Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Trivia: When the taxi Jessica and Eddie are in hits the lamppost, she spins around and her dress shifts position. For a couple of frames on the laserdisc version her underwear vanishes, or at least it appears to. Opinion is divided as to whether it's a deliberate move by the animators or just an error in colouring. (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/who-stripped-jessica-rabbit/). (00:18:15)


Trivia: When the filmmakers sought permission to use the Looney Tunes characters in the film, Warner Brothers only agreed on the condition that Bugs Bunny receive equal screen time with Mickey Mouse.

Trivia: Ever wonder what all that technical jargon that Judge Doom rattles off about his "Dip" was all about? The Dip, which he tells Eddie is a mixture he has made out of acetone, benzene, and turpentine, is the only way to kill a toon. Why? Because these are essentially the three main ingredients in "Paint Thinner" - which he uses to literally remove a toon's paint, thereby removing their existence. (00:33:20)


Trivia: The film's credits run for nearly ten minutes. At the time of its release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit held the record for having the longest end credits sequence in cinema history. (01:37:05 - 01:43:30)


Trivia: After filming, Bob Hoskins had hallucinations, and his son became angry at him for not bringing any of his cartoon friends home.

Trivia: In early versions of the script, Judge Doom had a pet vulture and was the one who shot Bambi's mother.


Trivia: A nice subtle detail you might not notice right away - in almost every single scene, Doom's cloak is lightly billowing, as though it has a perpetual breeze running through it. Not only is this a cute nod to the classic cliche of the "billowing cloak" many villains have in comics and cartoons, but it's also a very subtle "hint" that something's not quite right about him.


Trivia: The title has no question mark at the end, because according to director Robert Zemeckis, there's an old superstition that films with a question mark in the title do badly at the box office.



Trivia: In a bit of irony, Bob Hoskin's live-action character Eddie Valiant had to be animated in a few quick shots during the car-chase with the weasels and Bennie the cab, due to the high-speeds and/or chaotic movement, which would have been too dangerous (or too impractical) to do with Bob Hoskins or a stunt-double. These shots (which actually look fairly creepy, due to Valiant's animated form falling into "uncanny valley") are most easily seen by going frame-by-frame in certain quick shots.

Trivia: The actors who voiced the toons would usually stand off-camera and recite their lines to help the live-action actors with their performances. Charles Fleischer, who voiced Roger Rabbit, had one peculiar demand, though - he asked the production to make him a full-size Roger costume to wear, complete with fur and big, floppy ears. He felt that dressing up in a (ridiculous and hilarious looking) Roger costume would help him get into character every day.


Trivia: At various points early in the writing process, both Jessica Rabbit and Baby Herman were considered to be twist-villains during the third act. Ultimately, the character Judge Doom was created and became the bad-guy as the script was further developed.


Trivia: They hadn't come up with the final design for Jessica during filming, so Bob Hoskins was told to just imagine his "ideal sexual fantasy" when picturing the character. Hoskins later remarked that the final design was actually sexier and more risque then what he pictured in his head.


Trivia: The first test-screening was a disaster. Most of the cartoon effects were incomplete (with many simply missing), and the crowd was made up entirely of teenagers who weren't told anything about the movie. When the film opened with a cartoon, they began leaving in droves, as they assumed it was a kids' movie. Those who initially stayed started to then walk out due to the film being hard to follow without the effects. However, later tests screenings went much better as more effects were finished.


Trivia: Since Roger's voice actor Charles Fleischer would wear a Roger costume to "get into character," producers and executives from other productions who happened to see him would often mistakenly think he was the actual character that would appear in the final film. Evidently, it was a running joke at the studio for people to talk about "how bad the rabbit movie looks," since they didn't realise the finished film would include an actual cartoon character.



Trivia: The cartoon oven in the kitchen during the first scene of the movie shows the name Hotternell. Which if you say it out loud reads like "hotter then hell".

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Revealing mistake: When the weasels are at Eddie's apartment and Roger is handcuffed to Eddie, Roger runs under the bed and drags Eddie on the floor. As he pulls him you can clearly see a board with wheels under Eddie that is pulling him under the bed. (00:38:50)

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Eddie Valiant: I'm through with taking falls. And bouncing off the walls. Without that gun, I'd have some fun. I'd kick you in the...
[A vase hits Eddie in the head stopping his singing.]
Roger Rabbit: Nose.
Smart Ass: Nose? That don't rhyme with walls.
Eddie Valiant: But this does.
[Kicks Smart Ass in the balls].

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Question: When Eddie is fighting Doom at the end he spots a box with a singing sword in it. He whips it out and sure enough, the sword starts singing. My question is, why would there even be a singing sword? Is this a reference to something else?

Carl Missouri

Answer: Valiant also shares his name with Arthurian comic strip hero Prince Valiant, who wields a singing sword, Flamberge.

Chosen answer: One of the legends of Excalibur says that the sword sang when Arthur pulled it from the stone. Bugs Bunny went on a quest for the singing sword in a cartoon once, so there's historical AND cartoon precedence for singing swords.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: This is also a gag factory where such things like that would be made for cartoons.


Answer: It's likely just meant to be a nonsensical gag. Notice how Eddie and Doom both give the sword a questionable look, like they're also confused as to why such a thing even exists.

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