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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.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Downplayed, as, overall, toon morality is more or less along the same lines as human morality, but there are a few places here certain traits are viewed differently, humor, most of all. Roger, for instance, is a cartoon rabbit who is by no means attractive by conventional human standards, but he and Jessica are happily married, and it is implied that his sense of humor makes him attractive to other women of Toontown.
  • 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.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Toons are nigh-indestructible and have the powers of demigods. You'd imagine they would have either conquered or even wiped out humanity with that kind of potential, but they're actually restrained by a rather ludicrous weakness; the Rule of Funny. A toon's behavior is dictated entirely by whatever entertains people, making them so exploitable that they're stuck in working-class vocations.
  • 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 metropolis 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 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, as seen when Eddie Valiant turned into a pancake without suffering any lasting injuries.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: For all their zaniness and dangerous stunts, they don't ever want to kill humans. Eddie's brother being killed by one was unthinkable, horrifying people and toons alike who heard of the incident.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Toons can die if they laugh too much. Given the purpose of the majority of toons is to elicit laughter from non-toons, it's quite a jarring concept.
  • Weirdness Magnet: It overlaps with the Rule of Empathy and Rule of Funny as they are helplessly drawn to (no pun intended) and entertain any humans who are crying and/or suffering with crippling depression.

Cartoon characters who appear or are referenced in the film:

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

"Puh-luh-luh-leeeease!"

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.
  • Badass Adorable: Roger was presumably either the first or one has some of the very few who treated her his moments, like when he gives Judge Doom a short statement on his blatant hypocrisy and lack of responsibility for his career.
  • 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 which is, in itself, endearingly heartwarming.
  • 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:
    • "Puh-luh-luh-leeeease!"
    • "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.
  • Cry Cute: During his sad scene, Roger manages to pull off this by saying his catchprase:
    Roger: [sobs] P-p-p-pleaaaase!
  • 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.
    • Also from Trail Mix-up
      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 disgruntled 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 but heroic 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. Even after havng his heart broken, Roger gets over it quickly enough to write a love letter.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: He stammers his p's. Unlike Porky Pig, Roger's stammer has a roll of the tongue to it.
  • 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.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives Judge Doom a short, but notable one about his blatant corruption of his position and his soon abandonment of said position to get more wealth. Considering how Judge Doom was rightfully feared by almost everyone -- including Roger himself, it shows that even Roger has limits of what he can tolerate from someone.
    Roger: That's it, Doom! Give me another excuse to pump you full of lead! So you thought you could get away with it, didn't you? Ha! We Toons may act idiotic, but we're not stupid. We demand justice. Why, the real meaning of the word probably hits you like a ton of bricks!
  • 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, so what else did you expect from Charles Fleischer?
  • 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.
  • Skewed Priorities: He refuses a drink from Eddie on the grounds that he's trying to cut down on his alcohol consumption, even though Roger is seconds away from being executed by Doom.
  • 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 
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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: Her bust almost seems to hover three feet in front of her sternum in some shots.
  • 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.
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: Of the "seductive" variety. The only time she opens them entirely is for a Wild Take at the Dip.
  • 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 cartoon sex appeal, but the song she sings encourages her man to go out and make something of himself. Jessica is the sexiest toon around, but she's also a good woman whose first concern is her husband.
  • 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. But in the end, it's Subverted; her intentions are pure, as she only wants to protect her husband. She really isn't bad! Just drawn that way.
  • Gag Boobs: Made especially amusing by the line:
    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 (the literal game), 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.
  • Non-Indicative Name: When he first hears her name, Eddie (quite logically) assumes that Jessica's a rabbit like her husband is—but then he discovers that not only is "Rabbit" technically Jessica's married name, she's not even a rabbit. 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.
    Jessica: 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 trunk so 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.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Though she's a toon, she's generally fairly calm and composed... but when she sees just what Doom has planned, she screams in horror.
  • 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: She 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's not a cartoon rabbit like her husband Roger Rabbit, she just took on his last name.
  • 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 —
    • By human standards, Jessica's drop-dead gorgeous and is about the sexiest thing walking while Roger's just a goofy-looking toon rabbit.
    • By toon standards (who judge attractiveness by how funny a toon is), most seem to feel that Jessica (who, while still sexy, simply isn't all that funny) lucked out marrying a big-name star like Roger, who's practically a supermodel with someone like 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.

