Being a cartoon rabbit doesn't make him very attractive by human standards, but not only is he married to quite possibly the hottest toon ever made, but he seems to be the envy of most toon females, even Betty Boop. Jessica explains later that it's because he makes her laugh. Sure, Roger ain't the handsomest dude around, but he's a genuinely Nice Guy, pretty funny, as well as an A-list superstar. By toon standards though, Jessica is considered the lucky one. The key attribute of toon society is humor, meaning that a good comedian is pretty much the toon equivalent of a supermodel.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Roger really stands out as the one original character that appeals the most to kids.
  • The Klutz: He has a tendency to get his head stuck in things.
  • The Lancer: To Eddie Valiant. His friendly, idealistic, silliness contrasts Eddie's jerkish, cynical, serious nature.
  • Large Ham: Justified. Roger's job is to make people laugh, and making people laugh requires him to do and say really ridiculous stuff.
  • Leitmotif: A playful one.
  • The Load: Roger means well and wants to be helpful, but his antics usually only cause trouble for both him and Eddie, and his inability to repress his own Toon nature makes solving the case all the more difficult.
  • Malaproper: Roger has a memorable one when, in the search for Marvin Acme's will, Eddie tells Dolores that she should "check the probate":
    Roger: Yeah, check the probate! Why, my Uncle Thumper had a problem with his probate, and he had to take these big pills and drink lots of water...
    Eddie: Not "prostate", you idiot, probate!
  • Manchild: Roger has a very innocent, childlike personality, yet he has quite a sexy wife.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: The whole plot revolves around finding out who framed him for Acme's murder.
  • Mood-Swinger: When he finds out his wife played Patty-Cake on him, he goes from anguish to rage to utter black despair in three minutes flat.
    Eddie: Good looking guy like [Roger], the dames'll be breaking his door down.
    Roger: [suddenly furious, leaps on Eddie] Dames? What dames?! Jessica is the only one for me! You'll see! We'll rise above this piddling peccadillo! We're gonna be happy again! Got that? Happy! Capital H-A-P-P-I!
    [runs out the window]
    Eddie: Well, at least he took it well.
    [Cut to Roger crying and heartbroken. He sits and looks despondently at the pictures in his wallet.]
    Roger: Jessica, please tell me it isn't true! P-p-p-p-please!
    • Similarly, his reaction when he hears the story of Teddy's death rapidly goes from blank horror to sobbing self-loathing ("If a toon killed my brother, I'd hate me too!") to sudden relief when Eddie apologizes for mistreating him.
  • Motor Mouth: Like most toons, he can't keep quiet.
  • Nice Guy: He's extremely friendly, even more than most toons, and even in his cartoons, where he's reluctant to babysit Herman but only because of the danger to himself, not because he doesn't care about the baby.
  • No Indoor Voice: He can't keep quiet, especially when he's crying.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: His clothing and coloration give him a very clownish appearance, and he acts the part.
  • Opposites Attract: With Jessica. He's goofy, energetic and a great comedian, while she's sexy, glamorous and composed.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He's the comic relief definitely, but he does manage to briefly stand up to Judge Doom near the end. And after this speech he is of course knocked out by a load of literal bricks.
  • The Pollyanna: Roger's forever optimistic.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: He stammers his p's.
  • Primary-Color Champion: A white rabbit with a tuft of red hair on his head, red overalls, yellow gloves, and a blue bowtie with yellow polka dots.
  • Rascally Rabbit: Downplayed. Roger is usually used for slapstick comedy in his job, but does a few tricks when with Eddie.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears red overalls and is the Deuteragonist.
  • Righteous Rabbit: A heroic Nice Guy, even if a little bit insane.
  • Rule of Funny: As a traditional slapstick toon, he lives by it.
  • Rule of Three: A rhetorical device frequently used by Roger — he names something using three different synonyms. In at least one case, though, he seems to be gearing up to make a Long List out of it until he gets yanked out of his train of thought.
    Roger: Jessica's the light of my life, the apple of my eye, the cream in my coffee...
    Roger: I didn't kill anybody, I swear! This whole thing's a setup, a scam, a frame job!
    Roger: Oh, I get it! A speakeasy, a gin mill, a hooch parlor...
    Roger: That was quick thinking, Eddie! Nothing like using the ol' spine flower, the wise noodle, the smart puddin'— [grabbed by Eddie] YEEOW!!
    Roger: Keep it up! You're killing 'em! You're slaying 'em! You're knockin' them dead!
    • If the Spin-Off shorts are to be believed, the writers at Maroon Cartoons are even working this habit into their scripts for Roger and Herman.
    Roger: [in "Tummy Trouble"] Don't worry about a thing. I've learned my lesson! I'm a reformed rabbit, a better bunny, a happier hare!
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Justified. It's his job to be as funny as possible.
  • Secondary Character Title: Who Framed Roger Rabbit is partially about him, but the real protagonist is Eddie Valiant. Roger is the second main character.
  • Shipper on Deck: Eddie and Dolores are about to kiss when they notice Roger watching them, sighing happily with hearts in his eyes (and his ears forming another heart).
    Roger: Oh p-p-p-please, don't mind me...
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Jessica, as they talk sweetly about and to one another while saying each other's Affectionate Nickname.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Jessica is the only woman for him.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Roger survives here, unlike his book counterpart who gets shot early on.
  • Species Surname: "Rabbit" is a surname rather than an epithet (at the very least, his wife takes it as such), so it counts.
  • Sphere Eyes: Useful when doing the Eye Pop.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Can be forced into blowing his cover by tapping out "shave and a haircut."
  • White Bunny: Is a white-furred rabbit with blue eyes.

    Jessica Rabbit
The most popular character of the film for one or two obvious reasons.

Voiced by: Kathleen Turner (speaking) and Amy Irving (singing), Rebeca Rambal (Latin-American Spanish), Miyuki Ichijō (Japanese)

"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."

