A private detective who hates toons is the only hope
for a cartoon rabbit after he's accused of murder.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman
Starring Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Christopher Lloyd, Kathleen Turner, Joanna Cassidy, Alan Tilvern, Stubby Kaye
Based on the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
Oscar Wins - Best Film Editing,
Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects
Oscar Nominations - Best Cinematography,
Best Art Direction, Best Sound
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of the most innovative and enjoyable movies ever made and continues to look amazing even to this day. The seamless way they blended together cartoons and live actors is still incredible and has yet to be replicated in such a realistic way.
Bob Hoskins delivers my favorite performance of his as Detective Eddie Valiant, one of the unsung heroes of 1980's movies. He's a private snoop who gets involved in a murder plot after cartoon Roger Rabbit begs for his help to prove his innocence. Along the way, we meet such famous cartoons as Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Donald Duck, and pretty much every other major player from both Disney and Warner Bros. If only studio cooperation like this could happen again (I'm looking at you Sony and Marvel).
Christopher Lloyd is devilishly creepy as the evil Judge Doom, a character who is not entirely what he appears to be and who's final reveal will terrify you beyond belief. I think it's easy to see I love this film and it has been one of my favorites for many years.