Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Director Robert Zemeckis seamlessly mixes live action with animation wizardry in this cinematic groundbreaker featuring Bob Hoskins as gruff gumshoe Eddie Valiant, who agrees to take the case of Roger Rabbit, a zany cartoon star framed for murder.
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- Robert Zemeckis
- 1989 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- 1989 Academy Award®
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Sound Effects Editing
- Best Film Editing
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
PGAdult content, mild violence.
Full Screen 1.33:1Closed captioned
Closed captionedLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround English: Dolby Digital 5.1 French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; filmmakers' commentary; deleted scene; making-of featurette; production featurettes; pop-up trivia; interactive set-top gallery; split-screen comparison.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that some of the nuances of Who Framed Roger Rabbit's storyline -- and much of the film's innuendo-laden humor -- will go right over children's head. Several scenes feature cartoon violence, including one in which characters are thrown into "the dip" (an acid-like concoction that will "erase" toons). A live-action character is shot on screen (no blood), and someone is run over by a steamroller. Adult language used by the live-action characters includes "son of a bitch" and "bastard," and silly double entendres proliferate ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way"). Jessica Rabbit is highly sexualized.
- Sexual Content
- Silly double entendres proliferate, including character Baby Herman's reference to his inability to pursue his adult nurse being the result of having "50-year-old lust and a 3-year-old dinky." Jessica Rabbit has a voluptuous figure and wears very revealing clothes. Everything she does exudes sexiness, even when playing "patty-cake" with a director.
- Several scenes feature cartoon violence that borders on the sadistic and the surreal. Characters are thrown into "the dip" (an acid-like concoction that will "erase" toons), a live-action character is shot on screen, and Judge Doom is run over by a steam engine.
- Adult language used by the live-action characters includes "son of a bitch" and "bastard." Derogatory remarks are made against the toons.
- Social Behavior
- A primary theme is that things are not always as they appear and people are not always who they seem to be. The mix of sexuality and animation in Jessica Rabbit's character might be confusing to some kids.
- Classic Chevrolets line the streets, Acme labels are lurking around every corner, along with Wild Turkey whiskey, the main character's favorite drink.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The main character is an alcoholic and drinks heavily throughout the day. Smoking is also prevalent.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it