A sultry, voluptuous toon-human lounge singer/actress and Roger’s wife, who has been made into a sex symbol - both in and out of the movie, surpassing Betty Boop - and seeing what she looks like, it's pretty justified.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Like Roger, the Jessica of the movie is a far more heroic character than her original book counterpart. In the book, she detested Roger and was solely out for herself — here all her questionable actions are done solely to protect her husband (though occasionally this falls into Insane Toon Logic, such as knocking him unconscious and locking him in the trunk of her car so he won't get hurt).
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Jessica is described as blue-eyed in the original book, but is a Significant Green-Eyed Redhead here.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Roger calls her "Love Cup".
  • All There in the Manual: Her maiden name is Krupnick.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: She and Roger never fight when they are on screen together, but she uses her sexuality full force against nearly every other man she meets. Turns out that everything she does, no matter how shady, is for love of Roger.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Implied. A few lines from Jessica implies she was never taken seriously or misunderstood simply because of her sultry looks. Roger was presumably either the first or one of the very few who treated her with respect and kindness.
  • Buxom Is Better: She is based on a pinup drawing after all.
  • The Chanteuse: Jessica Rabbit is introduced this way, working as a singer in the Ink & Paint Club. The entire (male) crowd is gobsmacked by her beauty and sensuality, and Eddie Valiant openly asks Betty Boop how that woman wound up married to a comedian like Roger.
  • Contrapposto Pose: Basically Jessica’s default stance. Anyone cosplaying her tends to spend a lot of time pulling this pose, if only because a real human being needs all the help she can get to approximate Jessica’s waist/hip ratio.
  • Damsel in Distress: In the Roger Rabbit cartoon "Rollercoaster Rabbit".
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Jessica slowly warms up to Eddie through the film.
  • Dude Magnet: Her husband, Roger, is madly in love with her, while every other man is just plain besotted. Judge Doom is the only male character who shows no interest in her.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her introductory performance makes it clear she's the ultimate in sexy toon glamor, but the song she sings is about encouraging her man to go out and make something of himself. Jessica is the sexiest toon around, but she's also a good woman who loves her husband dearly and only does her schtick to protect him.
  • Femme Fatale: She's a toon clearly created by some artist to be the perfect example, from her dangerous good looks and sultry voice, to the slinky way she moves. Even her smile is suspicious. It turns out that she's the Red Herring and was telling the truth all along. She really isn't bad! Just drawn that way.
  • Gag Boobs: Made especially amusing by the line:
    Ed Valiant: Nice booby-trap.
  • Gainaxing: Her breasts were purposely drawn to bounce in the opposite rhythm of a normal female's chest while walking; she bounces down when a real person would bounce up, and vice versa. And they even go "boing"!
  • Going Commando: In the original version of the scene where she gets ejected out of Benny the cab, there were a few frames which made it appear that Jessica might not be wearing underwear. All home video releases edit the scene by either making her dress digitally longer to cover her or recoloring part of the frame to give her panties.
  • Good Bad Girl: "I'm not bad... I'm just drawn that way."
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Aside from Roger having an epic breakdown over Jessica playing Patty Cake with Acme, Jessica strongly states this trope in comparison to Roger's driving.
    Jessica: My Honey-Bunny was never very good behind the wheel.
    Eddie: A better lover than a driver, huh?
    Jessica: You better believe it, buster.note 
  • Happily Married: To Roger. Despite what others think of her, Jessica loves her husband very deeply and would do anything for him.
  • Hartman Hips: And she's not afraid to flaunt 'em.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Even humans lust after her.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Is madly in love with Roger, who is also a red head.
  • Hidden Depths: Especially if you've only seen the posters and/or her pictures. Despite her looks and behavior (and the fact that she's clearly out of Roger's league appearance-wise), she really loves her husband. Jessica is also clearly one of the most intelligent and proactive characters in the film.
  • High-Class Gloves: Jessica wears long, over the elbow, purple gloves.
  • Hospital Hottie: Jessica plays a nurse in the Disney short-film "Tummy Trouble" featuring Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: One of the more famous and extreme cases of this trope. She was originally designed with more (relatively speaking) realistic proportions, but the creators decided that they wanted an unrealistic quality about her sexiness. She's a toon, after all.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: It's okay for her, firstly because she's an animated character, and secondly because she's not really meant to be all that realistic anyway.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her (cartoon human) and Roger (cartoon rabbit).
  • Lady in Red: A truly exaggerated example; Jessica's dress in not only solid red but it sparkles. Meanwhile, everything she says and does comes off as seductive.
  • Leitmotif: Jessica's Theme
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: On the receiving end of this mentality, since her sultry good looks and implied sexual history leads everyone to assume she's a Femme Fatale Gold Digger, and Roger a naive idiot for thinking she would be faithful to him just because they're married. Turns out Roger was right, Jessica really is devoted to him, and she was forced against her will to pose for those patty-cake pictures (to save her husband from getting fired and blacklisted by his boss)... which might explain why Jessica loves Roger so much.
    R.K. Maroon [regarding Roger]: His wife's poison, but he thinks she's Betty Crocker.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Possibly the best example in Western Animation (You see her picture on the trope page!). She is integral to the plot, but her fanservice features are taken Up to Eleven. She is a gorgeous Lady in Red, her buxom is better, her neckline is impossibly low, she's got super long legs, there were some racy panty shots, and the like. No wonder every man and every cartoon is Distracted by the Sexy and enjoys Eating the Eye Candy when she's present. In fact, she's Ms. Fanservice for the film, the world of the film, and the cartoons she appears in within that world!
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit: Wears one in her role in the "Tummy Trouble" Roger cartoon.
  • Nice Girl: She attests to Eddie Valiant that "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Indeed, she proves herself to be selfless and compassionate throughout the movie.
  • Nonindicative Name: Eddie Valiant initially assumes (logically enough) that Jessica Rabbit, married to the eponymous hero, is in fact a rabbit. Then he sees her, and discovers that she certainly isn't. Oh no.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: At first glance, she appears to be morally ambiguous and devious as one might expect from a Femme Fatale, but she's not like that in any way. She's a good girl who just also happens to be incredibly sultry and loves her husband more than anything.
    "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."
  • Not So Above It All: You might think because of her more in-control Femme Fatale personality and the fact that she's more of a "mature" toon that Jessica isn't quite as loony as the others. The movie sets her up like that, and then wittily breaks down the assumption. The fact that she married a goofball toon like Roger kind of already says this trope.
    Jessica: Oh no. Where's Roger?!
    Eddie: Roger? He chickened out on me back at the studio.
    Jessica: No he didn't. I hit him in the head with a frying pan and put him in the he wouldn't get hurt.
    Eddie: ...Makes perfect sense.
    • Her reactions to the Dip and her brief scene in the short, Rollercoaster Rabbit show off her more expressive side.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Face (and voice) like Lauren Bacall, hair like Veronica Lake, dressed like Rita Hayworth in Gilda.
  • Not So Stoic: While her default appearance is that of no-nonsense sex icon, she occasionally bursts into moments of over-the-top goofiness (most notably when she learns that Doom plans to Dip her and all of Toontown). Considering Roger's remark that all Toons by their nature want nothing more than to make people laugh, it's highly possible her lack of expression is less her own choice and more imposed on her by whoever created her to be a vain sex symbol.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's probably the sanest toon of all the toons.
  • Opposites Attract: With Roger. She's sexy, glamorous and composed, while he's goofy, energetic and a great comedian. It's implied Jessica loves Roger because he has the fun and energy she lacks.
  • Parent Service: The movie wasn't made just for children and Jessica was designed to be the most fanservice-y character.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As an explicit Shout-Out to Veronica Lake.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Almost every single aspect of her character was designed to inspire this, which helps to contrast with her actual personality. Referenced in an episode of Friends by Chandler, among other places.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Unlike her book counterpart, Jessica is genuinely in love with her husband Roger.
  • Red Is Heroic: Jessica wears a sparkly, red dress and is a heroic person.
  • Sex for Services: She seems like she's on the verge of offering Eddie this in exchange for helping her find her husband, before Dolores walks in on them. She also only agreed to play Patty-Cake with Marvin Acme to keep R.K. Maroon from firing and blacklisting her husband.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Jessica Rabbit wears a slinky strapless, backless, sequined red evening gown slit up the thigh to here.
  • Sexy Walk: Always, but particularly during her performance.
  • Sexy Silhouette: Makes one when she visits Valiant's office and when she's running to her car. Hell, her shadow, whatever the pose, would be one.
  • She's Got Legs: Another long-legged Disney redhead. Showcased in her brief cameo as a park ranger in the short Trail Mix-Up.
  • Shout-Out: She looks a lot like Red Hot Riding Hood.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Roger, as they talk sweetly about and to one another while saying each other's Affectionate Nickname.
  • Side Boob: Thanks to her design, we get more than one shot of her cleavage.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: It's easy to miss, as few people are looking at her eyes. Nonetheless, she a red head with green eyes, and is important to most of the plot.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She makes it clear that despite what others think of her, she only has eyes for Roger and would do anything for his sake.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Why does Jessica Rabbit love Roger as a husband? He makes her laugh.
  • So Beautiful It's a Curse: Provides the page quote. And true to her word, many men throughout the film have done and/or said inappropriate things to her because of her beauty.
  • Species Surname: Subverted. She marries Roger Rabbit, a rabbit (well, a toon-rabbit, anyways) which causes her name to become Jessica Rabbit.
  • Statuesque Stunner: No exact height given, but she seems to be just a bit shy of 6 feet tall. Of course, being juxtaposed with the unusually short Eddie Valiant makes her look taller by comparison.
  • Stealth Parody: Of Detective Movie Femme Fatales once you start to see a somewhat looney side of her.
  • The Stoic: She's very composed for a toon. That is until she sees the Dip and freaks out in a typical cartoon fashion.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Although she seems cool and distant, she has a soft spot for Roger, whom she married because he "makes her laugh", is a better lover than a driver and that he's magnificent and "better than Goofy".
  • The Tease: Her stage routine is made of this. She acts this way towards Eddie Valiant as well. Ends up being a subversion in that it's all an act to protect Roger, and notably, it's no more than a tease, keeping her faithful. Though she was insistent that she would do anything for Roger and she did play patty cake behind Roger's back because she needed to protect him.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Huge Girl to Roger's Tiny Guy.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Played with, where by human standards Jessica is drop-dead gorgeous is about the sexiest thing walking, but by toons standards it's Jessica who lucked out marrying a big-name star like Roger, because while still sexy, toons judge attractiveness by comedy and not looks. and Jessica just isn't all that funny. By comparison, to humans Roger is just a goofy toon-rabbit but to toons he's practically a supermodel dating Jessica.
  • Vapor Wear: She was given panties in the DVD release, though she's still obviously going bra-less.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: When Judge Doom tells his henchmen to frisk Jessica for Marvin Acme's will, Greasy reaches down her ample cleavage to do it (and in order to cop a feel), but all he gets is his hand caught in a Bear Trap.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Eddie's reaction to Jessica Rabbit being married to Roger. On the other hand, Betty Boop thinks Jessica is a "lucky girl". As for the reason why Jessica loves Roger?
    Jessica: He makes me laugh.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Worn by Jessica in the role of a park ranger in the Disney cartoon "Trail Mix-Up".

    Baby Herman
He acts much older off-screen.

Voiced by: Lou Hirsch, Alejandro Abdalah (Latin-American Spanish), Takkō Ishimori (Japanese)

"The problem is I got a fifty year old lust and a three year old dinky."

A rude, crass toon-human baby... who has been a baby for 53 years, as well as Roger’s friend and co-worker in the movie business.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He's described as dopey looking and overweight in the original book. However, this could just be Roger not liking Baby Herman, as Herman is popular for his "baby cute" looks nevertheless.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the book he's described as having "one dark hair". In the film, he's blond.
  • Age Lift: In the novel, he's 36 but still a baby. The film ages him up to 53.
  • Cigar Chomper: Always has a smoke on hand or in his mouth whenever he's not in character.
  • Dawson Casting: Parodied in-universe. A 53-year old man who looks like an infant.
  • Dirty Old Man: Granted, he could be mistaken as a Dirty Kid.
  • The Fool: His role in the cartoons. His character gets into all sorts of trouble, and comes out no worse for wear either by luck, or because Roger takes all the blows.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Being apparently three years old for over five decades really doesn't agree with him.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: He himself admits he loves the fame, but hates being a 53-year old man in an infant's body.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: At the end of the film, he pointed out Acme's will is still missing, which without it Toontown is just waiting for "another developer's wrecking ball".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It may not look like it at first, but he cares about Roger. Despite being very grouchy when not in character and showing frustration with Roger on set, he's the first person to vouch for Roger's innocence and tries to hire Eddie to clear his name.
  • The Napoleon: Justified. Herman is actually quite old, but because he's a cartoon, he doesn't visibly age. That means he will stay the same toddler size forever.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: A zig-zagged example. The character he portrays causes a lot of trouble for Roger, though this is somewhat justified since he's just an infant. But as soon as the cameras stop rolling, he shows himself to be fairly grouchy and annoying. At the same time, even though he acts like an asshole he still professes to Roger's innocence and attempts to hire Eddie to help clear his name, showing he does consider him a friend.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: Baby Herman smokes humongous cigars and has "a fifty-year lust and a three-year-old dinky" concerning his nurse. That's not his only problem, as seen in the comics.
  • Older Than They Look: He is actually fifty-three years old... despite resembling and portraying a baby.
  • Straying Baby: His role in the opening short.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He is a baby who enjoys smoking. Subverted, in that chronologically speaking, he passed the legal age of smoking a long time ago, and he acts his real age in most other respects (except for wearing diapers and riding around in strollers).
  • Vocal Dissonance: He looks like a baby but has a VERY raspy voice.

    Benny the Cab
Official Transport of Toontown

Voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Juan Alfonso Carralero (Latin-American Spanish)

"I'll drive. I'm the cab."

A foul-mouthed, super fast cartoon taxi cab that is friends with Roger. He apparently has a history of run-ins with the law due to his rather chaotic driving skills and has the supernatural ability to appear whenever someone sticks out their thumb.

  • The Driver: He drives people and can even drive other cars.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He ignores a lot of traffic regulations. Played with, considering he is the car itself. That said, he appears to drive a lot more carefully when he gets behind the wheel of a real car.
    I can't believe they locked me up for driving on a sidewalk. It was just a couple of miles.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Roger seems to inspire this trait in others(see Baby Herman and Eddie). The irritable and curmudgeon-y Benny nonetheless is always there to help Roger and Eddie.
  • Running Gag:
    Roger: Benny, is that you?!
    Benny: No, it's Eleanor Roosevelt/Shirley Temple!
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Has a foul mouth, and swears almost always.
  • The Taxi: Is his job.

    The Toon Patrol

Smart Ass voiced by: David L. Lander, Koichi Tochika (Japanese)
Stupid voiced by: Fred Newman
Wheezy voiced by: June Foray, Hiroshi Naka (Japanese)
Greasy voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Katsumi Suzuki (Japanese)
Psycho voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Rokuro Naya (Japanese)

Eddie Valiant: Weasels!
Judge Doom: Yes, I find they have a special gift for the work.

The Quirky Miniboss Squad comprised of toon weasels that Judge Doom hired to catch Roger Rabbit who bear a strong resemblance to the weasels from Disney's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Their names are Smart Ass, Greasy, Wheezy, Psycho and Stupid, but you'd only know that if you read the credits and scripts.