    Baby Herman 
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He acts much older off-screen.

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

"My 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: Having the literal body of a baby 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 character, 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 
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Official Transport of Toontown

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

"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.
    Benny: I can't believe they locked me up for driving on a sidewalk. It was just a couple of miles!
  • Furry Confusion: After getting his own tires blown out by Dip, he gets back on the road...behind the wheel of a real world car. He even quips at the ridiculousness of "a car driving a car" as he drives off.
  • 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: His responses to Roger's Ask a Stupid Question....
    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: Literally.
  • Villain Has a Point: By his own admission he drove a couple of miles straight down the sidewalk, and we see what Benny's like on the street. The Toon Patrol had a damn good reason to arrest him.
  • Your Size May Vary: In most scenes he's large enough for the other characters to fit inside him as comfortably as they would any other car, but in one scene he himself becomes small enough to fit into the driver's seat of a real-life car. And once again this is Justified by the Toon Physics he and his kin run on.

    The Toon Patrol 
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Smart Ass voiced by: David Lander, Issei Futamata (Japanese)
Stupid voiced by: Fred Newman
Wheezy voiced by: June Foray
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 feel kind of 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 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 movie 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. Other tie-in media have named him "Smarty."
  • Breakout Villain: Within the film itself, they're a Quirky Mini Boss Squad that's dealt with before the confrontation with Judge Doom. They managed to get enough collective popularity that they become the main villains of the dark ride attraction in Disneyland's Toon Town.
  • 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: Smart Ass 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.
  • 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 Smart Ass 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: Smart Ass and Greasy talk in a squeaky and gruff voice.
  • Fat Idiot: Stupid. He's got a big round belly and he earned his name by being not bright.
  • 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 and is shown having suffering the negative side effects such as bloodshot eyes, sickly shade of fur, and constantly wheezing.
  • 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. Smart Ass and Greasy also have 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: Psycho 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 Smart Ass 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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: They're collectively the only shown Toons that are portrayed as sadistic, murderous and sociopathic, willing to go along with his plan to commit genocide on their own race by wiping Toon Town from the face of the earth by working with a racist human. This gets downplayed as Doom himself is later revealed as a Toon himself, proving to be far more murderously insane and evil than they were.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Judge Doom. It's very telling that they don't ever exhibit visible frustration for his treatment of them, let alone plan to ditch him when the situation turns sour or get back at him. Nor due they show any fear of him, unlike everyone else except Jessica or Eddie — at least until Doom reveals his true identity -- resulting Eddie briefly being terrified as well for very different reasons, mainly to do with his past.
  • 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.
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    Bongo 
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Voiced by: Morgan Deare, Alejandro Abdalah (Latin-American Spanish), Yu Shimaka (Japanese)

"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.


  • Artistic License – Biology: Real gorillas are actually shorter than the average human when standing upright. Justified as even in-universe he isn't a real gorilla.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Presumed after Doom is killed as he appears in the crowd of toons in the Acme Factory, at least given the context of the deleted scene.
  • Jerkass: He's quite a jerk to Eddie, but he was right to be suspicious when Eddie tries to peep into Jessica's room and rightfully throws him out. Although, since he works for Doom in the deleted scene, he may be not want Eddie to snoop.
  • Karma Houdini: A deleted scene shows that he's working for Judge Doom. He's seen happily singing with the other toons at the end, however.
  • Killer Gorilla: Although not as aggressive as most cartoon gorillas, he is still big, scary-looking and rather violent with Eddie. But in a deleted scene he's shown working for the Big Bad.
  • No Name Given: Technically applied as his name was only revealed in a deleted scene and his credits listing, even in recent remastered editions, is still given as "Gorilla".
  • No Sense of Humor: He doesn't take Eddie's sarcasm very well. See the dialogue above.

