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At last, the best movie in cinema history with the extras!, 23 Feb. 2003
Roger Rabbit is framed for murder and only private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) can help him. The man who hates toons ever since a toon killed his brother. And it seems like Roger's wife (Jessica Rabbit, the sexiest character in animation history, voice by Kathleen Turner) is involved in the conspiracy against him. The Toons in the movie include also established cartoon stars such as Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Dumbo, Mickey Mouse, Donald and Daffy.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? combines real actors with the cartoon residents of Toontown to create a world of a 1940s Los Angeles. This movie is not only great entertainment but a breakthrough in craftsmanship. This is the first film that convincingly combines real actors and animated cartoon characters in the same space in the same time and make it look real.
Disney and Amblin produced, George Lucas and ILM handled the film's special effects, Robert Zemeckis directed and the animation is by Richard Williams. More importantly, Spielberg persuaded the other Hollywood studios to allow Disney to use their classic cartoon characters.
Famous cartoon voices also performed for this movie (Mel Blanc for Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, and Porky Pig and Charles Fleischer for Roger, Greasy, Psycho, and Benny the Cab).
It won 4 Academy Awards: for Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, and a Special Achievement Award for animation direction and creation of the cartoon characters.
Don't hesitate from buying this dvd. Remember that this is the movie that Mr Spielberg is proudest of to this day among those he produced.