  • Achilles' Heel: Constant laughter, of all things.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: As Wheezy dies, he tries to get back his soul in a panic and desperate way showing he's obviously afraid to die. As evil as he might have been you can't help but feeling a bit sorry for him.
  • All There in the Script: None of their names are spoken in the movie, although after seeing the names in the credits it's easy to work out which one is which.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Greasy, of all the gang, has darkest brown fur. Another subtle hint that he's Latino and perhaps the Toon Patrol's Token Minority.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It’s not made clear if the Weasels knew if they knew Doom was actually a Toon- helping with his disguise in their shared goal to take down Toon Town. Or they were hired under the assumption that Doom was human and joined on his plan in order to be spared the same fate as the other Toons. The comic adaptation and its sequel imply the former while the film suggests the latter.
  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Presumably the ghosts of Wheezy, Greasy, Stupid and Psycho. Averted with Smart Ass, who doesn't give up a ghost after being dipped.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Smart Ass, The Leader of the Toon Patrol is the only weasel who puts up a decent fight against Eddie in the bar.
  • Ax-Crazy: All of them, but four of them manage to hide it through snarky professionalism or being dopey like Stupid, but Psycho is the most blatantly open about his insanity with his spiral swirl eyes and wearing a straightjacket.
    • They also tend to find anything funny including the suffering or deaths of their own kind via the intended Toon Town massacre or their own members hilarious.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Smart Ass and Greasy.
  • Badass Longcoat: Greasy wears one as part of his zoot suit (see Ambiguously Brown above).
  • Bare Your Midriff: Stupid's T-shirt is too short for his body.
  • Batter Up!: Stupid's main weapon is a nailed baseball bat.
  • BFG: Wheezy uses a tommy-gun instead of the pistols the other weasels use. Typical of gangsters, he conceals it in a violin case, as seen when they are about to investigate Eddie's apartment.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Greasy is Puerto Rican (at least that's his accent) but he curses twice in the movie in Spanish.
  • Boomerang Bigots: They seem to hate other toons despite being toons themselves.
  • Bloody Hilarious: Smart Ass getting kicked in the groin and flying to his death by landing in the Dip was apparently so funny that it triggered Greasy's death.
  • Bowdlerize: See that image to the right? It bowdlerized Smart Ass' name to Smart Guy.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Smart Ass has a Brooklyn accent (and his voice actor, David Lander, is actually from Brooklyn) and a predisposition toward violence.
  • Category Traitors: The Toon Patrol participate in helping a Human or so it seemed at first, commit near-toon genocide despite being toons themselves.
  • Character Death: Stupid, Wheezy, Greasy and Psycho Die Laughing and Smart Ass is kicked into a vat of Dip.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Psycho, unlike the others who have some grounded logic, Psycho tends to think very differently than the others.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: Smarty has a low voice, but the others' voices are higher, especially Psycho.
  • Dark Is Evil: Greasy has the darkest of the brown shaded furs and the darkest clothes while Wheezy has the most gray.
  • Deader Than Dead: Smart-Ass gets killed by being kicked into a vat of Dip. He doesn't even get a ghost.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As if a name like Smart Ass couldn't spell it out for you.
  • Determinator: Wheezy is the only weasel who tries to stop his ghost from leaving his body.
  • Die Laughing: How they die at the end, except for Smart Ass who gets dipped.
  • The Ditz: Stupid, and to a lesser extent, Psycho.
  • Dirty Cop: They are stated to be the primary law enforcement of Toontown, but behave more like gangsters than police.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: After the Toon Patrol is killed during their battle with Eddie, there's one more villain left for Eddie to face: Judge Doom.
  • The Dragon: Smart Ass serves as Judge Doom's right-hand man and the most personal enemy to Eddie out of the five. Greasy is also this to Smarty when the latter is in charge.
  • The Dreaded: That explains why Roger Rabbit screams in terror when he sees 'em coming in Eddie Valiant's office before saying "It's the Toon Patrol!!!"
  • Dumb Muscle: Stupid, one notable example is when he smacks his head with his own bat while laughing at Eddie's jokes.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Smarty and Greasy talk in a squeaky and gruff voice.
  • Fat Idiot: Stupid. He's got a big round belly and he earned his name.
  • Furry Female Mane: Greasy is a male example as he's shown to be the only one sporting hair unlike the others (with Psycho's fur being spiky on his head).
  • Giggling Villain: Psycho, when he's not acting like The Hyena.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Wheezy is an evil smoker who usually has at least three or four cigarettes in his mouth.
  • Groin Attack: Smart Ass thinks nothing of fighting dirty, as Eddie finds out when they brawl at the bar. Eddie get payback when he delivers one of his own to Smart Ass that leads to his death.
  • Grotesque Cute: They have a certain appeal despite their behavior, particularly Psycho.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wheezy, Smart Ass and Stupid wear only shirts, and Psycho only an untied straitjacket. Greasy is the only one who's fully clothed.
  • The Hyena: All of them to varying degrees. Doom warns them that one day they're going to die laughing, like their idiot hyena cousins which except Smartass, they all do.
  • Informed Species: They look more like dachshunds than weasels.
  • Knife Nut: Psycho is often seen wielding a razor. Smarty Ass and Greasy also got switchblade knives.
  • Larynx Dissonance: June Foray voiced Wheezy.
  • Laughing Mad: Psycho, who has a very high pitched giggle, heard during the car chase scene and at the end.
  • Leitmotif: A delightfully quirky one.
  • Lean and Mean: Except Stupid.
  • Malaproper: Smart Ass commits these several times over the course of the movie.
    Smart Ass: Say, boss, you want we should disresemble the place?
    Doom: No, sergeant, disassembling the place won't be necessary.
  • Manchild: Stupid, given his mannerisms and fashion sense of a young adolescent boy.
  • Maniac Tongue: Psyhco is usually shown with his tongue dangling from his mouth making his insane nature even more clear.
  • Meaningful Name: Their names reflect their definitive personality traits.
  • Mooks: They serve as Doom's enforcers, being the only beings depraved enough to work alongside the brutal Hanging Judge and his plan to erase Toon Town from the face of the earth for the sake of a freeway.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Big mouths full of very, very sharp, yellow teeth.
  • Must Have Nicotine: Wheezy, of course, to the point where his over the top chain-smoking has given him nicotine-stained fingers. Also, Smart Ass is rarely seen without a thick cigar.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Not them personally, but their relations apparently include hyenas.
  • Nice Hat: Greasy and Smart Ass both have fedoras to match their zoot suits, Wheezy wears a pork pie hat stuffed with cigarettes, and Stupid wears a beanie. Psycho is the only one of the Weasels to avert this.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Despite being mean and ruthless at their core, they're not immune to silly, cartoonish antics every now and again.
    • When they break into Eddie's apartment looking for Roger, Smart-Ass rants at all the others for laughing. He laughs along with them in every other scene, and it's Doom who does the ranting.
    • Smart Ass in particular tries to keep the illusion of professionalism up, but Eddie starting a song and dance and getting himself hurt in slapstick gets even him start watching and laughing instead of shooting him dead. It comes to bite him in the ass when he lets his guard down for long enough.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: They act like the typical incompetent villain - sidekick. However it's clear they are sociopathic and evil just like their boss Judge Doom since they cooperate with him in his genocidal plan to wipe out Toontown and the toon race, which they are a part of.
    • Additionally, it's Psycho (or rather, his disembodied spirit) that ends up setting up the intense climax of the plot by turning the level on the Dip Machine towards Jessica and Roger- leading to Eddie trying to stop the machine while Doom acts as the imposing obstacle to stop it.
  • Obviously Evil: Between the gangster suits, sharp teeth and weapons, it's pretty obvious that they're not by the book law enforcements and this long before it's revealed they're in on the plan to erase Toon Town.
  • Psycho for Hire: They're the psychopathic toon henchman of the evil Judge Doom. Which is ironic considering that Doom himself is a toon who is crazy like them if not moreso.
  • The Quiet One: Unlike Smarty and Greasy, the other three weasels, except laughing, don't have much dialogue aside from a sparse few lines or just one.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: As cruel and snarky as he is, Smart Ass wears a light pink zoot suit and fedora accompanied by a hot pink bejeweled tie that matches the color of his hatband. Greasy is a lesser example, as he is wearing a pink tie.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Downplayed. Wheezy can be seen having bloodshot eyes from all the chain-smoking.
  • Ruthless Foreign Gangsters: Greasy is heavily implied to be Latino and no less evil than the rest of the gang. Especially when he swears in Spanish after falling for Jessica's literal Booby Trap.
  • Simpleton Voice: Stupid. Obviously.
  • Stealth Parody: Possibly of the Seven Dwarfs; their names at least, describing their personalities- visually represented by their attire and physical traits. invokedThere were even plans to include two more to make the group seven before dropping it to five in earlier stages of production.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Judge Doom.
  • Weapon of Choice: Smart Ass and Greasy both pack handguns and switchblades, Psycho carries a straight razor in his mouth, Stupid holds a baseball bat with nail protruding at its tip, and Wheezy's shown at one point wielding a Tommy gun.
  • Wicked Weasels: Trope image.
  • Wingding Eyes: Psycho's eyes are perpetually spinning yellow and mauve spirals.
  • Winged Soul Flies Off at Death: Their demise from finally laughing themselves to death has their angelic ghosts rise from their bodies and into the sweet hereafter. All except Smart Ass anyways, who got thrown into a vat of Dip and got Killed Off for Real, while the others presumably move onto the next life or continue their cartoony antics as spirits.
  • Vengeful Ghost: After Eddie causes him to Die Laughing, Psycho's ghost's last action before ascending to the next life is to redirect the Dip Machine toward Roger and Jessica, forcing Eddie to have to watch them die if he can't fight his way past Doom and shut it down.


Voiced by: Morgan Deare, Alejandro Abdalah (Latin-American Spanish)

"Don't let me catch your peepin' face around here again, got it?"

A big, grumpy, intimidating toon gorilla who's the bouncer at the Ink-N-Paint Club.

  • Bouncer: Is the bouncer of The Ink & Paint Club who unceremoniously dumps Eddie outside when he catches him peeping. (A customer who wants to get past him to get into the club has to know the password: "Walt sent me.")
  • The Dragon: To Doom in a deleted scene.

    Lena Hyena
Don’t let those bedroom eyes fool you (click here). 

Voiced by: June Foray

"Yoo-hoo, lover boy! It's Lena Hyena!"

