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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Vista Series) (1988)

Bob Hoskins , Christopher Lloyd , Robert Zemeckis  |  PG |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (533 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Writers: Gary K. Wolf, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman
  • Producers: Alan Dewhurst, Don Hahn, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy
  • Format: Anamorphic, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, Live, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), French (Unknown), Spanish (Unknown)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Disney Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (533 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007AJGH
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,029 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Vista Series)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Fully restored and remastered
  • Two discs--one family-friendly, one for the enthusiast
  • "Who Made Roger Rabbit" featuette
  • "Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit" new documentary
  • Set-top game, "Trouble in Toontown"
  • Deleted scene, "The Pig Head Sequence"
  • "Toon Stand-Ins" featurette
  • Toontown Confidential--pop-up style trivia viewing mode
  • The Valiant Files--interactive set-top gallery
  • Split screen comparison
  • Companion booklet and collictable glossy
  • Roger Rabbit shorts: "Tummy Trouble," "Rollercoaster Rabbit," and "Trail Mix-Up"

Editorial Reviews

Additional Features

The handsome Vista Series double disc is set up exactly the way it should be. Disc 1, labeled "Family Friendly," contains a full screen version of the film, an enjoyable game, and a dandy 10-minute, over-easy look at the making of the film. Plus it includes all three Roger Rabbit shorts, which have been hard to find over the years. Disc 2, "Enthusiast," offers the widescreen version of the film, which can be viewed with on-screen facts (which obliterate much of the frame) and a lively commentary from director Robert Zemeckis along with the producers and writers. Like Zemeckis's DVD set of Back to the Future, the extras often repeat the same facts, especially the enormous scope of the project (it was done without computers, youngsters). Most intriguing is the making-of footage showing actors working with puppets or, more often, thin air. The new 35-minute documentary pulls everything together nicely, but an outside perspective would have been more intriguing. The film looks great but it's not a huge improvement over the initial 1999 DVD release (yet both are vastly better than anything shown on TV). --Doug Thomas

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It's 1947 Hollywood, and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down-on-his-luck detective, is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toontown, is playing hanky-panky with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of Maroon Cartoon superstar Roger Rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, and the sinister, power-hungry Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) is on a mission to bring Roger to justice. Roger begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer and the plot thickens as Eddie uncovers scandal after scandal and realizes the very existence of Toontown is at stake! WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT is deliciously outrageous fun the whole family will enjoy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Rabbit Gets Some Justice March 15, 2003
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Filmmakers have been combining animation and live action since the days of silent film--but 1988's WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT not only bested everything done previously, it set a standard that is unlikely to be surpassed. Although it has been available on VHS and in a mediocre DVD release for quite a few years, the film finally gets the star treatment in this "Vista Series" double DVD release, which includes the film in both pan-and-scan and letterbox formats and an assortment of extras, many of which are quite interesting.

The concept and story are well known: cartoon characters are not drawings, but are living entities who work in the film industry, and when Maroon Cartoon star Roger Rabbit is accused of murdering Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), he turns to private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) for help. Trouble is, Eddie hates "Toons." After all, one of them offed his brother, and Eddie hasn't been sober since. The concept is a clever one, and the story could have gone in any number of directions--but ROGER RABBIT hops down a completely unexpected trail. Set in 1947 Los Angeles, the film uses classic "noir" elements (and references everything from THE MALTESE FALCON to CHINATOWN); it also makes considerable sly social commentary on racism, with the "Toons" performing in a Cotton Club-like nightclub, literally working for peanuts at the studios, and more or less confined to living in "Toontown," which might easily be read as social ghettoization. And all of these sidelights are interesting and entertaining. But the most attractive thing about ROGER RABBIT is that it is just plain fun to watch.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful
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One of the great joys of movie-going is to see a concept, that on-the-face-of-it is so goofy and off-beat that it should never work, but, in the end, does work and works in spades! So it was for me with Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This Vista Series DVD brings the film to us with a crisp & clean picture, THX sound, and a beautifully packaged set of extras that include a very clever interactive menu, plus loads of goodies presented smartly, with humor and surprises.
Seeing the film again reminded me how impressed I was with the audacity and accomplishment of Bob Zemeckis and his collaborators on bringing off with care and intelligence, a sharp & funny film that plays to both children & adults. Who would have thunk it?
Taking a Chinatown-like story of early Los Angeles with some basis in fact (destroying the Red Line to make way for freeways) complete with murder & intrigue & marrying it to the screwy conceit that cartoon figures, aka Toons, actually lived and worked as live actors and inhabited a section of LA called Toontown is such a manifestly dopey idea that it would take enormous inspiration, intelligence and attention to detail to make it even nominally work. All of those qualities were present, as the extras demonstrate, in abundance here, and the result was movie magic.
Made prior to CGI coming into its own, the characters were brought to the screen brilliantly. As one of the animators pointed out, even early CGI was rejected because the film-makers wanted the characters to maintain their cartoon look, only brought into 3 dimensions. The hows and whys of what they did to achieve this magic are worth a look.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pl-pl-pl-pl-EEZE!! I wanted MORE!! January 26, 2003
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First of all, sorry to contradict you, Luis Arturo Gutierrez Calv, but "...Roger Rabbit" does NOT have CGI effects! While I was living in Los Angeles shortly after the film was released, one of the animation directors for the film was a speaker at a special "...Roger Rabbit" symposium at an animation festival. He directly answered a question from the audience about CGI in the film by stating that even though some effects LOOK computer-generated (specifically, the reflective kitchen floor in the opening cartoon segment), everything (even the sequins on Jessica Rabbit's show gown reflecting light like minature flashbulbs) was done the old-fashioned way, by HAND!! Yes, Richard Williams (main animation director) is JUST THAT GOOD!!! As the speaker (whose name escapes me for now) put it: (and I'm paraphrasing by memory here) "the only time the animators used their computers was in figuring out equations" for camera angles and such!
That same director also mentioned three scenes that were cut. Namely, the "Aaah! I'm a pig!!" scene (which was in commercials for the movie during its theatrical run!) that has since been shown on network television (and is included on this dvd), the scene leading up to that one: Eddie Valiant being caught...in Jessica Rabbit's dressing room, I think...by Jessica, Judge Doom, the Weasels and the Gorilla Bouncer, and gag tycoon Marvin Acme's funeral, featuring Forhorn Leghorn delivering the eulogy (which are not!)!!
Also, I was fortunate enough to be acquainted with voice-over actress Norma MacMillan who recorded lines for "...Roger Rabbit" as Casper, The Friendly Ghost!! But where WAS the little guy?? Perhaps at the aforementioned funeral?? Why isn't this scene included?? Even a 'rough' animated pencil test of it would be MORE than welcome!!
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Subtitles please?
Don't know if you still want to know, but it has a Spanish language audio track, but it does NOT have Spanish subtitles.
Jul 17, 2007 by Kiwi Kenobi |  See all 2 posts
Finally on Blu-Ray
So, will the region 1 be released at about the same time?
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