(Movie King Quick Review)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a classic Robert Zemeckis film with the intriguing premise where cartoon characters exist with real people. Bob Hoskins plays Eddie Valiant, a depressed and heavily drunken police detective, sore over the loss of his brother killed by a toon, is called by cartoon maker RK Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate a possible cartoon scandal regarding cartoon celebrity Roger Rabbit's attractive wife Jessica. When it's discovered that Jessica had a affair with Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Acme is murdered, and Roger is accused of the crime. He ends up teaming with Valiant in order to clear his name. The film also stars Christopher Lloyd as the creepy and menacing Judge Doom.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an excellent tribute to 40's film noir while featuring loads of funny comedy and a fitting tribute to the classic cartoon characters. The combination of live-action and animation had been done before in films like Mary Poppins, but Roger Rabbit fully utilizes the technology to great extent, making me believe that toons exist with real people. There's also great cameo appearances from classic cartoon stars, from Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, and Tweedy Bird, just to name a few. Also look for a very jazzy, awesome score from Alan Silvestri. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is probably one of the craziest films in the 80's, and it's also an unforgettable visual experience.