A comically hideous, psychotic, Love Hungry toon woman in Toontown who relentlessly chases Eddie after he mistakes her for Jessica Rabbit. A minor bit character with only half a minute of total screen time, she still manages to have a skyscraper of tropes on her resumé.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards poor Eddie. She even provides the page image (no, really).
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Believe it or not, yes. Here, she's ugly in a very comical, goofy way, but she can rest easy knowing she isn't the ugliest toon out there as she's practically a fox when compared to her similarly-named Li'l Abner counterpart, Lena the Hyena (particularly, in Basil Wolverton's original artwork).note 
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Sadly, for Lena, it's true. Though maybe if she wasn't so forward.....
  • All There in the Manual: According to the Roger Rabbit's Toontown issue "The Kissing Bandit", she's an old friend of Jessica.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: While she has a feminine voice, figure, and clothing, she also has an Adam's apple and in one shot we can see she wears boxer shorts.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Given how Jessica parked her car right in front of the hotel complex and the fact that Lena was in one of the rooms, it raises the question of whether it was a coincidence that Eddie encountered her. Did Jessica instruct Lena to stay at the suite should someone come looking for her, and have Lena deal with them? Was the suite Jessica's or Lena's? Perhaps Lena was raiding Jessica's suite, which is why she was wearing her clothes? Due to her limited screen time, nothing is really made clear about Lena's connection to Jessica.
  • Anywhere but Their Lips: Lena only manages to kiss Eddie on the cheek.note 
  • Aside Glance: (Pictured) She's really looking towards Eddie, but she does this a split-second before she reveals her true appearance.
  • Ax-Crazy: Non-murderous example (as far as we know) but in an overly affectionate infatuation approach. The only violent act she does is when she kicked down the door Eddie slammed in her face.
  • Big Word Shout: Almost every time she speaks.
    "MY MAN!"
    "COME TO LENA!!!!!!!!!!"
  • British Teeth: She has very few, rotten and old-looking teeth.
  • Butterface: She has a silhouette that resembles Jessica Rabbit. But once you see her face...
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Not exactly a rational and sane woman–even by toon standards. Possibly one of the most insane toons in all of Toontown.
  • Combat Stilettos: While not meant for fighting, her high heeled pumps come in handy when she kicks down the door that Eddie had slammed right in her face.
  • Covered in Kisses: Averted. Despite wearing as much red lipstick as Jessica, her kisses do not leave lipstick marks. But that doesn't keep her from trying.note 
  • Determinator: It has to take her slamming into a wall to stop her.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Played with. She has the body of an old lady, yet is implied to be the same age as Jessica.
  • The Door Slams You: Averted. Eddie attempts to do this to Lena when she sprints towards him for a big kiss. Much to his shock, her lips impale the door before she easily knocks it down with a single kick.
  • Dresses the Same: Wears the same backless, red dress, note  and violet Opera Gloves as Jessica, only her pumps are green whereas Jessica's are salmon pink. Unfortunately, for Lena, it takes more than sexy attire to attract a man...
  • Expy: Of Granny from Tex Avery's Red Hot Riding Hood. In fact the entire situation is clearly a Shout-Out of the sequence where Granny chases Wolfie around in order to kiss him. In the same scene both her and Granny dresses in red.
    • She's also one of Lena the Hyena from Li'l Abner.
  • Extreme Libido: The mere sight of a male, toon or human alike, is enough to drive her into an unhinged lustful state of mind.
  • Eye Take: She has this reaction when she notices Eddie at her door.
  • Fanservice: Humorously subverted. Of course, it's all good when she imitates Jessica, but then it becomes Fan Disservice once she lets it all out.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's very passionately driven and energetic in her pursuits for Eddie.
  • Forceful Kiss: Once she finally has Eddie in her grasp, Lena plants a big kiss on his cheek, much to his chagrin. The recoil from her kiss is powerful enough to send Eddie flying yards down the road.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's obvious that her hyperactive and overly-affectionate behavior stems from a desperate desire for affection after a lifetime of being labeled as the Ugliest Toon in Toontown.
  • Gag Boobs: Her breasts are comparable in size to Jessica's... but become extremely saggy once she turns at the audience.
  • Gag Lips: She has big red lips, which invoke a few gags. Upon kissing Eddie, her lips take up about half of his cheek. Her lips are strong enough to impale a door, and can send someone flying yards away in recoil from a kiss.
  • Gag Nose: She has a long pointed nose. In the original storyboards it was even longer.
  • Gainaxing: Her chest does bounce, but unlike Jessica, its due to how sagging they are.
  • Gonk: Not a beauty contest winner anytime soon.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: The last shot of her in the movie reveals that she wears white bloomers with red hearts prints.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: The first time she reveals herself, aside from her Butterface we can also see her yellow rotten teeth, with a few missing.
  • Hairy Girl: Downplayed: Her legs are noticeably unshaven.
  • Homage: To Grandma from Red Hot Riding Hood.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Eddie and basically to any other male she feels attracted to.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: At the end of the day, she just wants a man to accept her affections.
  • I Just Want to Be You: It's plausible this is the reason why she dresses up like Jessica.
  • Insane Troll Logic: She instantly assumes that Eddie has come to see her for romantic intent, when he has done absolutely nothing to suggest that he is a suitor. And her method of getting him to like her is to shower him with unwanted physical displays of affection.
  • Interspecies Romance: She is a human toon that becomes infatuated with Eddie who is a human.
  • Lack of Empathy: She doesn't seem to understand that a romantic relationship needs to be a mutual understanding between two parties. She doesn't even give Eddie a chance to talk before she determines that he has come to her for romantic intentions. She spends her entire screentime chasing Eddie for the purpose of kissing him, when she should have realized by his reactions that he doesn't even want to be touched by her.
  • Lady in Red: Subverted. She copies Jessica's general look, dress included, but the way she acts is unappealing rather than seductive. It's also not helped by the fact that she lacks Jessica's body type.
  • Large Ham: Not an uncommon thing around toons, but she's definitely over the top than anybody else. Even Roger is a bit subtle compared to her.
  • Likes Older Men: It really doesn't seem to matter to Lena if the man is middle-aged. The one thing she wants is a man.
  • Love Hungry: It appears she is desperately seeking a romantic relationship with a male, whether they are a toon or a human. And given how her first impulse is to make out with the first male she sees, it is clear she is more interested in a physical relationship.
  • Love at First Sight: Upon laying her eyes on Eddie, she becomes immediately smitten, complete with the Wing Ding Eyes and all.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Maniac Tongue: Her tongue, pictured above, is seen dangling from her mouth in a grossly lustful way.
  • Messy Hair: When she imitates Jessica, Lena's hair is carefully combed and straight. Once she reveals herself, it instantly becomes unkempt and wild.
  • Nausea Fuel: In-universe. Eddie is visibly abhorred by her and even more so when he gets kissed by her on the cheek.
  • No Indoor Voice: She pretty much shouts everything she says.
  • Non-Indicative Name: She's a human toon, not a hyena. The rhyming makes something of a Punny Name.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She immediately tries to hug and kiss Eddie without even bothering to ask for his consent.
  • Not So Stoic: She initially tries to imitate Jessica's sensuous stoicism. Once she notices Eddie, however, she abandons this trait.
  • Property of Love: Not herself, but she calls Eddie "My Man!", making clear that she wants him all to herself.
  • Rescue Romance: Played with. Upon laying eyes upon him, Lena disturbs Eddie with her ugly appearance. Desperate to get a kiss, she chases Eddie into a non existent bathroom, resulting in him plummeting miles below. Lena races down to the ground floor and catches him at the last second. However, she continues to force herself on poor Eddie, averting this rescue.
  • Running on the Spot: She does this very briefly before sprinting towards Eddie for a kiss.
  • Satellite Character: She plays absolutely no part in the film's main plot and exists solely for comedic purposes.
  • Sexy Silhouette: She makes one in her hotel room window doing her hair and when Eddie is looking through the keyhole. This causes Eddie to mistake her for Jessica due to the silhouette's resemblance to the latter.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: to Eddie.
  • Smooch of Victory: Averted: After saving him from a Disney Villain Death (that she put him into), Lena immediately gets hers by forcing a big kiss on Eddie's cheek, much to his disgust.
  • Squashed Flat: After crushing herself against a brick wall.
  • Stalker with a Crush: As soon as she notices Eddie, she immediately chases him down probably to smother him in kisses. Fortunately, Eddie manages to escape her before she is able to do anything else to him.
  • Super Speed: Once Eddie escapes into the non-existent bathroom only to fall down the building. Lena somehow manages to get down to the street below just in time to save him.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the Brazilian dub her voice sounds younger than the original version. That makes the situation even more funny.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears from the story after she runs into the wall. She doesn't even show up with the other residents at the end of the film.
  • What Does She See in Him?: It's clear that Lena's type is a man, regardless their age or species.
  • Wingding Eyes: Her eyes glow with red hearts when first sees Eddie.
  • Womanchild: She has the look of an elderly woman but she acts like an insane and lustful teenager. Most of her words are also spoken in a very childish tone.
  • Yandere: A Fatal Attraction-grade one to Eddie or, arguably, any man who gives her the slightest impression of romance. Played for Laughs in her case though.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has some freckles around her face, though she is definitely not youthful.

    The Bullet Gang

"Mustachioed cowboy" voiced by: Jim Cummings (imitating Andy Devine)
"Cavalryman" voiced by: Jim Gallant (imitating Walter Brennan)
"Portly bullet" voiced by: Pat Buttram

Eddie Valiant: Feelin’ frisky tonight, fellas?

A group of six wild, fun-seeking, .38 toon bullets for Eddie’s toon revolver. After years of sleeping in the gun case, they're awakened when Eddie pursues Jessica Rabbit into Toontown. Though they’re never named in the movie, they’re depicted as a portly, cigar-smoking cowboy with Pat Buttram’s voice; a tobacco-chewing Civil War soldier a.k.a. “Chews Tobacco”, a cavalryman (in the voice of Walter Brennan), a Native American a.k.a. “Says Nothing”, a mustachioed cowboy who sounds a like Andy Devine, and a masked bandit a.k.a. “Shifty Eyes”.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Toon bullets capable of speech and flight.
  • All There in the Manual: They’re never given names, but early production sketch notes have listed them as “Andy Devine” (mustachioed cowboy), “Walter Brennan” (cavalryman), “Pat Buttram” (cigar smoking), “Chews Tobacco” (Civil War soldier), “Says Nothing” (Native American) and “Shifty Eyes” (masked bandit).
  • Animate Inanimate Object: They're all living, talking bullets that have faces.
  • Bandito: "Shifty Eyes".
  • Battlecry: "Says Nothing" lets out a war whoop as he destroys Eddie’s bourbon bottle.
  • Cigar Chomper: The fat cowboy voiced by Pat Buttram.
  • The Gunslinger: They all carry this attitude despite being bullets.
  • Nice Hat: All of them with "Chews Tobacco" in a Union Army cap and "Shifty Eyes" wearing a sombrero.
  • The Quiet One: "Says Nothing" and "Chews Tobacco".
  • The Wild West: Evoked as they’re archetypes of this era. Makes sense considering the gun they’re accompanied with was previously owned by Yosemite Sam.



    Eddie Valiant

Portrayed by: Bob Hoskins
Voiced by: Willy Brand (Latin-American Spanish), Kenji Utsumi (Japanese)

"I... don't... work... for toons."

Grizzled ex-cop and Private Detective who slipped into alcoholism and developed a bitter antipathy against toons after his brother Teddy was murdered by one while investigating a case in Toontown. He is hired to take some "dirty pictures" about Jessica Rabbit's "affair" with Marvin Acme, but is pulled into the murder investigation (against his will) after Acme gets murdered and Jessica's husband, Roger is framed for it.

