Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A real life detective, who has a mistrust of cartoons, reluctantly helps a cartoon rabbit who has been accused of murder.
Brigette: A detective who hates toons must help one clear his name.
Morgan: Cartoons and real-life combined.
Gable: A detective and a “toon” work together to solve a crime.
Pete: Animated & Real-Life Comedy/Crime
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Eddie Valiant because he overcomes his grudge and ends up being a hero.
Brigette: Roger Rabbit because his goal in life was to make people happy by making them laugh.
Morgan: Dumbo, just because he was so cute!
Gable: Roger Rabbit because he was funny.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Judge Doom because he was deceptive and overly idealistic about freeways.
Brigette: Judge Doom because he was greedy and mean.
Morgan: Judge Doom, because he was cruel.
Gable: Judge Doom because he was creepy and evil (and that’s not a good mix!).
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It was immediately attention grabbing because of both plot and animation/real life combination. It was entertaining throughout every minute and felt like it lasted longer than 104 minutes.
Brigette: It is such an incredibly fun and imaginative film that got my attention immediately and kept it the whole time.
Morgan: Grabbed me immediately and was pretty intense.
Gable: The fact that the animations are mixed with the real actors is so amazing. It looks cool. At first, it looked like it was going to be lame but it turned out to be really intense.
Pete: “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit
Brigette: “Here’s to the pencil pushers. May they all get lead poisoning.” – Eddie Valiant
Morgan & Gable: “A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have.” – Roger Rabbit
How was the soundtrack?
Brigette: The film is very well scored by Alan Silvestri with just the right mix of cartoon and 50’s cop drama. You can listen to it on YouTube here. We’ve put the songs in the film on Grooveshark for your listening pleasure.
Would you watch it again?
Pete: This is one of the very few films I would actually consider purchasing so I could watch whenever I wanted to.
Brigette: This wasn’t my first time watching it, so I suppose there could always be another and I have a little soft spot for this film after having worked Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin one summer at Disneyland.
Gable: Even though I would know what the ending was like, I bet it would still be enjoyable. Somehow, it just would be. It was that great of a film.
How does the film compare to the book?
Pete: Not sure, but after finding out that it was actually based on Gary K. Wolf’s novel “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?”, I plan to find out.
Brigette: It seems that Disney did their usual trick of turning Gary K. Wolf’s very adult novel into a family friendly film.
Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?
Gable: It looks like there is a Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2 in progress. I can’t wait to see it!
How was the ending?
Pete: Action packed, intense, touching, and entertaining.
Brigette & Morgan: Happy.
Gable: What anyone would expect from a Disney movie.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Making someone laugh is a very powerful gift.
Brigette: Laughter is the best medicine.
Morgan: Sometimes you have to face your fears to save those you care about.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who loves animation mixed in with crime noir and comedy.
Brigette: Anyone who used to (or still does) imagine cartoons as real actors.
Morgan: Disney fans, detective lovers, Toon-Town lovers, cartoon lovers, or Roger Rabbit fans.
Gable: Disney movie and Roger Rabbit fans. Also people who love Toon-Town and like the idea of animations and reality in the same film.
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Moment: Jessica Rabbit Won’t Eat Her Cereal
Recipe: Carrot Cake
Craft/Activity: Make disappearing ink.
Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Rockslide Brewing’s Rabbit Ear Amber Ale
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The Ink And Paint Club
What makes you laugh?