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

Voiced by: June Foray, Chika Sakamoto (Japanese)

"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 about thirty seconds 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's.
  • 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 apartment 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: Fortunately, 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 kicking down the door Eddie slammed in her face.
  • Big Word Shout: Almost every time she speaks.
    "A MMAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!"
    "YOO-HOO LOVER BOY! IT'S LENA HYENA!"
    "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: She knocks down a door that was slammed right in her face by Eddie and races all the way down an extremely tall building to save Eddie from hitting the pavement all so she could kiss him. Eddie finally manages to stop Lena by tricking her into running straight into a wall, whick knocks her senseless.
  • 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 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 sees 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: Upon seeing Eddie and instantly developing a crush on him, Lena immediately sprints towards him with the intention of kissing him. Despite his attempts to evade her, Lena manages to plant a big kiss on Eddie's cheek, much to his disgust.
  • 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: Upon seeing him enter her room, Lena instantly concludes that Eddie has come with romantic intentions, when he has done nothing to suggest that he is a suitor. Nevertheless, her method of starting a relationship with someone is to shower him with unwanted physical displays of affection.
  • Interspecies Romance: She is a toon that becomes infatuated with Eddie who is a human, though she is a human toon.
  • 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. Despite this, her actions suggest she is only interested in getting physical with a male, not genuine love.
  • 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 her 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 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 has a silhouette that resembles Jessica, which causes Eddie to believe that she is her when he goes to intercept. It happens two times in the film: in her hotel room window doing her hair and when Eddie is looking through the keyhole.
  • 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 to smother him in unwanted 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.
  • 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.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has some freckles around her face, though she is definitely not youthful.

    The Bullet Gang 
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"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 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.
  • Cartridges in Flight: They come flying out of Eddie's Toon revolver, brass casing and all, when fired. Natch, given that they're toon revolvers and their casings are apparently part of their bodies.
  • Cigar Chomper: The fat cowboy voiced by Pat Buttram.
  • The Ditz: They're definitely not the, uh, fastest bullets in the chamber, for sure; when Eddie fires them at a fleeing suspect, all of them take the wrong turn, leading to him sighing and calling them "Dum Dums".explanation 
  • 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.

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    Eddie Valiant 
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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.
  • 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's clearly attracted to 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.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: 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.
  • 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 and is suitably horrified enough to flee to save Roger and Jessica than risk a fight.
  • Everyone 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 toon shoe into the dip mix. Note that this is before his character development kicks in.
    • Later, even though he had every reason to hate Judge Doom even before it was revealed that the judge was actually the same toon who killed his brother, he takes no pleasure both times Doom dies — the first seemingly by being run over by his own steamroller and when he's melted away by his own dip after spraying it in self-defense.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates toons, but not all of them. Part of his character arc is overcoming his prejudice. It also helps that he kills the source of why he gains his prejudice — the psychotic Toon who now poses as the Big Bad of the plot, healing his emotional scars as he does so.
  • 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 Jessica getting affectionate with Eddie 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 got 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.
  • 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 Smart Ass 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 
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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 
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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.
  • Gambit Roulette: Writing his will in disappearing-reappearing ink to hide it from Doom offered no guarantee that said ink wouldn't have already reappeared by the time Doom got his hands on it, since the ink's invisibility doesn't seem to have a consistent duration, as shown by both Eddie's stain and the will itself fading back in within seconds of each other, despite the fact that Marvin isn't seen writing his will in the scene where he squirts Eddie, meaning that he'd written it at some earlier point.
    • It's possible the Disappearing-Reappearing Ink works on the principle of Toon physics: Only reappears when it's funny.
  • 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.

    Dolores 
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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 boyfriend 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 
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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 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.

    Angelo 
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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

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.

    C.B. Maroon 

R.K. Maroon's identical twin brother, who inherits Maroon Cartoons after his brother's death and continues on as its CEO in The Resurrection of Doom and the following comic series.


  • Always Identical Twins: Both Roger and Eddie initially mistake him for R.K. Maroon, as he looks completely identical. Personality-wise, though, he's very different.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Unlike his brother, he doesn't get involved in shady deals and has a far more solid sense of morals.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: To a far bigger extent than his brother. He may have a low tolerance for nonsense then it comes to filming, but he genuinely tries to look out for those in his employ.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Apart from his appearance, the only thing he really has in common with his late twin brother is that they both liked and appreciated Toons. Where R.K Maroon was a Corrupt Corporate Executive and Manipulative Bastard who got up to shady things and wasn't above using his employees as pawns, C.B is an honest Reasonable Authority Figure who may grumble but makes sure to be fair to his employees.

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