  • Accidental Hero: Eddie is not very happy to take care of Roger Rabbit's case since he became a toon-hater. However, he manages to prove Roger's innocence, save Toontown, and avenge the loss of his brother all at the same time.
  • Acrofatic: Eddie during his climactic dance number.
  • Action Survivor: His modus operandi to come out of trouble. He's also a smarter version of this.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: In the book version, Eddie, as a parody of a pulp hero, is noted by several characters as being very attractive. The heavy-set Bob Hoskins plays Eddie as a Stealth Parody of a noir hero in the film adaptation.
  • Addiction Displacement: According to the comics that continue the story after the film, after Eddie kicked his drinking habit he suddenly developed a huge addiction to jelly-beans.
  • The Alcoholic: At the beginning of the movie Eddie Valiant has been an alcoholic since Teddy was murdered by a toon, but he drops the habit by the end.
    Police Lieutenant: Didn't you used to be Eddie Valiant? Or did you change your name to "Jack Daniels"?
  • Anti-Hero: A Pragmatic Hero. Cynical alcoholic with a racist streak and a tendency towards violence? Definitely Anti-Hero. But he does get better once he stops drinking and by end of the movie, he's a lot nicer.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Eddie Valiant.
  • Bald of Awesome: Normally covered by his Cool Hat.
  • Badass Longcoat: A typical private investigator - style trenchcoat.
  • Badass Normal: Probably the only one human in among toons with this characteristic. He even manages to kill Judge Doom himself, who is a toon stronger and taller than him, by spreading Dip everywhere.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't sit in Teddy Valiant's chair.
    • Eddie Valiant doesn't work for toons. And don't you forget it. He's back in business by the end of the film.
  • Bigot with a Crush: Despite his hatred of toons, he openly lusts after Jessica Rabbit.
  • Broken Bird: Behind all of that drinking and sarcasm is a man still very much distraught over the loss of his brother.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the Toontown sequence. He falls from an extra-high building, he gets tricked by Tweety and Bugs Bunny and finally he gets kissed by Lena Hyena.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Eddie refuses to take Baby Herman's money to clear Roger's name and that would have been the end of it, until Roger showed up at his office begging him for help (then handcuffed the two of them together right before the Buttweasels showed up to look for him), not giving him any choice in the matter.
  • Carpet of Virility: A scene shows him with a very hairy chest.
  • Character Development: Eddie starts off as a cynical man who hates all toons; he does show respect towards some toons (e.g., Betty Boop) and his hatred mostly stems from Teddy being murdered by an evil toon. After the events of trying and succeeding in clearing Roger's name (not to mention actually opening up to Roger about Teddy's death), his hatred goes away and he begins to show his long lost sense of humor.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Him and Teddy being raised in a circus as clowns along with extensive experience with toons from Valiant & Valiant's careers in Toontown helps him out at the finale.
  • Circus Brat: Implied. One of his old photos shows himself, his brother, and his father (dressed as a clown) in front of a circus sign, the frame reads "Eddie and Teddy on the road with Dad". His improvised circus act distraction at the end of the movie also supports this. In a case of both Real Life Writes the Plot and Actor Allusion, Bob Hoskins actually was a circus performer — although he started out as a fire eater instead of a clown.
  • Clear Their Name: He eventually helps Roger find out who framed him for Acme's murder.
  • The Comically Serious: When paired with Roger. Despite being more deadpan and serious he can generate some laugh or two.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: While Eddie doesn't blame himself about it, Teddy's murder led to his antipathy for toons. Solving the murder while also finding his brother's killer serves as an inverted example, having become better and letting go of his stuff for toons.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His brother died by being killed by a mysterious toon criminal.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like a great many Film Noir heroes. Justified, as he was a toon-loving detective until his brother was killed by a toon.
  • Defective Detective: Eddie not only has an alcohol problem, but also has trouble with his relationship and is traumatized by Teddy's death.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He starts as a cold and cynical Private Eye at first, but at the halfway point of the movie (right around the time he actually tells Roger about how Teddy died) he becomes more kind and gentle, especially towards the toons.
  • Detective Patsy:
    Dolores: And you said you were never gonna take another toon case! What, did you have a change of heart?
    Eddie: Nothing's changed! Someone's made a patsy out of me and I'm gonna find out (hits his head on a ceiling lamp) why!
  • Disappointed by the Motive: His reaction to the reveal that Judge Doom killed Acme and Maroon simply to get the deed to Toontown and build a freeway. Doom wasn't surprised by his disappointment since he "lacks vision".
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He drinks a lot of alcohol after his brother's death.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?:
    • Gets mocked for his alcoholism and having worked on toon cases by some people including fellow L.A.P.D. officers.
    • When Jessica is brought to safety, it looks as if she's about to thank Eddie for his heroism... but instead does this to Roger.
      Jessica: Oh Roger, you were a pillar of strength.
  • Dull Surprise: He's not very surprised to discover that Judge Doom was a toon in disguise. As he puts it, "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon." Subverted when he discovers that Doom was the toon who killed Teddy.
  • Everybody Has Standards: He may no longer work for toons, holding nothing but antipathy for them in general, but he is notably horrified when Doom unnecessarily and horrifically dunks the squeaking-shoe toon into the Dip mix.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates toons, but not all of them. Part of his character arc is overcoming his prejudice.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason for his dislike of toons is because one murdered Teddy.
  • Functional Genre Savvy: He uses the logic of toons doing anything in Toontown to rip a road line and placed it towards a wall so that his Abhorrent Admirer would hit it.
  • Genre Blind: For all his experience working around toons, he really should have taken heed to the warnings of Mickey and Bugs that he didn't want the "spare". Though to be fair to him, he was understandably in a panic at the time so he probably wasn't thinking it through.
  • Genre Savvy: Even after a long absence and growing antipathy, he's still clued into the way that toons operate on Rule of Funny.
    Eddie: Scotch on the rocks. AND I MEAN ICE!
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The irritable and short-tempered Grumpy to Roger's Gleeful.
  • Good Is Not Nice: His treatment of Roger Rabbit is abusive for much of the film.
  • Groin Attack: He kicks Smart-Ass in the groin towards the end of the film.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's still getting over the death of Teddy.
  • Guttural Growler: He has a quite husky voice.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets angry very easilly and he can be quite violent expecially around Roger. He softens up a little towards the end, though.
  • Hardboiled Detective: Acts like one, but is very out of place in a toon-inhabited society.
  • The Hero: Once he forgets all his bad feelings he's more heroic and kind.
  • Hidden Depths: Eddie still has some humor left in him and he still holds some toons close to him.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Implied. While hiding at a movie theatre, Eddie tells Dolores she should find herself a "good man", hinting that he doesn't consider himself to be one for her.
  • Inspector Javert: The Javert to the real murderer's Valjean.
  • I Work Alone: In the comics, he outright says that he doesn't want another partner after his brother's death.
  • Jaded Washout: He as once a celebrated LAPD officer who left the force with his brother to start their own private eye firm, and quickly established a reputation for being the go-to guy for any toon who needed help. Then his brother was killed by a toon, so he took to the bottle and gave up working for toons, and by the start of the film he's reduced to tailing cheating spouses.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's nice to some toons even before his Character Development.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Eddie holds a level of knee-jerk prejudice towards toons because a toon killed his brother, but that hasn't stopped him from begrudgingly accepting cases that have helped toons in the past, this being the reason why Roger went to him when he was framed for murder. As time goes on, the "sour" part slowly fades.
  • Leitmotif: Eddie's Theme.
  • Meaningful Name: The English and French meaning for "Valiant" is brave. He proves to be quite gutsy and heroic in a tense situation.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Dolores walks in on Eddie getting affectionate with Jessica and assumes infidelity.
  • My Greatest Failure: He never did nab the toon who murdered his dear brother. It's not until he crosses paths with Judge Doom that he finally finds the toon responsible for it and finally settles the score.
  • Never My Fault: Jessica and Baby Herman hold him responsible for Roger being accused as the murderer of Acme.
    Jessica: I hope you're proud of yourself! And those pictures you took.
    Baby Herman: I figured since you were the one who's job my pal in trouble, you might wanna help get him out.
    Eddie: It ain't my fault the rabbit got himself in trouble. (takes a big swig of alcohol) All I did was took a couple of lousy pictures.
  • Nice Hat: A brown fedora. He also has to hold it when he falls off a building in Toontown.
  • No More for Me: Before going into Toontown to pursue Maroon's killer, he decides to throw away his whiskey bottle and shoots at it with Yosemite Sam's gun.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: He was one before he became a cop, and busts out his chops when defeating the Toon Patrol.
  • Official Couple: With Dolores.
  • Oh, Crap!: He's shocked and scared after Judge Doom reveals himself as the unnamed toon who murdered his brother Teddy.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: After getting knocked out by a vase during his song and Roger says "nose" as part of the last verse:
    Smart-Ass: Nose? That don't rhyme with walls.
    Eddie: No, but this does! [gives Smart-Ass a Groin Attack]
  • Pretend Prejudice: His attitude to toons in general. He never misses a chance to voice his contempt for them, but his PI career is full of cases that have helped toons in the past and even holds a fondness for old friends like Betty Boop.
  • Private Detective: He and Teddy were police officers who went into business for themselves as PI's, till the latter was flattened by a piano by a toon, whom we learn later used his ill-gotten gains to become a judge. After his brother's death, Eddie more or less crawled inside a bottle of bourbon and barely gets enough detective work to pay his bills.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: His Private Detective job is not full time, Roger doesn't think so at the very least.
  • Reality Ensues: In the comics, he may have given up his grudge against toons and avenged his partner, but he still isn't entirely over his brother's death, telling Roger flat out that he doesn't ever want another partner.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Hey, look, there literally is a silly rabbit involved. In fact, it's the silly rabbit that eventually gets Eddie to overcome his distaste for idealism.
  • Stupidest Thing I've Ever Heard: What he thinks of the freeway idea, especially Doom's plan which he's willing to murder two people and commit genocide for.
  • The Snark Knight: He's very coldly sarcastic and cynical. This is probably caused by the loss of his brother.
  • That Man Is Dead: Played with; to many, he's still the detective who helped countless toons throughout his life. He doesn't take well to this reputation considering what he's been through, and he makes sure everybody knows it.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He's noticeably shorter than Dolores.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He starts as a grouchy, drunken and lazy detective with not much action to him. Then he interrogates Maroon in a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique style, managing to obtain some useful information, he eliminates the weasels by making 'em die laughing, he kicks Smarty in the dip vat, and finally he kills the much more powerful and skilled Judge Doom by making him melt in his own creation.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Valiant starts out jaded and cynical, often consoling himself with booze after his brother's death at the hands of an evil toon. After his adventures in clearing Roger Rabbit's name, Eddie is much less of a sourpuss.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the power of Character Development! It does help that he kills Doom, the toon responsible for his brother's death, relieving him of a lot of guilt.
  • Tragic Bigot: Became bitter and resentful towards toons after one killed his brother and he never found out who it was. Until he finds out it was Doom, and gets over his bigotry by avenging his brother's death and recognizing that all the other toons are not at all like one who was psychotic enough to want to kill even his fellow toons.
  • When He Smiles: Since he's so depressed over his brother's death, he barely smiles and when he does, it's a sight to behold.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He makes Lena Hyena crush against a wall by placing the street line against it. In his defense she was obsessively trying to force herself on him.
  • You Killed My Father: Judge Doom is the same toon who killed Teddy.

    R.K. Maroon

Played by: Alan Tilvern
Voiced by: Roberto Alexander (Latin-American Spanish), Yuzuru Fujimoto (Japanese)

Well-known cartoon producer in Hollywood and studio head of Maroon Cartoons. Cloverleaf approached him with an offer to buy the Maroon Cartoons studio for a generous sum, on the condition that they would buy it only when Marvin Acme sold them his properties — which included Toontown. Acme refused, so Maroon made Jessica pose for the patty-cake photos with Acme and arranged for Eddie Valiant to snap the pictures, in order to have something he could use to blackmail Acme into selling.

At some unspecified point after Acme was murdered, he connected the dots and realized that Cloverleaf was going to destroy Toontown to build the freeway after claiming it as theirs, as Acme's Last Will and Testament had gone missing and thus could not be executed. He was understandably horrified — being a cartoonist and a man who loved toons, and all — and wanted to find Acme's will to prove someone had a legitimate standing claim to Toontown in the event of Acme's death so that Cloverleaf couldn't get their hands on it.

    Marvin Acme

Portrayed by: Stubby Kaye
Voiced by: Víctor Mares Sr. (Latin-American Spanish), Kenichi Ogata (Japanese)

"If it's Acme, it's a gasser."

Also known as "The Gag King", Acme is the eccentric, prank-playing CEO of his eponymous corporation and owner of Toontown.

  • Benevolent Boss: He's universally beloved by the toons he works with.
  • Canon Foreigner: He doesn't appear in the book.
  • Character Death: Has a safe dropped on him by Judge Doom.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Considered this to humans.
  • Dirty Old Man: Well, he IS an old man openly lusting and having an affair, so to speak, with the seemingly much younger(-looking) Jessica.
  • The Gadfly: Eddie considers him this, since when they meet the first thing he does is squirt (disappearing) ink on him, and then zaps him with a hand-buzzer.
  • G-Rated Sex: He plays "pattycake" with Jessica... literally.
  • Jerkass Ball: Acme generally seems like a good man, but he's still a homewrecking Millionaire Playboy frequently "gettin' it on" with Roger's wife. In spite of this, Acme loves all toons and promised to leave Toontown to them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He isn't quite the person you'd want to like given his fetish toward female toons, but he does love toons and, as stated above, wants to leave Toontown to them when he's gone.
  • Manchild: A middle-aged man who makes his career inventing and selling toon-related gag items like hand-buzzers, who loves to play practical jokes on people? Check.
  • Meal Ticket: To Jessica. Gossip tabloids and R.K. Maroon even call him a "sugar daddy". Turns out R.K. Maroon blackmailed Jessica into feigning interest in Marvin, as she wanted nothing to do with it.
  • Memetic Mutation: In-Universe example. The name Acme has appeared in various cartoons (notably Looney Tunes), TV shows, comics and films throughout history. Ever wonder where it came from?
  • Nice Guy: He is a bald, middle-aged gentleman with an eccentrically jovial, lighthearted personality who loves and cares deeply for the welfare of all toons.
  • Off with His Head!: Has a safe dropped on his head by Doom; thankfully though, you don't see much of the aftermath.
  • The Prankster: An infamously reputed one. He likes to play relatively harmless practical jokes.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed off by Judge Doom within the first half-hour.
  • The Wonka: He's kooky, nutty, eccentric, and unpredictable by human standards, but those same qualities make him a master inventor of toon-related gag inventions, respected by humans in the toon industry (like R.K. Maroon), and universally beloved by the toon community.


Portrayed by: Joanna Cassidy
Voiced by: Amparo Brown (Latin-American Spanish), Mari Yokoo (Japanese)

"So tell me, Eddie, is that a rabbit in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

A waitress/bartender and Eddie's girlfriend.

  • Beta Couple: With Eddie against Roger and Jessica Rabbit, oddly enough, considering Eddie is the main character of the movie.
  • Canon Foreigner: She's a character created exclusively for the film.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a dry sense of humor to rival Eddie's.
    Dolores: So is [Roger] always this funny, or just on days when he's wanted for murder?
  • Girl Next Door: To Eddie.
  • Nice Hat: She has a snappy blue one with a red parrot feather.
  • Official Couple: She eventually gets (back) together with Eddie at the end of the film.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: She snarks at Eddie a lot, but will not hesitate to risk her job or her freedom to help him in an instant.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Dolores is romantically interested in Eddie, who she deems a "good man".
    Eddie: You oughta go find yourself a good man.
    Dolores: But I already have a good man.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Like Eddie, she's a little rough around the edges because she too is coping with Teddy's death, though she has the added burden of trying to make ends meet for herself while watching her best friend slowly drown himself in a bottle.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's noticeably taller than Eddie.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: When Eddie tells her she should find a good man, she quietly tells him she already has a good man.

    Lt. Santino

Portrayed by: Richard LeParmentier
Voiced by: Fernando Escandón (Latin-American Spanish), Masashi Hirose (Japanese)

"Just like a toon to drop a safe on a guy's head."

A no-nonsense LAPD Police Lieutenant and Eddie's friend.

  • By-the-Book Cop: He always follows the rules.
  • Canon Foreigner: Santino is a character created for the film, and does not appear in the original novel.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Though more no-nonsense than Eddie, he does have some sharp lines.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As a cop he's forced to be respectfully deferential to Judge Doom, but hates how he's forced to take orders from a man who bribed his way to power and is a bona fide sadist. He may not be amused by Toontown's craziness, but he couldn't bear to look when Doom executed that poor little shoe.
  • Friend on the Force: The only cop Eddie likes and the only one that treats him with any respect.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Comes hand-and-hand with being a By-the-Book Cop. Though he carries a stiff demeanor, he looks out for Eddie as he's concerned of his alcoholism and disapproves of his improper conduct toward any superiors, even one he himself doesn't like.


Portrayed by: Richard Ridings

"Hey, so who's your client, Mr. Detective-to-the-Stars? Chilly Willy or Screwy Squirrel?"

A regular patron of the Terminal Bar.

  • Everyone Has Standards: Even if he's dirt poor as Eddie implies, he still wouldn't turn in an innocent no matter the amount you put on the bounty. Just when it seems he's going to rat out Roger to Judge Doom, he's actually just playing a prank saying the rabbit he knows of is an invisible rabbit named Harvey "sitting right next to him". The other barflies erupt in laughter.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He makes jokes to Eddie about him working for toons not realizing that his brother has been killed by one of 'em. When he learns about it he's visibly stunned.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be obnoxious at times, but he ultimately proves to not be a bad guy as stated above.

The Mastermind

    Judge Doom
Click here to see his Toon eyes 

Portrayed by: Christopher Lloyd
Voiced by: Hector Pedrini (Latin-American Spanish), Tamio Oki (Japanese)

"Remember me, Eddie? When I killed your brother, I talked, JUST. LIKE. THIIIIIIIIISSSSSS!"

The humorless Justice of Toontown. He became known for "dipping" errant toons in a concoction which dissolves them. He spearheads the manhunt for Roger, having made it his mission to make Toons respect the law. Doom is also the silent partner of Cloverleaf Industries, the construction company which dismantled public transit in Los Angeles, and is preparing to demolish Toontown to make way for a state-of-art freeway.

In truth, he's a toon himself. Originally a toon actor called Baron Von Rotten, he played cartoon heavies until an on-set accident left him Lost in Character. Doom's first act of villainy was to murder Teddy Valiant during a bank heist, sending Eddie spiraling downward into depression. He eventually used his ill-gotten gains to bribe city officials and become a jurist.

  • Ambiguously Human: Even though he's technically a toon himself, we never see what's behind the rubber mask aside from his deranged red iris eyes and golden hands capable of turning into various weapons. The graphic novel does reveal a glimpse of his true toon form, which looks like a cartoonishly exaggerated version of his disguised self with his true red eyes.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Whether or not Judge Doom and Pistol Packin' Possum, a notable toon on Maroon's wall amongst the Roger Rabbit posters on Maroon's wall, were one and the same- with the former actually being the latter in disguise with several possible hints to support this.note 
    • On closer inspection, Pistol Packin' Possum has red iris eyes like Doom's true eyes. He also uses a very similar model of gun to Doom as observed when the poster of Pistol Packin' Possum manages to perfectly overlap with Doom's before the latter kills Maroon.
    • His relationship with the Toon Patrol, specifically on the subject of his true identity: Did he approach them under the disguise of a human to get them to do his dirty work to avoid the potential fate of Toontown as well as indulge in their own sadism? Or did the Weasels know Doom was really a toon all along and helped to keep up his disguise? The Marvel comic and its sequel imply the latter while the film hints towards the former.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His ambition is to wipe Toontown, a town of his own race, off the face of the Earth for the money that would come from being the sole stock holder of the Cloverleaf freeway production with the funds of motels and restaurants going directly to him.
  • Animal Motif: In the DVD commentary Zemeckis said he was supposed to resemble a vulture. He kinda looks like one.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Eddie after he reveals himself to be the same toon who killed his brother.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a judge who's not afraid to go toe-to-toe with anyone who goes against him.
  • Ax-Crazy: While disguised as a human, a (for the most part) calm, cool, and collected version. But after his One-Winged Angel reveal, he promptly goes bat-shit insane, with eyes to match.
  • Badass Boast: He tells Eddie about how he killed Teddy once he goes One-Winged Angel. It's both frightening and amazing as the same time.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wearing all black (fedora and trench coat), and don't forget the cane which has a sword hidden inside it.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears one as part of his Nazi-inspired uniform.
  • Bad Boss: He generally slaps the Weasels around.
  • Bald of Evil: Definitely has the look of one - but he has a small tuft of wild blonde hair hidden under his hat.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film. Not that the name is a huge tip-off or anything, but his murder of Eddie's brother and Acme's death have made both Eddie and Roger's lives change significantly. And that's not counting his plan to destroy Toontown.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: The Judge is a wealthy man, but his pockets aren't the only things lined with gold. There are hints that the real Doom is gold or metallic in nature, as he sprouts an anvil, a buzzsaw, and spring shoes — each of them yellow. Also, knives with gold handles shoot out of his eyes when he begins to chase Eddie. (A pun on "shooting daggers.")
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Judge Doom could've killed Roger halfway through the film if he just put him in the dip instead of letting Eddie give him a last drink. He falls into the same trap again, tying up Roger and Jessica to let the dip spray them slowly instead of just killing them immediately. The reveal that he's a toon probably justifies this, as he's falling into the same trappings of other toons, only doing things because they're funny. To him at least.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Judge Doom seems to cater to this. Once you find out his true identity, all the stuff he's been spouting about toons earlier in the film becomes even more disturbing.
  • Bright Is Not Good: In his true toon nature, he has bright golden shapeshifting limbs and glaring red iris eyes.
    • Additionally, before the reveal, his glasses glow completely white during his Evil Gloating to Eddie and when he pushed the magnetic electricity back at Eddie.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Scarily subverted. He remembers well having killed Eddie's brother and given his Evil Gloating to Eddie he must have enjoyed doing it.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was not present in the original book.
  • The Chessmaster: He's the mastermind behind every single scheme, from Teddy, Acme and Maroon's murders and Roger being framed for the former's murder to plotting to destroy Toontown.
  • Classy Cane: Judge Doom has one of these which doubles as a Sword Cane.
  • Cold Ham: Though Christopher Lloyd is in prime Large Ham mode, Doom still acts fairly restrained and reserved.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His entirely gloomy black wardrobe is not the best way to hide his evil nature.
  • Composite Character: Doom himself is based on three characters from the original book: the DeGreasy Brothers (toon disguised as human), toon cop Captain Cleaver (a law enforcer who tries to apprehend one of the Rabbits — in the book's case, Jessica), and the Genie (an Ax-Crazy toon who killed three major characters, who is melted away by being exposed to a liquid).
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: He wears a black trench coat under his uniform.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: His voice turns squeaky when he is revealed to be a psychopathic toon in disguise. Due to his nightmare-inducing transformation and extra-hammy behavior, it's absolutely terrifying. Justified because he had just inhaled helium in order to reinflate his flattened body.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He dies burnt and melted away by his own creation. Horrible, yes, but quite fitting considering he wanted to do the same thing to his whole own race.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears all black and is not a nice guy.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Though he's clean-shaven, he's got the build and the fashion down pat. The comics imply that this is a holdover from his acting days, as two of his roles shown in his biography fit the archetype perfectly.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He wants to melt Toontown down to make room for an eight-lane freeway to profit off it, made more disturbing since he's also a toon.
  • Death by Irony: Using the dip for his plan later proves to be his own undoing when Eddie opens the valve to empty out his machine's dip.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: We can say he's definitely a villain by the first time we meet him. He's dressed in a pitch black dress, his skin is sinisterly pale and even his voice sounds evil. The only surprise is probably that he's a toon and precisely the one who killed Teddy Valiant.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's always shown in a disturbingly satisfied and happy mood whenever he hurts and/or kill someone. As a toon this is of course Up to Eleven.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: His name.
  • The Dreaded: He's genuinely despised and feared by toons and humans alike.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: He's usually restrained and composed, but once is true toon identity is blown and thus he has no reason for subtly no more, he shows hammy enjoyment in taunting Eddie about his brother's death and taking obviously fiendish pleasure in brutally beating him and trying to kill him. There's also his speech about the freeway to Eddie and Jessica. He sounds very bombastic and excited when he does it.
  • Dramatic Wind: His coat is near-permanently billowing, even indoors.
  • Enhanced Punch: He gives Eddie a devastating punch by turning his fist into an anvil.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He makes it clear from the get-go the sort of person he is by casually dipping a toon shoe just for nudging his foot. This also foreshadows his Evil Plan.
  • Establishing Character Music: He's introduced with an ominous bell tone and menacing bassoons, cellos and basses.
  • Eternally Pearly-White Teeth: He has a set of white teeth, hinting at his true identity.
  • Evil Counterpart:
  • Evil Genius: He has apparently been meticulously planning the destruction of Toontown for years. From the robbing of Toontown Bank (and his casual murder of Teddy Valiant), which he used to buy his election as a judge, the frame of Roger Rabbit for Acme's murder, and the acquisition of the Pacific Electric Railway in order to dismantle it, it's clear that he's extremely cunning, albeit of the malicious psychopathic kind.
  • Evil Gloating: As seen in the quote above, he gloats on how he killed Eddie's brother while speaking in a high-pitched voice. Unlike most examples, it is utterly horrifying; other times, it comes off as grand and overconfident.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's the tallest character in the movie alongside Jessica Rabbit and a truly wicked man.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He has a boisterous personality and is villainous to boot.
  • Evil Is Petty: In addition to being a multiple murderer, Doom is also just an asshole who bullies people for no reason. He forces a dwarf onto his knees while describing Roger's heights, uses the sleeve of an army vet who's lost an arm to wipe clean a chalkboard, and deliberately made screeching sounds on the chalkboard to annoy everyone he's interrogating in the bar. His Establishing Character Moment even shows him casually dipping a Toon shoe just for nuzzling his boot.
  • Evil Plan: He has a plan to melt Toontown with his Dip cannon and put a freeway in. Presumably his "excuse" for doing this is to accept kickbacks from the presumably wealthy developers of the gas stations, motels, cheap restaurants, and billboards that would build up alongside the freeway, but his real motivation seems to simply be For the Evulz.
  • Evil Redhead: In the comics he has a tuft of red hair.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He both plays it straight and disturbingly inverts it by the end of the film. For the majority, He has a deep and foreboding voice courtesy of Christopher Lloyd until he reveals his true nature – at which point, his voice drastically rises in pitch.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Courtesy of Christopher Lloyd until he reveals himself as a toon.
  • Evil Wears Black: He's dressed in gloomy black clothes. An appropriate outfit for the deranged and unscrupulous criminal he is.
  • Expy: Christopher Lloyd himself admitted that with the black outfit and bald head he felt like his character was similar to the black dressed spy from Spy vs. Spy.
  • Eye Pop: Once revealed as a toon, his eyes briefly bulge in and out while his pupils shrink and expand in a disturbing way. Does a traditional one in his Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After suffering an on-set accident, Doom turned to villainy for real.
  • Face-Revealing Turn: To reveal his red toon eyes and tuft of hair.
  • Fantastic Racism: He is a racist towards all toons, even his henchmen to the point he wants to erase them all in order to profit from their demise and be rid of them out of a sense of sadism and bigotry. All the more disturbing as he's actually a toon himself.
  • Faux Affably Evil: At first he appears as a charismatic and sophisticated man. Of course this trait vanishes almost immediately as he reveals the insane and cruel monster he is inside.
    • Additionally, he's the only person in the film to refer to Eddie as Mr Valiant, normally a polite honorific, but it's ultimately a hollow gesture as he caused the trauma the detective suffered by killing his brother, abandoning the pretense all together to call him Eddie mockingly once he's exposed as a toon
  • Fight Like a Normal: Judge Doom initially fights via a sword, gun, a steamroller, etc to keep up the facade he's a human being, not of personal pride/arrogance as a fighter, but of a combination of self-loathing and wanting his secret hidden from those who might expose him. Once it's revealed he's a Toon, he abandons all pretenses and utilizes all of his cartoonish powers to trounce Eddie.
  • Final Boss: He's the last antagonist Eddie has to fight in the film.
  • For the Evulz: Implied to be the actual reason for dipping the poor toon shoe for no real reason other than being a demonstration. It's also heavily implied that it's the true reason as to why he wants Toontown erased beneath the pretenses of greed and bigotry.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: For the most part, it seems behind his shiny glasses, he is a horrible racist human being. At least, initially before his his real red iris eyes are exposed.
  • Game Face: His infamous maniacal toon face pictured above.
  • Genocide from the Inside: He's a toon who wants to wipe Toontown off the map, killing all of its inhabitants.
  • Giggling Villain: After he gets flattened by the steamroller he gets up wobbling around and giggling in a quite eerie way.
  • Greed: He wants to destroy Toontown so he can built a freeway in its place and enrich himself from all the profits that would come from the funding of billboards, restaurants, gas stations and motels.
  • Hanging Judge: A downright frightening one who executes toon for any reason he sees fit.
  • Hate Sink: Judge Doom is not a nice man. He dips a totally innocent toon shoe just for petty and cruel reasons, he plans to exterminate his own species just to enrich himself by their demise and the fact he's also the same toon who crushed Eddie's brother to death with a piano makes him easy to despise him as the pure evil abomination he is.
  • The Heavy: His plan to destroy Toontown as well as the murders he commits are the center of the plot.
  • Helium Speech: After re-inflating himself with a helium tank, his voice goes up in pitch to a high shrill. It's heavily implied that his deeper voice is a result of reducing the pitch of his voice to sound more natural and raise less suspicion.
  • Hell Is That Noise: His high shrill of a voice as a toon is very scary.
  • Hellish Pupils: His devilish red eyes. Very glaring and uncanny who scream "pure evil madness".
  • Hero Killer:
    • He's the toon who murdered Teddy Valiant by dropping a piano on him, after all — and he clearly attempts to do in Teddy's brother at the climax of the film, too, with a disturbing amount of glee once his disguise falls apart.
    • Marvin Acme, the toon shoe and Maroon died horribly because of him.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: We never see what he really looks like under his rubber mask.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He turns out to be the toon who killed Valiant's brother in the backstory.
  • Hitler Cam: Most notably during his New Era Speech about the freeway.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Created "Dip", a concoction of turpentine that could actually kill toons at the slightest touch. At the climax he gets sprayed with it and melted into nothing.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Revealed to be one once his toon identity is exposed. He has perpetually changing red eyes, golden hands that turn into weapons, and a high pitched shrilly voice. And everything else is a mystery, as it is all covered by his coat and a pale rubber mask.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Initially played straight. In a society where toons and humans live together Doom is a xenophobic, corrupt and wicked human oppressor of toons and a pure evil mass murderer. Subverted when we find out he's actually a toon himself although apparently with a very deranged human-like mentality.
  • Hypocrite: For a toon who claims they are crazy, he is a legitimately crazy toon. In addition, he's acts for the majority of the film, as Knight Templar who despises all humor, but is really a Serial Killer using the law to kill his fellow toons for the fun of it, a former bank robber motivated by Greed and sadism. And having a sadistic sense of humor with a penchant of Black Comedy type murders.
  • In a Single Bound: In the climax, he transforms the undersides of his feet into springs in order to catch up with a fleeing Eddie.
  • I'm Melting!: Said word-for-word when he gets hit by his own Dip.
  • Inhuman Eye Concealers: On top of wearing dark glasses, Judge Doom wears glass eyes to conceal the fact that he's a toon and has the shapeshifting eyes to prove it. If that wasn't creepy enough, those glass eyes are the only part of his disguise to come off during the final battle, leaving the rest of his appearance up to the viewer's imagination.
  • Jerkass: Like being a genocidal, mass murdering maniac wasn't bad enough, and that's just putting it nicely.
  • Karmic Death: He's killed by the same Dip he created and planned to use to kill off his entire race.
  • Kick the Dog: He melts the toon shoe simply to show the Dip's effects (and probably for pure sadism as well). His taunt to Eddie about his brother's death was also quite nasty.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The movie always get a darker tone when he's around, especially once he's revealed to be the same toon who killed Eddie's brother.
  • Knight Templar: Says he's this, but he's really a self-centered psycho who's motivated by greed and especially sadism.
  • Lack of Empathy: In his establishing scene, he boils alive a toon shoe just for cuddling by his feet! He mistreats his weasel subordinates when they laugh- though this has some roots due to laughter being a weakness of theirs; plans to erase Toontown-filled with members of his own race-while being more concerned about the benefits of freeway and lastly, his Evil Gloating to Eddie about killing his brother with no remorse.
  • Large Ham: Used for Foreshadowing. While humans are largely downplayed and realistic in their performances, especially in regards to the toons, Judge Doom's very over-the-top in his role as a villain. The bizarre movements, all-black clothing, shiny-white teeth, and a cape that's always flapping in the breeze (even indoors) are all indicators that he's a cartoon.
  • Latex Perfection: His pale skin is actually a rubber mask to hide his real toon face.
  • Lean and Mean: Quite skinny and very evil.
  • Leitmotif: A dramatic little piece composed by Alan Silvestri, complete with a For Doom the Bell Tolls for his disguised self for most of the film.
  • Light Is Not Good: In his true form, he has bright red eyes and golden shapeshifting limbs that become lethal weapons usually hidden under his Dark Is Evil attire.
  • Looks Like Orlok: He's very pale and cadaverous looking. His entirely black attire completes his ghoulish appearance.
  • Lost in Character: The comics reveal that the accident that lead to Baron Von Rotten becoming Judge Doom caused him to stay in character long after his films were completed.
  • Mad Scientist: He invented the Dip, and you don't want to know how he came to know it works on toons.
  • Man of a Thousand Faces: As Baron Von Rotten, he got a reputation as the "Toon Of A Thousand Faces" for taking on a wide variety of roles ranging from minotaurs and snowmen to witches and Japanese hunchbacks.
  • Mask of Sanity: Despite looking at first a reserved, stern and relatively sane man, albeit a little eccentric, he's actually a greedy, cruel, sadistic and psychopathic fiend with homicidal tendencies. He also literally wears a rubber human mask to conceal his true toon identity and when exposed, his previous stagnant eyes are replaced by constantly transforming eyes that alter within seconds, visually demonstrating the madness repressed by the mask until that moment.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Anyone who poses a threat to his schemes is viciously killed.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Being called Judge Doom discourages anyone from screwing with him.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: His costume design and goals are very Nazi-esque. It's even said that Doom's look and character was said to have been inspired by Real Life Nazi judge, Roland Freisler. In the original script the Dip was even called "The Final Solution." The comics imply that this is because of a concussion he suffered while filming a propaganda cartoon called "Mother Goose Step".
  • Nice Hat: A black fedora, which covers his tuft of blonde hair.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Inadvertently gives Eddie the idea to dispose of the weasels.
    Doom: One of these days, you idiots are going to laugh yourselves to death!
  • Nightmare Face: He shows a very blood-chilling one to Eddie after re-inflating himself with his red iris exaggerated large eyes that are hyper-realistic to contrast his live-action human like mask, giving a surreal sense of horror, with something even worse being implied to be underneath it.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: A sadist, corrupt, greedy, heartless and psychopathic ghastly-looking judge who loves to execute toons for no particularly reasons. And he's actually a monstrous red-eyed toon mastermind with genocide tendencies. Can't be that scary, isn't it ?.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: He bears a resemblance to Roland Freisler, a notoriously corrupt Nazi lawyer and judge during World War II.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His "fight" with Eddie after his reveal as a toon. As Eddie runs away, Doom jumps from a distance to grab him, tosses him to the floor while turning on the previously deactivated Dip Machine that would kill Roger and Jessica, and finally punches him across the room with an anvil that he had turned his hand into. He had planned to saw Eddie in half, but then decided to approach him slowly which gave Eddie the chance to use the Dip against him.
  • No Indoor Voice: As described by Eddie Valiant, the voice of Toon Doom is high and squeaky. It can even go into a loud and shrill scream!
  • Nonstandard Character Design: In order to preserve the Uncanny Valley effect he had in the movie, Doom isn't drawn like either a standard Toon or a human in the comics. Though his bodily proportions are realistic, his skin is hot pink and he's shaded much more simplistically than any other human character (though still more so than a Toon), making him look like a character straight out of The Golden Age of Comic Books or a Hanna-Barbera action-adventure cartoon while all other toons take after The Golden Age of Animation.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Noticeably he's the only male character in the whole movie who is not visibly attracted to Jessica's sex appeal. In fact he plans to kill her along with the rest of the toons.
  • Not Even Human: He's a toon, which make his planned genocide and his earlier executions of other toons all the more disturbing due to them being of the same race.
  • Not So Stoic: He's shown losing his cool when Roger arrives to the rescue, especially when Roger confronts and tells off Doom.
    Doom: (shaking in anger) Put the gun down you buck-toothed fool!
    Roger: That's it, Doom! (pulls his gun at a still-fuming Doom) Give me another excuse and I'll pump you full of lead!
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: The first time we meet him he says that his way of keeping toons under iron fist by condemning them to the Dip is his way to force them to obey the law and prevent crimes. But given that he melts an absolutely innocent sentient shoe for no valid reason than a demonstration and the fact that he shows fiendish glee in the act it's obvious that he's a vicious oppressor who frequently melts toons for bigotry and amusement. There's also his plan to build a freeway after dipping whole Toontown. Seems he genuine thinks it's the better idea for the century. But then again since all the profits will go straight to him as he's the Cloverleaf's only stockholder he just wants to get rich.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: All that is shown through Doom's Latex Perfection is his crazed eyes and shapeshifting left hand, which adds more to the fear that this character exudes.
  • Obviously Evil: From a visual standpoint alone, Doom wears almost completely black clothing, holds a cane with a skull on it a pair glasses that sometimes completely obscure his eyes with eerie ghost white skin. This is before it's revealed in his toon form, that his actual eyes have bright red irises.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy Toontown along with his residents so he can build a freeway and getting wealthy from the profits.
  • One-Winged Angel: Of the 'behold my true form' version. Once he's flattened by the steamroller, he reveals himself as a toon, complete with horrifying red iris eyes before he re-inflates himself and makes use of his toon body to beat the tar out of Eddie.
  • Oh, Crap!: His eyes bug out he's about to be hit by his own Dip.
  • Piano Drop: He killed Teddy by having a piano dropped on his head.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: While acting like a diabolical and evilly intelligent older man, in reality he's still childish and loony like great part of the toons, but it's Played for Horror in his case. He also shows immature sadism in beating Eddie before attempting to kill him.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When Doom reinflates himself with helium and exposes his red eyes, he taunts Eddie with The Reveal.
    Doom: Remember me, Eddie?! When I killed your brother, I talked! JUST! LIKE! THIS!
  • Psychotic Smirk: He has this when he melts the poor toon shoe in the Dip. The thing is doing it intentionally to show how cruel and sadistic he and his Weasels are.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Red eyes (and hair in the comics) and an all-black outfit.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His real eyes. Not only are they red, but they briefly turn into daggers, then bulge out and swirl. According to The Resurrection of Doom, he gained his red eyes after the accident that permanently scarred his mind.
  • Red Right Hand: His red eyes were the defining characteristic that made him different among the other monochromatic toons of his time, which signaled his descent into true evil. Additionally, his golden limbs, which were identifiers for the crime of killing Acme as well as being able to change into anything.
  • The Quiet One: After he reveals his true identity to Eddie he doesn't say anything else until his demise.
  • The Reveal: Not only is he the real villain behind all the murders, he's the toon who killed Eddie's brother!
  • Sadist: His enjoyment in doing evil to people is quite like a child having fun while playing with his toys. He first orders Smart Ass to forced Eddie to watch Roger and Jessica being dipped and then to shoot him when he could have just had him killed right then and there. Again, during the final confrontation, after taunting Eddie about his brother's death, taking obviously joy in the latter's terror, he starts the Dipmobile on in order to dip Roger and Jessica with a deranged smile simply to hurt Eddie, he saws a chain to show Eddie how powerful he is and what is going to happen to him. Also, his plan to destroy Toontown appears to be more For the Evulz than for greed. This is ironically proved to be his downfall. Doom had several opportunities to kill Eddie, but his desire to prolong the suffering and make it as painful as possible instead of killing him quickly.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: A very rare live action version, occurs multiple times in the last third of the movie.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: It's made a point that Doom bought the judicial election. It's implied he used the money he stole from the bank.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: It's never specified what makes a toon deserving of the Dip; as seen with the innocent shoe foreshadowing, he merely kills for the thrills.
  • Shout-Out: Recognizing that he's dying, he decides to go out Wicked Witch style, dying words and all.
  • Slasher Smile: At first he only tends to normally smile evilly, then after revealing his true identity and his real psychopathic nature, he finally sports a horrendous one, probably thinking of the fun he'll have beating and then killing Eddie.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: An interesting case. Doom is a constant presence, but Toon Doom is onscreen for less than three minutes. And is completely unforgettable.
  • The Sociopath: The only time he isn't creepily devoid of emotion is after he's hurt something. He plans to exterminate his own species simply for profit finding no shame in this. He loves killing both toons and humans in the most vicious way possible and once he revealed himself to Eddie he taunts him about his brother's death in a creepy childish manner.
  • Squashed Flat: He gets flattened by his own steamroller before he reveals himself as a toon.
  • The Stoic: Aside from an occasional Psychotic Smirk and Slasher Smile, Doom himself carries himself with a no-nonsense, cold and emotionless demeanor. All of which, make Doom's turn to becoming gleefully Ax-Crazy all the more horrific.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Whenever the Toon Patrol get into a laughing fit.
  • Sword Cane: He uses a sword hidden in a cane as a weapon.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He calls Jessica "my dear" before revealing his genocidal plan.
  • The Spook: After being revealed to be a toon, no one is sure what he really looked like.
  • Toon: A rather dark and disturbing take on this idea. As Judge Doom, he's portrayed for most of the film as an extremely anti-toon human judge with over the top villainy and ambitions. While one could call him eccentric, something seems to be very "wrong" as he has pearly white teeth, stiff movements, completely dark glasses and a black outfit that covers the entirety of his body that he seems to desperate to hide. Underneath all that, he has the usual cartoonish childishness, but channeled into psychopathy and sadism. He also has mastered the use of Toon Physics to make his body itself into a very versatile lethal weapon.
  • Uncanny Valley: Invoked. Christopher Lloyd was given very pale make-up, was never shown to blink on camera, and has very stiff movements, with the Intended Audience Reaction to be that he comes off as unnerving and gives the impression something is wrong with him. Because of course he's a Toon trying to pass himself off as a human.
  • The Unfettered: His cruelty knows no limits to put it lightly. Not even the attempting genocide of his own species or the brutal killings of anyone who's an obstacle.
  • The Unreveal: While we learn that Doom is a toon (and the one who killed Teddy), we never find out what kind of toon he was, since he gets Dipped while still in full mask and costume. The other Toontown residents even speculate on what kind of toon he was (or rather, what he wasn't) afterwards, and it's treated as a mystery that will never be solved.
    Mickey Mouse: Gosh! I wonder what he really was.
    Bugs Bunny: I tell ya one t'ing, Doc. He weren't no rabbit.
    Daffy Duck: Or a duck.
    Goofy: Or a dog.
    Pinocchio: Or a little wooden boy.
    The Big Bad Wolf: Or a sheep.
    Woody Woodpecker: Or a woodpecker.
    Sylvester: Or a pussy.
    Woody Woodpecker: Ha ha ha HA HA!
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was once an innocent actor toon who enjoyed playing the role of many villains and was praised for his work as the "Toon of a Thousand Faces" until the on-set accident which put him in a coma and permanently scarred his mind.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: For a villain of an 80s family movie filled with a lot of real humans and animated toons, he's quite threatening, disturbing and intimidating, even as a Toon himself due to his heinous plan a large-scale genocide of his own race for sadism and getting money on top of being a a truly nightmarish take of what a Toon can be and being a Serial Killer with at least three known human victims and countless Toon victims.
  • Villainous Breakdown: At the climax of the film, he reveals his toon nature and goes from composed to Ax-Crazy to screaming for his life when he's melting.
  • Visionary Villain: He wanted to erase Toontown to create a freeway and goes to make an epic speech about it.
    Eddie: That's why you killed Acme and Maroon? For this freeway? I don't get it.
    Doom: Of course not. You lack vision.
  • Visual Pun: During The Reveal where he tells Eddie that he killed his brother, his eyes pop out of his head and make knife shapes. He's staring daggers at him.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He just inhaled helium to get back into shape after being Squashed Flat, but if anything it makes his shrill screeching as he approaches Eddie all the more freaky during The Reveal, still in full Judge Doom attire.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: A horrific variant. Since he's a toon who stays in full mask and costume throughout the movie, what little we see of his toon body — his red eyes and right hand — can change into deadly weapons. His eyes morph into the shape of daggers at one point, and he changes his ungloved right hand into various weapons that he uses to try to murder Eddie with.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard not to talk about the character without mentioning a huge plot twist towards the end of the film, much less of his Wham Line about who he is and what he did.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He's a horrible, murderous and genocidal madman with a small tuff of white hair.
  • Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: Taunts Eddie about the fact that he's the one who killed his brother.
  • You Are What You Hate: Wants to kill toons because he thinks they're insane, but he's crazier than all of them.

Comic-Only Characters

     Rick Flint 

A human Private Detective and former cop whom Eddie refers Roger to. Takes Eddie's place in the Roger Rabbit comics.

    Flasher, Slimy and Ragtag 

A trio of Toon Weasels who are the Toon Patrol's brothers and Judge Doom's new henchmen. They only appear in the graphic novel sequel.

  • The Dragon: Flasher takes over as Doom's new right-hand man after the death of Smart Ass.
  • Revenge by Proxy: The trio want to resurrect Doom just so they can get revenge on Eddie Valiant and Roger Rabbit for causing the deaths of the Toon Patrol and the first demise of their boss. Especially for ruining their plans in conquering and then destroying Toontown to build a freeway and get rich.


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